First, we'll create a User Defined Field for the volunteer hours
  1. Click Management
  2. Select User-Defined Fields under Database Configuration
  3. Select the Category you want to save this new User-Defined Field in
  4. Select New Defined Field
  5. Name the Field Volunteer Hours
  6. Select Number as your Data Type
  7. Click Next
  8. Select Contacts as your field application (do not check off any other boxes)
  9. Click Next
  10. If you would like to utilize these options, mark the appropriate box(es)
  11. Click Next
  12. Select Text Box as your Display Type
  13. Click Save and Finish
Then, we'll create a Contact Method for volunteer hours
  1. Click Management
  2. Click System Defined Fields
  3. Click Contact Methods
  4. In the Name text box, type Volunteer Hours
  5. Click Add Value
  6. Click Save and Finish
We'll use the steps listed below to create a Contact entry indicating your volunteer's hours
  1. Click Accounts
  2. Click Find an Account
  3. Search for and click on the volunteer's name
  4. Click Journal
  5. Click Add
  6. Select Contact
  7. Fill in the date their volunteered and the subject for the Contact entry
  8. Select Volunteer Hours from the Contact Method drop down menu
  9. Fill in any relevant notes about the Contact (this is optional)
  10. Click the Volunteer Hours field (you may need to click the plus icon next to the name of the Category where you stored the User Defined Field to see Volunteer Hours)
  11. Fill in the number of hours they volunteered in the text box
  12. Click Save and Go to Journal
If you'd also like to run a query and report to see their volunteer hours, please see How do I query and report on volunteer hours?