What is a team?

A Team in VSP is a group of volunteers who must always be scheduled together in a particular job. The members of a team will not necessarily be kept together when they are scheduled in jobs that aren’t the specified job of the team.

To configure Teams, you will first need to unhide this pane by going to VSP’s Edit menu at the top of the screen and choosing “Show all panes.” You will then see a Families pane and a Teams pane appear on the left-hand side of the window.

Teams can also be used to create repeating, rotating assignments. By default, teams are set to schedule normally, meaning they will not be preassigned in any type of rotation. The teams will need to be manually scheduled by you or another administrator or can be auto-scheduled based on availability.

If you are scheduling teams for “Any shift,” you can preassign teams on a fixed rotation. Choosing this option means the teams will be scheduled sequentially in a fixed rotation across all of the shifts. The first team will be scheduled for the first shift on the date specified, the second team will be scheduled for the next shift, and so on.

If you are scheduling teams for a particular recurring shift, you will see the options to preassign teams in a # week rotation, preassign teams to the first through # week of every month, or preassign teams in a monthly rotation. Choosing this option means the teams will be scheduled sequentially in the selected manner for only the specified shift.