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1 1 SMT Training 2011 Dallas Volunteer Portal - Overview Elaine Hentschel ADS Georgia (GA1) 1

2 2 SMT Training 2011 Dallas AARP Tax-Aide Volunteer Portal Presentation Objectives  Volunteer Portal Overview  Access, register and log-in  Portal menu organization  User Guidelines Support / Resources  Training resource for volunteer trainers

3 3 SMT Training 2011 Dallas AARP Tax-Aide Volunteer Portal A web-based and centralized access point that provides a single and secure access to All AARP Tax-Aide Information, Applications, Databases and Reporting Accessibility based on volunteer title and other requirements Simplification and consistent presentation of the forms, tools and interfaces used for data entry, search and reporting

4 4 SMT Training 2011 Dallas Volunteer Portal Applications  Oct 2010 Introduction Recruitment Online AARP Material Ordering – Optional Site applications - Site Management application (SMS ) - Optional - Activity Reporting – Portal Activity Users Only  April 2011 Site Management application - Portal Only  Future….

5 5 SMT Training 2011 Dallas Volunteer Portal Access  https://volunteers.aarp.org https://volunteers.aarp.org

6 6 SMT Training 2011 Dallas Getting Started…. New User: Click On “Register Here” Already a User: Click on “Use Already Registered”

7 7 SMT Training 2011 Dallas New User Registration Form

8 8 SMT Training 2011 Dallas New User Registration Confirmation

9 9 Already Registered Access

10 10 SMT Training 2011 Dallas Already Registered Access

11 11 SMT Training 2011 Dallas Volunteer Personalized Menu

12 12 SMT Training 2011 Dallas My Preferences - Organization  Application terminology  Vol. title determines menu options  “ ►”  “+” sign  “ -” sign

13 13 SMT Training 2011 Dallas My Preferences – DC Title

14 14 SMT Training 2011 Dallas Portal Access by Volunteer Title

15 15 SMT Training 2011 Dallas Other Landing Page Links Logout Exit the Volunteer Portal Increase the text size Update ProfileUpdate Mailing Address and Residential Phone

16 16 SMT Training 2011 Dallas Update Profile Window Updates VMIS Mailing Address The mailing address displayed address may not be the T-A address. The T-A address prints on volunteer rosters Residential Phone Number

17 17 SMT Training 2011 Dallas Browser Considerations IE8 and IE9 – Compatibility View On Pop-up blockers – Off Informational message and guidance

18 18 SMT Training 2011 Dallas Common Registration Errors  already in use Another volunteer using this Confirm using T-A address in volunteer record Contact HelpDesk.  Invalid password Password must be 6-20 characters in length and should have one number.

19 19 SMT Training 2011 Dallas Common Login Errors  Common Login Errors Mis-typed address Mis-typed password - Password is case sensitive Forgot password

20 20 SMT Training 2011 Dallas Forgot Password 1 2

21 21 SMT Training 2011 Dallas Operating Tips  Do not use Browser “Back” button to go back a screen in any portal application. User will be taken back to the Login screen  Use the “Cancel” button to return to the previous screen.

22 22 SMT Training 2011 Dallas Tax-Aide Address Changing the address that you use for Tax-Aide related correspondence?  Notify the state ADS who will update your volunteer record, AND  Send an to to have your Volunteer Portal login address changed – the ADS cannot update Portal login

23 23 SMT Training 2011 Dallas Log-in/Registration Support AARP HelpDesk (M-F, 8am-11pm EST) When to contact HelpDesk Wish to change login address - Changing address in Volunteer record will NOT change Portal login address Trouble registering

24 24 SMT Training 2011 Dallas Portal Application Support  National Tax-Aide Support When to contact Tax-Aide If you can log in to the Portal, contact for assistance with accessing and/or using Portal applications

25 25 SMT Training 2011 Dallas Volunteer Portal Applications Questions? Next: Volunteer Portal – Future Miho


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