How do I automatically calculate both Staff and Volunteers?

Adam Robinson shared this question 2 years ago
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I can only get IO to calculate either the Staff to send or the number of Volunteers. It looks like this depends on which delivery type is selected. If Staffing is set to yes on the delivery type, it calculates just staff. Otherwise it calculates just volunteers. How can I get both Staff and Volunteers to automatically calculate?

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There isn't a way to do this.

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Can you give us some examples of why one might want to do this? Obviously there are partially staffed events, but autocalculating both these numbers would likely just overestimate both numbers and need adjusted anyways.

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Yes, we're trying to allow customers to specify which items they are going to provide volunteers for during checkout.


  • Rental prices are set to include staff in the price, have the correct number of staff required, and zero volunteers.
  • For the items that can be staffed by a volunteer, we added an accessory called "Provide a volunteer and $AVE" that the customer can click on when renting the item.
  • That accessory has a negative cost, cancelling out the staffing cost for the item. It requires 1 Volunteer, -1 Staff, and 5 minutes setup time for training the volunteer.


Currently, it works fairly well. The only issue is that we have to go in and manually add up the number of "Provide a volunteer and $AVE" accessories and set the number of volunteers ourselves.

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Thanks for the feedback. We will keep it in mind for future improvements. We are hoping to make some improvements to the leads page that might get into this.