On the civivolunteer role options page you can edit the roles and fill out a description field. That is great but how do I use the description field on event pages where civivolunteer is enabled? I just get a drop down box listing the label. And obviously we can add description text to the event page, but that seems wrong. Where is the role description displayed?

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The role description is currently used in two primary places.

On your volunteer opportunities page, you'll notice a small quote bubble next to each role that has a description defined. Clicking the bubble will bring up a popup listing the description.

The other place the description is used is in the confirmation email sent to the volunteer after signup.

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