Oregon State University is pleased to have the assistance of the many individuals who volunteer their services to help the University accomplish its mission. Volunteer participation benefits the University and can also be very rewarding to the individual volunteering.

Departments/units are responsible for the oversight of all volunteer services and activities and for assessing the risks associated with volunteer services. The following resources are intended to assist University personnel in identifying, understanding, and complying with the requirements of the volunteer program and effectively managing the risks and requirements.


Volunteer Criteria

The Volunteer Criteria defines who is a volunteer and the circumstances under which employees can volunteer.

Conditions of Volunteer Service Forms

All Volunteers must complete the Conditions of Volunteer Service Form to be a registered University volunteer.

Volunteer FAQ

The Volunteer FAQ is a collection of questions and answers that are regularly asked about volunteer service.

Risk Assessment Tool

The Risk Assessment Tool can help identify risks associated with volunteer activities and develop a plan to reduce/control the risks.

Background Checks

Volunteers working in a critical or security-sensitive position as defined by OSU Standard 576-055-0020 must have a Criminal History Check conducted prior to commencing in such volunteer activities.


For more information, contact Insurance and Risk Management Services at (541) 737-7252.