Individuals who provide direct service in support of Buffalo State University and its programs and activities without remuneration are volunteers. Volunteer duties include supervising field experiences for students; assisting in museums, libraries, theaters, and laboratories; assisting in activities relating to fundraising and campus improvement projects; and serving as guides. Volunteers may be terminated at any time with no explanation and without warning.
To both protect Buffalo State's interest and its volunteers, volunteers must receive official appointment as a volunteer because:
Volunteers will not:
Departments wishing to utilize volunteers must complete a Volunteer Appointment Form which includes describing:
The department head/supervisor requesting to use a volunteer is responsible for reviewing the appointment form for completeness and reasonableness, authorizing the request, and then submitting it to the divisional vice president for review for reasonableness and need. If the appointment is not approved, it should be returned to the department indicating reasons for non-approval.
Human Resources has the overall responsibility for administration and authorization to appoint volunteers. The following criteria will be used to determine if the person is eligible for volunteer status:
Human Resources will:
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