Individuals who volunteer services to the CSUN campus, whether on an ongoing basis or for a short-term event, and submit the Volunteer Identification Form with the required signatures, are considered CSUN volunteers. A CSUN volunteer is an individual who performs work or provides services without compensation for a semester, academic year, calendar year, session, or any part thereof. CSUN volunteers may perform a variety of functions in support of campus activities.
Examples of volunteer work include, but are not limited to:
- Volunteers who teach or assist in teaching; volunteers who assist with registration;
- Volunteers working in the Health Center or learning centers;
- Students who volunteer to assist with campus activities;
- Volunteers who drive vehicles on official university business such as field trips or athletic events;
- Volunteers who perform general office work;
- Volunteers who assist at campus events.
CSUN volunteers must have the necessary training and/or supervision to safely carry out the volunteer work and, depending on the particular function performed, must meet the appropriate licensing and CSUN requirements. An individual who volunteers services in a field that requires a license or certificate must satisfy that requirement prior to performance of those duties.
For example, a medical doctor volunteering services must have a current license to practice medicine before volunteering; a CSUN volunteer authorized to drive a vehicle on official state business must have a current valid drivers license, complete defensive driver training, submit STD 261 "Authorization to Use Privately Owned Vehicle on State Business," and demonstrate that they maintain a good driving record. (A copy of these documents must be on file with the Office of Human Resources.)
A volunteer who renders services of his or her own free will, without remuneration of any kind, does not need to complete an I-9. If a person receives any kind of compensation from a campus for services, a Form I-9 needs to be completed and the person needs to be appointed as an employee.
CSUN, volunteers are required to sign and date a Volunteer Identification Form. This form can be downloaded from our website at http://www-admn.csun.edu/ohrs/compemp/forms/ohrs_20-64.pdf.
Once completed, send an original, signed copy to the Office of Human Resources at Mail Code 8229. A copy of appropriate license or certificate, if applicable, must be attached.
NOTE: FORM(S) MUST BE RECEIVED IN HUMAN RESOURCES BEFORE VOLUNTEER BEGINS WORK.