Oregon Tech 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 Form

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.

Background Checks

Volunteers working in a critical or security-sensitive position as defined by Oregon Tech Policy must have a Criminal History Check conducted prior to commencing in such volunteer activities. Any Volunteer that will be working with minors will be required to complete a Criminal History Check. Criminal History Checks are conducted by the Human Resources Department.

Professional Licenses

For any Volunteer may perform any kind of services that are required to be performed by a licensed professional (e.g. doctor, nurse, counselor, architect, engineer, dental hygienist, etc.) the Department must first consult with Risk Management. Generally it will be a requirement that Risk Management have proof of any applicable licenses or certifications on file prior to approving the services by the Volunteer.

For more information, contact Risk Management at 541.885.1133.