Volunteers

Waivers, Workers’ Compensation and Volunteers

Every volunteer must sign one of the following two waivers and have it on file with the supervising unit before beginning volunteer service.

  1. The recommended waiver for all UCSC volunteers is the Volunteer Waiver and Election of Workers’ Compensation Coverage; the volunteer is both electing workers' compensation and waiving other remedies, or
  2. A volunteer who does not want to accept workers’ compensation coverage must sign the Elective/Voluntary Activity Waiver instead.

The supervising unit must retain the signed waiver for five years beyond the end of the term of volunteer service. 

Prior to offering volunteer opportunities to international scholars/visitors, please consult with your department or division.