Please review these guidelines closely when planning a volunteer activity,
All volunteers need to sign a waiver prior to volunteering offsite. Please click here to find and upload the waivers. Managers are responsible for retaining the waiver documents for one year.
-We encourage managers to be inclusive when planning a volunteer activity and encourage all team members to participate. Volunteering is optional, and no one can be required to participate in a volunteer activity.
-Managers should keep all ability levels in mind when choosing a non-profit. If appropriate, discuss accessibility with the non-profit organization and make sure a variety of activities are available for volunteers.
-Some volunteer sites may involve slightly strenuous activities. Please note that standing for long periods of time, or repeatedly moving in the same motion for a prolonged amount of time may increase risk of injury. Take measures to reduce risk of injury, and discuss with the non-profit organization.
Managers may use their discretion to determine whether work time can be used for a team volunteer activity. UCSF Volunteers is intended to be a manager-led, team-based volunteer activity where colleagues volunteer together in the community for 4-8 hours per year.
Managers should consider coverage needs, including back-up coverage, when planning a volunteer activity during work time. In some cases, there may need to be multiple staggered volunteer activities in order for all interested staff to attend.
It is not recommended to travel to volunteer sites via personal cars during work hours. Instead, we suggest traveling to your non-profit via our UCSF shuttle system, walking, or using public transportation.
UCSF shuttles are available for charter. To rent a UCSF shuttle (with your dept funds), go here. (Please note that shuttle rentals are for UCSF Departments only. Requests are subject to availability. If they cannot accommodate your request, they provide a series of charter bus companies for service.)
UCSF Values of Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity, and Excellence should always be represented when out in the community. UCSF teams are representing the university while volunteering and should adhere to UCSF policies.