Volunteer Service

The purpose of the Volunteer Service Policy at Youngstown State University is to enhance the learning environment, enrich the student experience and engage members of the community. The service, advise, and insight volunteers provide is an invaluable resource. This policy enables the University to accept community members for volunteer service subject to policy and procedures designed to reduce the risk of volunteer activities, protect the interests of the University and its volunteers, serve the needs of the community, and ensure that the relationship between the University and its volunteers is clearly established and understood.

Individuals that engage in volunteer activities on behalf of the University are obligated to read, understand, and abide by the policy below. All Volunteers are required to complete the Volunteer Agreement and Release, Personal Data Form and the Release for Background Information Form (if applicable). Any individual whose volunteer service involves supervised or unsupervised contact with persons under the age of 18 years, the elderly, or persons with disabilities are required to undergo a background check. Background screenings are strongly recommended in all other volunteer activities.