Type of Appointment Process and Forms Resources
To Hire a Volunteer
A volunteer appointment can be approved for a period of up to twelve months only.

A volunteer appointment can be approved for a period of up to 12 months only.

Per the Staff Volunteer Appointment Policy, staff volunteers are persons who directly volunteer their services for a staff appointment without compensation and who are subject to the control of the University.

University policy and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) permit individuals to volunteer for a staff appointment without compensation providing that the appointment does not displace a regular staff employee.

Please reference this page.


Volunteer employees:
- Are eligible for Worker’s Compensation coverage only.
- May apply for a UCSD I.D. card.


• Complete the Staff Volunteer Employment Form, Oath and Patent Agreement, Emergency Contact Form, and Personal Data Form. If the volunteer is under age 18, a work permit or written authorization from the volunteer's parent
• The start date of the appointment can only be on or after the Oath and Patent Agreement is signed by the employee.
• Return the three completed and signed original forms to Maria Nerissa at 0737.

For more information about work permits, please reference this page.



Staff Volunteer Employment Form

Oath and Patent Agreement

Emergency Contact Form

Personal Data Form


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Telephone: (858) 534-3684, Fax: (858) 534-7653, Electronic Mail: psychiatry@ucsd.edu