The University of Iowa is pleased to have the assistance of the many individuals who volunteer their time to help support the university and its mission. The information on this site provides guidance and resources to clarify the relationship of volunteers to the university for the purposes of compliance with university policies, assigning risk and protecting the interests of volunteers, the university, the State of Iowa, and the community.  Most importantly, this site provides the Volunteer Authorization Form that is strongly recommended for use with each and every volunteer position.

Volunteer Program Guidelines

Definition of a volunteer

Limitations on who may volunteer

Persons not covered by these Program Guidelines

Liability protection

Responsibilities for Departments

Volunteer Authorization Form

Orientation and Training

Sample Orientation Checklist 



Responsibilities for Volunteers

Additional Resources 

Related Policies/Additional Resources

Offices that may provide guidance to departments/units