Policy III.3006.B, Volunteer Service

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San Jacinto College recognizes the need for volunteer service.  The purpose of this policy is to enable the College to utilize volunteers while minimizing risk and protecting the interests of the College, its volunteers, and the community it serves.


It is the policy of San Jacinto College to utilize volunteers for certain events and activities at the College. These volunteers are not compensated in any way and do not receive any type of benefits from the College.


Volunteer: A person providing a service for, or on behalf of San Jacinto College. This service may be on the premises of the College, or at an activity related to or sponsored by the College at an offsite location. The volunteer, who is not an employee of the College, does not receive compensation in excess of reimbursement for approved expenses.

Under Texas Education Code Section 51.937, individuals who volunteer at institutions of higher education may not be held liable for actions that are relevant to or within the scope of the duties of the volunteer's position, and that involve the exercise of judgment or discretion on the part of the volunteer.

The Authority, Applicability, Sanctions, Exclusions, and Interpretation do not differ from Policy II.2000.A, Policy and Procedures Development, Review, Revision, and Rescission.


Procedure III.3006.B.a, Volunteer Service    

Date of Board Approval

August 5, 2019

Effective Date

August 6, 2019

Primary Owner

Vice Chancellor, Human Resources

Secondary Owner

Vice President, Human Resources