4.16 - Volunteers

Last updated on April 4, 2023

POLICY:  It is the policy of Spoon River College to seek volunteers periodically for college sponsored events or for assistance with other college related functions or activities.  Spoon River College recognizes that volunteers participate in these events of their own volition, without promise, expectation or receipt of compensation for services rendered, and we sincerely appreciate the generosity of individuals who donate their time in support of the College.


This policy applies to all Spoon River College volunteers.


Volunteer:  For the purpose of this policy, a volunteer is any individual providing assistance for a college related function or activity of their own volition and without employment or compensation.


  1. Spoon River College does not carry or maintain, and expressly disclaims responsibility for providing any health, medical, disability or workers compensation coverage for volunteers.
  2. Spoon River College will not be responsible for any injury, illness, or damages to personal property except as provided by law.
  3. Volunteers are required to sign a Volunteer Liability Release Form prior to volunteering.
  4. Volunteers may be subject to a criminal background check.
  5. College employees may not volunteer to perform the same type of services for which they are employed without the approval of their immediate supervisor.