Bowdoin College supports the use of volunteers to support programs and extracurricular activities at the College. Volunteers work under the supervision of, and at the request of, administrators and staff.
Prospective volunteers who will work directly with students must complete an application form and confidentiality agreement. For purposes of this policy, examples of such volunteers would include, but not be limited to, an advisor to a student club or a volunteer working with a sport team. Reference and background checks will also be performed for all such prospective volunteers in accordance with College policy. The Director of Human Resources, or is/her designee, in consultation with the supervising staff member, is authorized to use his/her discretion to decline an application or terminate the services of a volunteer if it is determined to be in the best interests of Bowdoin College.
The supervising staff member is responsible for giving volunteers a clear understanding of the duties, procedures and expectations necessary to perform their assignments.
All volunteers who are approved to work with students and/or in support of college programs are expected to comply with the following requirements: