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Policy 4.83

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Responsible Official: VP for Human Resources
Administering Division/Department: Recruiting
Effective Date: April 02, 2007
Last Revision: July 28, 2008

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The university recognizes individuals who volunteer their time and services as significant members of the Emory community. Volunteers are not eligible for university benefits, including workers’ compensation.


Emory will not employ anyone under the age of 16 to be a volunteer.  No one under the age of 18 may volunteer in any position deemed hazardous by Human Resources.  These include roofing, operation of hoists, elevators, vehicles, power-driven tools or baking machines, saws or shears, as well as jobs or duties involving exposure to hazardous materials.

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The department head or designee is responsible for orienting, identifying assignments (including a written description of duties), and developing lines of accountability and supervision for the volunteer.

Forms are available in Human Resources and on the web site at http://emory.hr.emory.edu/forms.nsf/(title)/Data+Services+Forms+&+Brochures.


A volunteer is defined as an individual who offers a service or contributes knowledge and skills to the university without expectation of compensation.

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