Volunteer To-Do List

Have you filled out a Student Waiver?

Have you been CORIed either through a local organization or Brandeis University?

Have you signed up for the Commitment to Service Award program?

Are you tracking your volunteer hours?

Would you like to meet with someone from the Dept. of Community Service to discuss your club's volunteer plans?

Waivers & CORIs

As a volunteer with any Brandeis-affiliated club or organization, there are a couple important forms to fill out. Questions on any of the below-mentioned procedures can be directed to the Department of Community Service at 781-736-3237. We are here to help you get the most out of your volunteer experience and would love to meet with you to discuss the best way of collecting this information for your particular club. 

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All Volunteer Training: 

This online all-volunteer training club module provides student volunteers with a one-stop shop for all forms and tools needed to begin volunteering, including information on volunteer expectations, risk management, self-care resources, best practices, and additional community engagement leadership opportunities. The goal of this program is to provide volunteers with information relevant to all Brandeis student volunteers, supplement program-specific volunteer trainings, and best prepare students for their work and engagement in the community. As a part of the training, students are asked to read through the information, complete the required volunteer forms, and take a quiz at the end to check for completion. Once the quiz has been completed, students will receive a confirmation email from the Department of Community Service letting them know that they are ready to volunteer.

To complete the training please use the following link. 

For any questions or concerns please reach out to the Community Engagement Ambassador for Training and Volunteer Retention at brandeisceap@gmail.com.

Student Waiver and Release of Liability Form

Any student who volunteers, regardless of whether it is an ongoing occurence or a one-time event, MUST fill out a Student Waiver and Release of Liability form. This form should be returned to the Department of Community Service located on the second floor of the Shapiro Campus Center. Waivers should be filled out every year for all Brandeis participants, even if you filled out the waiver last year. It is essential that the department has Student Waivers on file for EVERY volunteer. 



Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) Form

If you will be volunteering at a community organization that works with children or families, the organization will most likely CORI/SORI you and you won't need to stop by the Department of Community Service for the paperwork. If you will be working with children either on campus at Brandeis or at a Waltham Public School, please bring a license or passport to the Department of Community Service between the hours of 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. where we will ask you to fill out a brief CORI form. It could take up to 3-4 weeks for the state to process your CORI background check, so please plan accordingly, as you will not be able to begin volunteering until your CORI has cleared. We are not authorized to complete CORIs for personal internships and extracurricular projects-- those must be completed with the organization with which you will be working.

Other Forms and Waivers

Waltham Group Permission Slip for Children in Waltham Group Programs

Volunteer Trip Release Waiver