Waivers & CORIs
As a volunteer with any Brandeis-affiliated club or organization, you must complete some important forms. Please call the Department of Community Service at 781-736-3237 if you have questions about any of the forms or procedures below. 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.
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.
For any questions or concerns please reach out to the Community Engagement Ambassador for Training and Volunteer Retention at email@example.com.
Student Waiver and Release of Liability Form
Any student who volunteers, regardless of whether it is an ongoing occurrence or a one-time event, MUST fill out a Student Waiver and Release of Liability form.
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 get paperwork from the Department of Community Service. If you will be working with children either on campus at Brandeis or at a Waltham Public School, please bring a driver's license or passport to the Department of Community Service between the hours of 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 - 5 p.m. and complete a brief CORI form.
It could take up to four weeks for the state to process your CORI background check, so please plan accordingly. 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.