Waivers & CORIs
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.
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.
Monday, September 13th 12:00 p.m - 4.00 p.m. EST
Wednesday, September 15th 9:30 a.m - 1:30 p.m. EST
All Volunteer Training:
The All Volunteer Training (AVT) 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. Volunteers will also learn more about the diversity, strengths, history, and needs of the Waltham community through our one of a kind Waltham: The You Know workshop. 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 respond to the questions embedded throughout the training. All Volunteer Training is mandatory for all volunteers engaging with the community while at Brandeis.
Please complete the All Volunteer Training linked here at your own pace and get ready to volunteer! We will also be offering an in-person All Volunteer Training on Thursday, September 30th at 7:00 PM in the SCC Multi-purpose Room. Volunteers can either participate in the virtual experience on their own, or attend the in-person workshop led by members of the Department of Community Service team. Register here if you'd like to attend the in-person workshop. For any questions or concerns please reach out to the Community Engagement Ambassador for Training and Volunteer Retention at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.