Volunteer: An individual who volunteers or donates their services for public service or humanitarian objectives, usually on a part-time and temporary basis. 

Volunteer Criteria 

  • the individual provides services for humanitarian, a public service purpose, for the benefit of education, or other personal motives, without promise or expectation of compensation or employment. 
  • the services of the volunteer do not replace or disturb regular employees in the performance of their normal duties. 


  • Volunteer for more than 6 months 
  • A volunteer cannot replace or be substituted for current employees or perform work that would otherwise require payment of a wage 
  • Entering into any contract on behalf of UTRGV. 
  • Non-exempt employees may not volunteer to do the same work for which they are employed 
  • Operating heavy equipment, including vehicles 
  • Working in direct patient care areas or with Protected Health Information (PHI), except in accordance with UT Rio Grande Valley policies and procedures, or UT Rio Grande Valley Health System policies and procedures, as applicable. 

Application Process: 

  • Complete form 
  • Criminal Background Check 
  • Applicable training and orientation 
  • Campus ID (2 weeks) 
  • POI for IT Access 

For any more questions please refer to HOP Policy (04-208) or contact Hector Guerrero (hector.guerrero01@utrgv.edu) or Debra Torres (debra.torres@utrgv.edu