Requirements

Volunteers must submit an application and background check before volunteering at the CSL. Volunteers must also be 14 years or older (other age restrictions may apply depending on the assignment).

Potential CSL volunteers must:

  • Submit an application.
  • Schedule an interview with CSL volunteer coordinators.
  • Pass a criminal background check.
  • Sign a UTRGV volunteer agreement.
  • Sign a UTRGV liability release waiver.
  • Complete appropriate training for the assignment.
  • A resume and letters of reference may be requested, depending upon the assignment.

To inquire about volunteer opportunities, submit the online CSL volunteer inquiry form or email coastaloutreach@utrgv.edu. Include your name, phone number, description of volunteer opportunities of interest, days of the week you are available, and a brief synopsis of your education, training and work back history.