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Policy 11-3-16: Volunteers in State Service

WNC Policy 11-3-16
Procedure: Volunteers in State Service
Policy No.: 11-3-16
Department: Environmental Health & Safety
Contact: Environmental Health and Safety Officer

NRS 616.130 requires volunteers to receive workers compensation coverage while engaging in the performance of those services set forth in the "description of volunteer duties".

  • Section 1: Use of Volunteers
    • A. The volunteer agreement and the rights and obligations of the parties hereto shall be governed by and construed according to, the laws of the state of Nevada, and adjudicated in Nevada district courts.
    • B. Volunteers are covered by the Workers Compensation Insurance program.
    • C. Volunteers must be properly recruited and screened.
    • D. Volunteers must formally complete all NSHE forms and agreements and follow the process for engaging. This includes the completion of forms by the engaging department.
    • E. Only human relations can authorize a volunteer to start their assignment.
    • F. The engaging department is responsible for training and assuring that the individual receives a safety orientation and other required periodic safety training.
    • G. Volunteer services can be terminated with or without cause or notice at the discretion of either party.
Date Adopted and Dates Revised
Date Adopted September 15, 1985 Dates Revised September 2, 2008; May 11, 2004
NSHE and NRS Codes
NRS Code NRS 616A.130
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Date Printed: August 23, 2019