A volunteer is any individual who performs a service for and directly related to the business of the NSHE, without the expectation of monetary or material compensation.
Volunteers are expected to abide by university/college policies and regulations that govern their actions, including but not limited to those of ethical behavior, confidentiality, financial responsibility, and drug and alcohol use.
A volunteer may not perform any work until he has signed the volunteer agreement form detailing the nature of the work to be performed and the relationship of the volunteer to the university or college.
Volunteers are not considered employees for any purpose other than workers' compensation and general liability protection. Therefore, they are not eligible for retirement and health benefits, other than workers' compensation, as a result of their volunteer status. Volunteers serve at the pleasure of the institution. Accordingly, a volunteer assignment can be terminated at the discretion of the institution without notice or cause.