UCSF groups will preferably volunteer together one day a year, for a maximum of 8 hours. Before volunteering, please review these guidelines.
All groups need to sign a waiver prior to volunteering offsite. Please have everyone in your group sign this waiver. Please hold onto the signed waivers for one year.
We do not endorse using a personal car to travel to the volunteer site. We suggest traveling to your non-profit via our UCSF shuttle system (available for rent), walking or using public transportation.
To rent a UCSF shuttle (with your dept funds), go here.
(Please note this is for UCSF Departments only. Process requests subject to availability. If they cannot accommodate, they provide a series of charter bus companies for service.)
UCSF Values of Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity, and Excellence should always be represented when out in the community. We are representing UCSF when with our teams in a non profit setting so please keep these values in mind.
Keep all ability levels in mind when choosing a non-profit. If needed, research the accessibility to the non-profit building and make sure a variety of activities available for volunteers.
Some volunteer sites may request you to be involved in slightly strenuous activities. Please note that standing for long periods of time, or repeatedly moving in the same motion for a prolonged amount of time may increase risk of injury.