Human Resources - Volunteers

During the course of the year Western Connecticut State University may have the opportunity to hire volunteers.  Volunteers are un-paid individuals who usually wish to gain experience in a desired field.  The below process is to be followed prior to a volunteer for an assignment at WCSU.  All volunteers are required to go through a background check prior to beginning their volunteer assignment. 

Volunteer hiring process:

  1. The first step in the process is to receive approval from your Dean or Vice President.  To do this, you should prepare a brief summary of the duties you will have the volunteer do, including the work hours/days.  Attach their CV and email the request to the Dean or VP with a copy to Peggy Boyle in Human Resources.

  2. Upon receipt of the Dean/VP's approval Human Resources will send a confirmation email to the requestor. This email should then be forwarded to your volunteer.  The email explains the background check process and has the necessary forms attached -  a Background Check Release Form and a WCSU Application of Employment.

  3. The volunteer will need to complete the background check forms and return them to Peggy Boyle in Human Resources.

  4. After receipt of the background check paperwork Human Resources will create a Banner ID# for the volunteer and advise the hiring supervisor of the number.  An email is then sent to the volunteer with a copy to the supervisor letting them know they can begin the assignment.  Continuance of the volunteer assignment will be contingent upon a success background check. 

  5. The department is responsible for contacting Information Technology, WestConnect and the Parking ID Office to set up as needed.

Any questions, please contact: Peggy Boyle, Assistant Director of Human Resources - Recruitment

Phone: 203-837-8662       Email:

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