How to Register Visitors & Volunteers

Effective July 1, 2016 the Research & Academic Volunteer Services (RAVS) program has expanded into a central office for all OHSU mission areas in order to manage the onboarding, recruitment, and retention processes for unescorted visitors, and volunteers in compliance with the visitor policy. Prior to this new Office of Visitors & Volunteers (OVV), there was no central office to ensure the visitor policy was being followed. The policy was created to ensure campus safety and compliance. Our goal is to streamline onboarding processes for unpaid personnel and equip them with the resources needed to be successful at OHSU.

OVV will continue to manage the existing population that was under the oversight of RAVS, and will additionally onboard visiting scholars, non-OHSU student interns and experiential visitors for all four missions of OHSU. OVV does not provide oversight of healthcare Volunteer Services but does work closely in partnership.

Visitor & Volunteer Classifications

Altruistic Volunteer

Altruistic Volunteers are individuals who donate their time and service without compensation in an selfless effort to fulfill OHSU's mission. Particular skills sets are not typically required.

Altruistic Volunteers are a particular classification within the Volunteer series.  

Learn more on how to register as an Volunteer

Contact OVV@ohsu.edu if you have any questions.

Skilled Volunteer

Skilled volunteers are individuals who  are volunteering to provide OHSU will their professional expertise or skills on a very limited basis without compensation in a selfless effort to fulfill OHSU's mission. Additionally, these individuals do not have entitlement to future employment.

Skilled volunteers are a particular classification within the Volunteer series. 

Learn more on how to register as a Volunteer - Coming SOON!

Contact OVV@ohsu.edu if you have any questions.

Episodic Volunteer

Episodic volunteer programs are ongoing programs who require groups of volunteers (see "volunteer" definition) to participate in short-term activities, typically off of OHSU property to fulfill OHSU's outreach mission. Particular skills sets are not required. These individuals typically do not volunteer on a repeating basis.

Episodic volunteers are a particular classification within the Volunteer series.

Learn more on how to register your program as an Episodic Volunteer program - Coming August 2016!

Contact OVV@ohsu.edu if you have any questions.

 

 

Visiting Scholar

Visiting scholars are established academic professionals who are here to learn from OHSU personnel, collaborate on work, or use OHSU specialized equipment in an academic and/or research capacity. These individuals are not entitled to employment. Additionally, these individuals may be compensated from an outside source or by OHSU via stipend or honorarium in accordance with OHSU policy. 

Visiting scholar is a particular classification within the Unescorted Visitor series.

Learn more on how to register as an Unescorted Visitor - Coming September 2016!

Contact OVV@ohsu.edu if you have any questions.

Non-OHSU Student Intern

Non-OHSU student interns are individuals who participate in various activities to gain knowledge, skills, and abilities for academic credit towards a degree from their home institution. For these individuals, OHSU has an educational obligation to review their performance; they may or may not be compensated, but they are not entitled to employment/ academic enrollment.

Non-OHSU student interns are a specific classification within the Unescorted Visitor series

Learn more on how to register as an Unescorted Visitor: Non-OHSU Student Intern - Coming August 2016!

Contact OVV@ohsu.edu if you have any questions.

Experiential Visitor

Experiential Visitors are individuals who voluntarily participate in various activities to gain knowledge, skills, and abilities to propel them towards their future professional or educational goals. These individuals may be unpaid, or compensated from an outside source or through OHSU Accounts Payable. They are also not receiving any academic credit from their home institution/school of there time at OHSU. Additionally, these individuals are not entitled to employment/ academic enrollment.

Experiential Visitors are a particular classification within the Unescorted Visitor series.

Learn more on how to register as an Unescorted Visitor: Experiential Visitor

Contact OVV@ohsu.edu if you have any questions.