4190 Volunteers

Original Date: 6/16/2010 * Last Revision Effective: 2/21/24
Policy Contact: Vice President, Human Resources


Any individual who is providing services to a Bellevue College department or event in an unpaid capacity must be formally registered and accepted as an official volunteer of the college, in accordance with relevant procedures established by the human resources office.

While any and all unpaid positions on campus are subject to this policy, examples of specific positions on campus for which individuals must register include: working as a student group advisor/chaperone, as a student intern, or as a volunteer affiliated with the KBCS radio station.

Volunteers must comply with all college policies and procedures and will be accorded the rights and privileges designated by the college while they are performed their assigned duties on behalf of the college.

General Policy

The Trustees of Community College District VIII authorize persons registered as volunteers at Bellevue College to be eligible workers for all purposes relating to medical aid benefits in accordance with RCW 51.12.035 and RCW 51.36.



  • An individual who performs hours of service for Bellevue College for civic, charitable, or humanitarian reasons, without promise, expectation or receipt of compensation for services rendered, is considered to be a volunteer during such hours.

Individuals shall be considered volunteers only where their services are offered freely and without pressure or coercion, direct or implied, from an employer.

An individual shall not be considered a volunteer if the individual is otherwise employed by Bellevue College to perform the same type of services as those for which the individual proposes to volunteer.

Relevant Laws and Other Resources

Revision History

Original 6/16/2010
Revisions 9/11/2012; 4/7/2015; 2/21/24

Approved By

Board of Trustees

Last Updated February 21, 2024