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Desert Studies Center—Volunteer Application Form

Volunteering at the Desert Studies Center

The California Desert Studies Consortium welcomes your interest in the volunteer program at the Desert Studies Center. Volunteers are an important part of the activities and programs at the Center. Sharing time, abilities, knowledge, and enthusiasm by working with the staff of the Center ensures a continuing high quality experience for you and our users. Serving as a volunteer is your way of saying thanks and involving your time in an institution whose goals you support.

The work is greatly appreciated by the Center and is both rewarding and fulfilling to the volunteer. Some of the tasks performed by volunteers include long-term data collection on bird species found on the Center’s grounds, working with computer/library cataloging, assisting with maintenance of the facilities’ infrastructure and utilizing personal skills and experience to enhance the user’s experience. Our volunteers form a diverse group of individuals with varying backgrounds. The minimum age is 21; there is no upper limit.

As a Center volunteer, you will be subject to California State University regulations. A volunteer is a person who contributes services for which there is no financial compensation. The services are given on a scheduled basis for assigned projects under the supervision of the Center’s Site Manager. No evaluation or recommendation, verbal or written, will be provided by the Center.

Interviews

After completing an application form, a volunteer candidate may be asked to come to the Center for a preliminary interview. Volunteers will furnish references upon request. Volunteers are assigned tasks according to their skills and interests. All tasks are at the direction of the Site Manager.

Volunteers may be terminated if it is found that there is no longer a need for their services, or if their performance does not meet the requirements of the Site Manager.

Responsibilities

Volunteers are expected to arrive at the agreed upon time. Incoming and outgoing personal telephone calls on the Center’s line must be restricted to emergencies. No property from the Center, including books, shall be removed from the Center.

All volunteers must submit an application form and sign a CSU Volunteer Identification Form.

Desert Studies Center—Volunteer Application Form

This form will access your email client software. For security reasons, we have not asked for your Social Security number, but we may contact you for the number and any other information not filled out on the form.

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