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Special Placement Volunteers at Upstate Medical University

ALL volunteers at Upstate Medical University are processed through the Office of Volunteer Programs
Definition of Special Placement Volunteers -These volunteers hold non-traditional placements in the institution. These individuals are approved by the recruiter/supervisor for the department they will be serving in. Once approved, these volunteers follow a similar path of clearance and on-boarding as a traditional volunteer.
UPSTATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS ARE NO LONGER required to be appointed as Special Placement Volunteers (SPV) program, as they are already affiliated with Upstate.
To decide if your request falls into the Special Placement Volunteer category- Please see the Decision Tree Frequently Asked Questions

How to Request a Special Placement Volunteer

Upstate Medical University will only accept Special Placement Volunteers who have been invited to join a research laboratory, study or department. The Faculty member or University employee who will be responsible for the volunteer will need to make the request by filling out a Request form:

Request to Appoint a Special Placement Volunteer form

Please return completed form   saldol@upstate.edu or Fax# 315-464-2272

Special Placement On-boarding Processes and Documents

New to Upstate/No prior affiliation On-boarding steps:

No Patient Contact- New SPV/ NO PT Contact On-boarding Process.pdf

Patient Contact-NEW to Upstate/Patient Contact On-boarding Process.PDF

Any questions or concerns regarding the Special Placement Volunteer Program, please contact:

Lauren Saldo
Office of Volunteer Programs
Upstate University Hospital
Email: saldol@upstate.edu