Some Volunteer Benefits may include:
  • Free parking
  • Scholarships
  • Lunch allowance
  • Flu shot
  • Making new friends
  • Staying active
  • Experience

Special Placement Volunteers

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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 onboarding as a traditional volunteer.

To decide if your request falls into the Special Placement Volunteer category, please see the Decision TreeHere PDF Icon. This tool is helpful in identifying your next steps.

Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions document found here PDF Icon.

 To Request Special Placement Volunteers

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 to Appoint a Special Placement Volunteer form PDF Icon. Please fax to 315-464-2272 or email to