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

Special Placement Volunteers

Weiskotten Hall

 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.

To decide if your request falls into the Special Placement Volunteer category- Please see the Decision Tree PDF Icon 

Frequently Asked Questions PDF Icon

How to Request Special a 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 PDF Icon


Please return completed form to: 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 PDF Icon

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

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

Lauren Saldo
Office of Volunteer Programs
Upstate University Hospital