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Safety Guidance for Volunteers

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Do Good Faculty/Staff Volunteer Recognition Award

Do Good Award

We are Coyote Proud of our faculty and staff who continue to make a positive impact in local communities through volunteer service!  Please consider participating in the Do Good award program and be recognized for your service!

 Enter Your Hours

How It Works...

Do Good Award Criteria



Eligibility Requirements

  • The Do Good award is open to ALL CSUSB faculty and staff - this is an individual award.
  • A minimum of 25 volunteer hours are required for the award. OCE will review your submitted hours to ensure they meet the award guidelines.
  • Volunteer hours must be for non-paid work that is focused on providing services to the off-campus community who receive a direct benefit from your service.
  • Review What doesn’t Count – Volunteer service can mean different things to different people. In order to avoid confusion, the Do Good Award defines volunteer as a service that benefits the community at large.

*OCE reserves the right to determine the best way to track and record volunteer service so that it is consistent and fair for all CSUSB applicants.

Dates and Deadlines      

  • The time period for the award is from December 6, 2022-May 8, 2022.
  • The deadline to submit volunteer hours is Monday, May 8, 2022 by 5:00pm (firm deadline).

What Do You Receive?

  • Exclusive OCE Swag
  • Certificate of Achievement

Frequently Asked Questions

What is considered volunteering?

Volunteer service can mean different things to different people. In order to avoid confusion, the Do Good Award defines volunteer as a non-paid service that benefits the community at large. Some people also use the words contributing to the public good, which essentially means the same thing. Our campus has received the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement, and this is Carnegie's definition of volunteer service. 

Does on-campus volunteer opportunities count towards the Do Good Award?

yes and no - this is a tricky area. Yes, SOME volunteer opportunities count towards the definition used of volunteering for the Do Good award and there are also some events that DO NOT count.  The Do Good award is recognizing the volunteer work that is being done in the community that benefits the greater community. There are community events that take place at CSUSB as a location site that are community events - for example, Pow Wow, 5k events (Walk to Remember, LifeStream Walk, CASA 5k Hero Walk, Multicultural Book and Family Festival...etc to name a few).

However, events such as CSUSB commencement (graduation ceremony), Pinning Ceremony, Club/Org Fair, Club/Org meetings, English Conversation Partner Program..etc DO NOT count towards the Do Good award.

If you are not sure if something counts or not, please contact OCE via email at for assistance. 

Why are no late submissions accepted after the deadline?

To be fair to all participants, no late submissions are accepted. The Do Good award is available for the entire semester, meaning everyone has the opportunity to participate and submit hours during this time frame. The deadline also takes into consideration the processing and review period that is needed for all submissions as well as providing adequate time for award packets to be ordered and assembled for timely distribution. 

I have submitted hours, what's next?

We recommend that you submit your volunteer hours as you volunteer, which will make it easier to remember if you submitted or not. However, you do have until the deadline to submit hours, but keep in mind that OCE still has to review the hours submitted and if you submit it early it gives us time to ask you any follow up questions without delay.

Also, the time you submit to the time the hours are reviewed can vary. Due to limited staff and other staff commitments, it can take some time for the review process to occur. You will know your hours were reviewed when you receive a follow-up email with approval/decline message. Please check your email, if there are additional questions it will be asked via email.  

Once the deadline passes, OCE will do a final review for the semester and you will receive an email letting you know your Do Good status.

Do I need to provide supervisor information?

No, the Do Good award does not require a supervisor's name/supervisor email to submit your hours. We use the honor system. If you say you volunteered, we believe you. We do review all hours submitted and if something does not seem right or we need additional clarification during the review we will leave a comment on your submission or send you an email. 


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