School Assistance and Volunteer Leave

DHRM Policy 4.40 – School Assistance / Volunteer Leave

Employees are granted up to 16 hours of paid leave in any leave year to provide volunteer services through eligible non-profit organizations within or outside their communities. Such service may be provided as a member of a service organization or through authorized school assistance. All employees are encouraged to volunteer through community organizations to perform direct services in child development and to provide voluntary “hands-on” services as part of an organized community service project. Employees who serve with a volunteer fire department and rescue squad or auxiliary unit thereof are granted 24 hours of paid leave to serve in this capacity. This leave is not in addition to the 16 hours of paid volunteer service leave to provide other volunteer service or school assistance.