A volunteer means any person who donates service without pay or other compensation except expenses actually and reasonably incurred as approved. Tooele County’s policy is that volunteers must disclose all criminal convictions and will require a current BCI background check. Under no circumstances can convicted felons on the current Sex Offenders Register or those convicted of a violent crime be considered as a Tooele County Volunteer for areas involving vulnerable adults or children. Other convictions will be reviewed and considered on a case by case basis.
Eligible volunteers are not considered a County employee except as permitted by law for purposes of:
- Receiving workers’ compensation medical benefits, which shall be the exclusive remedy for all injuries and occupational diseases as provided under title 34A, Chapter 2, Worker’s Compensation Act, and Chapter 3, Utah Occupational Disease Act; and
- Liability protection and indemnification normally afforded paid government employees.
The following guidelines are used for volunteer services and must be completed prior to being authorized for volunteer work: