Volunteer with CS!

Our volunteers are what help to keep our office running. Without our volunteers, we would not be able to maintain the level of process that we offer to students going through the conduct process. Volunteers with our office help to uphold and maintain our philosophy and principles of Community, Fairness, and Responsibility.


Why Volunteer?

  • It is a great way to get involved in the University Community
  • Have meaningful contact with students to help them make the most of their UNH experience
  • Develop skills in areas including weighing evidence, quesitoning, critical thinking, interacting with students and mediating conflict
  • It is a change of pace to your normal day to day work or studies
  • Excellent experience if you're thinking about pursuing a career in student affairs/higher education administration, justice studies/legal affairs, communication, or human development.

What about schedules? Volunteer opportunities can be tailored to your schedule and needs. We try to be flexible and not overload volunteers. New volunteers receive extensive training and guidance throughout the year.


How to Volunteer

If you're interested in volunteering with our office, simply send an email to community.standards@unh.edu and let us know which positions interest you! 


Volunteer Opportunities

Learn more about the volunteer roles we have available below!

Hearing Panel Officer

> > Open to: Students, Faculty, Staff

  • faculty, staff or student volunteer that is a member of a three-person panel that adjudicates conduct hearings and imposes sanctions. 
  • An opportunity for student contact and a way to directly impact students to help them consider the decisions they are making at UNH.
  • Must have excellent critical thinking skills and the ability to weigh evidence objectively.
  • Willingness to impose sanctions that may sometimes be challenging to students, including eviction from university housing.
  • Different types of hearings available, including general student conduct and Title IX/sexual misconduct cases

Student Advisor (General Conduct)

> > Open to: Students

  • Student volunteers who assist students one-on-one in preparing for conduct hearings.
  • Advisors meet with students (via email, Zoom, or in-person) before a hearing and then accompany their advisee to the hearing itself to provide continued support and assistance.

Appellate Officer

> > Open to: Faculty, Staff

  • A staff or faculty volunteer who reviews written appeal petitions from students who disagree with the outcome of a conduct hearing adjudicated by a hearing officer or hearing board.
  • A more administrative volunteer position, requires strong written communication and attention to detail.
  • Can be done completely remotely at your own place of work or home, or in the Community Standards office.

Student Advisor (Title IX / Sexual Misconduct)

> > Open to: Faculty, Staff

  • A staff or faculty volunteer who serves as a resource and support to students (either reporting or responding) who going through a a Title IX / sexual misconduct case.
  • Answers questions that the student may have about the process  and attends meetings with the student (as requested by the student), including the conduct hearing itself.
  • You do not need to know all details regarding Title IX for this position - there is a training that will cover all of the topics you will need to know, plus resource and support is always avaialble from our office.

Title IX / Sexual Misconduct Investigator

> > Open to: Faculty, Staff

  • A staff or faculty volunteer who serves as a co-investigator for a Title IX/sexual misconduct case.
  • This position interviews parties and witnesses, reviews evidence, and writes an investigation report.
  • This is an administrative-focused position; detail-oriented individuals with strong writing, listening, and critical thinking skills are important.
  • In this role, you must be able to remain unbiased and neutral, as to provide a fair and consistent process for all parties involved.
  • This position may be asked to attend a conduct hearing, should the case reach that step in the process.
  • You do not need to know all details regarding Title IX for this position - there is a training that will cover all of the topics you will need to know, plus resource and support is always avaialble from our office.