For members of outside, volunteer groups or off-campus visitors that assist the university in a volunteer capacity, this is an area that can be unclear.
Risk Management will not provide blanket coverage for booster and civic groups such as the Sun Angel Foundation or ASU Foundation. Certain projects undertaken by such organizations, however, may be eligible for Risk Management coverage. These activities would have to be submitted to Risk Management on a case-by-case basis. The safest course of action would be for the outside group to obtain its own insurance.
Anyone performing volunteer service on behalf of the University is covered by Risk Management for claims of negligence so long as the activities are performed under the direction and control of authorized University personnel, as such persons would qualify as agents. Individuals wishing to volunteer must first complete a Volunteer Registration Form. The university department is responsible for completing the form and submitting it to ASU Insurance Services.