Working at UWRF


Volunteering during your program of study at UW River Falls is a great way to meet people, practice your English, learn about American culture, and make a contribution to the surrounding community. As an international student, you can volunteer for as many hours as you wish within reason as long as the volunteer experience is unpaid.

At the university, there are many ways to get involved. You can learn about different volunteer opportunities through Handshake.

While you study in the United States, you must maintain your nonimmigrant student status by complying with Department of Homeland Security rules and regulations.

Here are some important reminders if you plan on volunteering:

  • You cannot receive any form of taxable income from your volunteer activity.
  • If the volunteer position is one for which an employer would otherwise officially hire someone, you may work there only with all necessary employment authorization.
  • Please talk to the International Student Services Coordinator if you are unsure the volunteer posiiton complies with your student status.

Contact Us

International Student Services
M-F, 8am - 4:30pm
102 Hagestad Hall

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