Faculty and Staff Volunteer Leave


Mason faculty and staff are encouraged to join the 9/11 Day of Service on Wednesday, September 11, 2024.  Full-time classified employees and administrative/professional faculty receive sixteen hours of paid leave per calendar year (pro-rated for part-time) 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.  Human Resources has approved the 9/11 Day of Service for Volunteer Leave usage.  

Employees must receive approval from their supervisors prior to using volunteer leave. This leave is recorded in the same manner as other types of leave. If the employee uses more than the allotted 16 hours of leave for this purpose, the next appropriate type of leave will be charged, i.e. annual leave, compensatory leave, etc.

This leave is not carried over from year to year and there is no payout for unused volunteer leave upon separation. The Commonwealth of Virginia has specifically tailored this leave for classified employees and Mason has extended it to Administrative and Professional faculty. Instructional and research faculty are not eligible for this particular leave benefit.

For further information, visit the School Assistance and Volunteer Service Leave website or email engagehr@gmu.edu.