Great Parks Volunteer Policies
Welcome! Thank you for your interest in joining the Great Parks volunteer team. The outstanding programs and services we are able to provide, and the thousands of acres of wildlife habitat we are able to protect, would not be possible without the support of community members like you. We are excited to get you started at the parks, please take a moment to read through our policies below before continuing with this application:
I understand and agree that submitting this application form does not automatically make me a Great Parks of Hamilton County Volunteer. Certain qualifications must be met, including the acceptance of established volunteer policies and procedures, successfully completing a criminal background check (18 years of age and older) and in some instances, meeting training requirements may be required before being accepted into the Great Parks Volunteer Program. In addition, I understand that volunteer positions are not always open and may not be available at the time I submit this application.
I understand and authorize Great Parks of Hamilton County to verify the information contained in my application. I release Great Parks of Hamilton County, its agents, and organizations supplying information to Great Parks of Hamilton County, from liability and responsibility, damages, and claims of any kind arising from this investigation of my background.
Assumption of Risk: Volunteers at Great Parks of Hamilton County agree to participate in activities that involve some level of risk of personal injury. Despite careful preparation and instruction, not all hazards can be foreseen. Each volunteer is solely responsible for determining if he/she is physically fit and /or properly skilled for any volunteer activity. It is understood that depending upon the volunteer service, the volunteer may assume certain risks including, but not limited to, inclement weather, slips and falls, premises defects, carelessness, heavy lifting, animal care, equipment and tools, motor vehicles and all other circumstances inherent to the particular volunteer services. Volunteers always have the right to refuse any task they are uncomfortable with.
Waiver and Release of All Claims: To the fullest extent permitted by law, I agree to assume the reasonable risk of participation in the activities for which I agree to volunteer. In consideration of being permitted to participate in the volunteer activity, I agree to defend, pay on behalf of, and hold harmless, the Great Parks of Hamilton County and its Board of Park Commissioners, against any and all claims, demands, suits, losses, including all costs connected therewith, for any damage which may be asserted, claimed or recovered against or from the Great Parks of Hamilton County and its Board of Park Commissioners and employees, by reason of personal injury, illness (including communicable diseases such as influenza, MRSA, Coronavirus, etc) and death; and property damage, including loss of use thereof, which arises out of the alleged negligence of the Great Parks of Hamilton County and, or in any way connected or associated with this volunteer activity. I agree to follow the directions of Great Parks of Hamilton County Staff and exercise reasonable care in all activities in which I participate.
Consent and Release: I have read the above, and agree to assume the reasonable risk of participating in volunteer activities. By submitting this form, I attest that the information I have provided on the form is true and accurate.
If anyone believes he or she has been subject to discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national, religion, ancestry, physical or mental disability, he or she may file a complaint alleging discrimination with the Office of Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of Interior, Washington, D.C. 20240.