Service Project Policies
Thank you for taking the first step in planning a service project at Great Parks of Hamilton County!
Please review the following policies carefully and check the box to acknowledge agreement on behalf of you and/or your team.
- All participants must sign a waiver before project participation. Please click here to access the online waiver and share with any other participants. This can be signed via iPad, iPhone or desktop. Short-term volunteers are permitted to submit one waiver to cover the length of their service.
- Appropriate attire is required for the safety of anyone participating in a project. This includes closed-toe shoes and sturdy gloves. Pants and shirts with sleeves are often recommended for outdoor projects to protect from ticks and toxic plants.
- All tools and personal protective equipment (PPE) will be provided by Great Parks. Volunteers should not bring their own tools to the project.
- For Group Projects: The identified Project Coordinator for your group will serve as your liaison, sharing any important information with their team and Great Parks' Volunteer Engagement Specialist. Likewise, the Volunteer Engagement Specialist will relay any important information to park staff that will be working on the project.
- For Short-Term Volunteers: Once you complete your application and submit a waiver you will be give access to a project calendar. It is your responsibility to sign up for projects, contact the staff member listed with any questions, and record your volunteer service hours.
- Great Parks reserves the right to cancel or change the scope of work on a project. This is dependent on, but not limited to, a group size change, staffing levels, available resources, funding changes or weather-related issues.
- For Group Projects: Opportunities are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Although Great Parks' staff will do their best to match your team to a fulfilling project, this application does not serve as a contract or guarantee. Staff meets quarterly to match applicants with available projects (spring, summer, fall, winter).
- Participation in service projects can be potentially dangerous. Injuries, communicable diseases (such as the flu, coronavirus and MRSA) and other outside hazards are an inherent part of our work. Volunteers should observe all safety measures and follow any current protocols in place.
- For groups that are primarily minors, one chaperone is required for every 10 children in elementary ages (13 and under) and one chaperone per 15 for high-school ages (14-18).