Robinson Volunteer Policies
Please read our Volunteer Handbook found in Documents and abide by all of the policies outlined in it.
Volunteers at Robinson Nature Center are an integral part of all operations – from trail maintenance to programming. We are very excited at your interest in volunteering with us! As a county-owned facility, we want you to be aware of some policies that may be different from those at non-profit nature centers you may have volunteered with before.
These policies are in place for both your safety during your service as a volunteer and for the safety of the children you may be working with. Please see the following policies that Robinson Nature Center volunteers must agree to. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions!
I certify that the statements made in this Volunteer Application are true, correct, and given voluntarily. I give Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks permission to do a background check prior to my volunteer assignment. I
understand that my volunteer service is contingent upon receiving satisfactory background check results. I understand that I will not be paid nor given special rights for my services as a volunteer. On behalf of myself and/or my child, I understand
that there are inherent dangers in any recreational activity or program such as slips, falls, and various athletic injuries related to sports and play. I/we hereby release and hold harmless Howard County, Maryland, its officials, agents and employees
from liability or obligation arising from, or in connection with, my/my child’s volunteer activities. I understand that if I am unable to show up for a scheduled time for any reason, I am to notify the Nature Center as soon as possible. I will also not
abuse any information, materials, or equipment I may use or obtain while volunteering. The Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks reserves the right to photograph programs and volunteers for publicity purposes.