Community Science Volunteer Application
Thank you for your interest in performing wildlife surveys! Please complete this form and sign up for available trainings below.
If you have questions, contact Melissa Marcum at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-619-3941.
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Last name/ Apellido:
Text Alerts/ Alertas de Texto phone:
Email/ Correo electrónico:
Date of birth/ Fecha de nacimiento:
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Current School/ Escuela:
Aloha High School
Aloha-Huber Park Elementary School, K-8
Arts & Communication Magnet Academy
Beaverton High School
Beaverton Pilgrim School
Cedar Park Middle School
Central Catholic High School
Century High School
Community Transition Program
Conestoga Middle School
Eastern Oregon University
Edison High School
Five Oaks Middle School
Fowler Middle School
Gaston High School
George Fox University
German American School
Gilkey Middle School
Glencoe High School
Health & Science Magnet School
Highland Park Middle School
Hillsboro High School
International School of Beaverton
Jesuit High School
La Salle Catholic
Lewis & Clark College
Liberty High School
Lincoln High School
Meadow Park Middle School
Merlo Station High School
Mountain View Middle School
Moutainside High School
Naturopathic Medical College
Oregon Episcopal School
Oregon State University
Portland Community College
Portland State University
Rachel Carson Environmental Middle Scho
Rachel Carson Middle School
Raleigh Hills Elementary School, K-8
Ridgewood Elementary School
Riverdale High School
Sccappose High School
School of Science & Technology
Southridge High School
Springville Elementary School, K-8
St. Mary's Academy
St. Mary's Home for Boys
St. Thomas More
Stoller Middle School
Summa Middle School
Sunset High School
Terra Nova High School
Tigard High School
Tualatin High School
University of Oregon
University of Portland
Valley Catholic School
Valor Christian School
Warner Pacific College
West Sylvan Middle School
Western Oregon University
Westside Christian School
Westview High School
Whitford Middle School
Wilson High School
8th Grade Project
Aloha Garden Club
Association of Hispanic Professionals
Bahai Junior Youth Group
BHS Health Careers Program
Boy Scouts of America
Church of Jesus Christ of LDS
Earth Care Team
Exchange Student Program
Fans of Fanno Creek
Friends of Beaverton Creek
Girl Scouts of America
Hands on Greater Portland
Iglesia Ni Cristo
Independent Skills Center
National Honor Society
Neighborhood Association Committee
Oregon Bee Atlas
PAL (Police Athletic League)
Partnership for Student Acheivement
Play Fit Fun
Project Serve America
Roots and Shoots Club
Sikh Center of Oregon
Society of Hispanic Prof. Engineers
St. Juan Diego Church
Sunset Presbyterian Church
The Beat Goes On Marching Band at GH
Toastmasters at Cedar Hills
Transforming Life Church
US Air Force
Village Baptist Church
West Portland Boxing
Westside Community Church
Youth Summer Camp
Emergency Contact Information
If you are under 18, please list your parent/guardian's contact information.
Parent-Legal Guardian/Padre-Tutor Legal
Community Science Programs
Which Community Science Programs are you interested in volunteering with? Options include:
- Amphibian Egg Mass Surveys
- Turtle Surveys
- Snapping Turtle Management
- Pollinator Surveys
List all that apply:
Please select the days and times you are generally available to perform surveys.
Do You Need an Accommodation?
Do you have any accommodations requests? Please list them below. Examples could include allergies, wheelchair accessibility, etc.
If accommodations are unnecessary, please skip this section.
In order to best serve the region's communities as broadly as possible, THPRD needs to understand who our programs currently serve. Any information you provide is helpful.
Why are you interested in volunteering?:
Employee Involvement Program
Gain Work Experience
What best describes your ethnicity?:
American Indian/Alaskan Native
Middle Eastern/North African
Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander
What languages are you fluent in?:
Parent/Guardian Consent (required for youth)
If you are under 18 years of age, parent/guardian permission is required. By entering your name below, you are stating, as the applicant's parent/guardian, that you give your consent for the applicant to participate in volunteer activities with THPRD.
If you are age 18 or over, please skip this section.
Access to Your Online Volunteer Account
We provide an online portal where you can check your schedule, update information, enter service hours and sign up for upcoming volunteer shifts. To utilize this option, enter a password you can use to access your account.
Please enter a password that:
Is between 6 and 30 characters long
Volunteer Insurance Waiver & Consent Agreement
Read this document completely before signing. Its effect is to release the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District ("THPRD") and its representatives from any liability resulting from your participation as a volunteer and to waive all claims for damages or losses against THPRD and its representatives that may arise from such participation.
Staff or volunteers may photograph or video volunteers and use the images for volunteer appreciation and outreach purposes. Images are the property of THPRD. By signing this form, you acknowledge and agree to such use.
As a volunteer, you are NOT covered by the Park District's Workers Compensation program. You are, therefore, urged to have your own health insurance in the event you are injured while performing your volunteer duties.
You ARE covered by THPRD's General Liability Fund. This will protect you in the event of property damage or accidental injury to the public as a result of your performance of volunteer duties assigned by THPRD.
Volunteers are not authorized to drive THPRD or personal vehicles as part of his/her duties, but may on occasion be authorized to operate off-road equipment. If you operate off-road equipment, you must have a valid Oregon Driver's License. You will be covered for property damage or bodily injury to others resulting from an accident. You should have your own health insurance to cover yourself.
Release. In consideration of the right to participate in volunteer activities, I hereby forever waive, release, and discharge THPRD and its individual directors, officers, agents, employees, volunteers, representatives, officials, and any other persons or entities acting on its behalf, and their successors and assigns (the "Released Parties") from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, expenses (including attorney fees), damages, judgments, liabilities, and causes of action whatsoever, known or unknown (together, "Claims") arising from the fault or negligence of the Released Parties, including without limitation Claims for or related to death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft, or actions or injury of any kind which may occur to me arising out of participation in volunteer activities. The releases and waivers provided under this paragraph do not apply in cases of the Released Parties' gross negligence or willful misconduct.
I have read and understand the foregoing information on volunteers and insurance. If I am injured, I understand I will not have a claim against THPRD for injury and damages. I also give my consent to THPRD to conduct a background check. If your child is under 18 years old, the parent/guardian is responsible for arranging timely transportation to and from the volunteer activity.
All Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District ("THPRD") volunteers 18 years of age and older must read and sign this acknowledgment. Failure to submit a signed acknowledgment will prevent you from volunteering for THPRD.
The novel coronavirus ("COVID-19") is a contagious disease that has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. Although some individuals with COVID-19 may never become symptomatic or may not show symptoms for a period of time, COVID-19 can be life-threatening. Health experts are still learning how COVID-19 is spread from infected persons to others, though they believe that transmission may occur through the air, close personal contact, and contact with a surface that has the virus on it. There is no current vaccine for COVID-19. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have identified certain health factors that put individuals at higher risk for severe illness in the event they contract COVID-19. These health factors can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html.
The health and safety of volunteers is important to THPRD. In an effort to mitigate the risk of COVID 19 spreading at THPRD events and activities, THPRD is implementing a number of new safety rules and protocols, including:
- Pre-registering volunteers for projects;
- Asking volunteers to bring their own gloves, hand sanitizer, face masks, tools, water, and snacks;
- Maintaining smaller group sizes and abiding by the 6-foot physical distancing guidelines;
- Requiring volunteers to wear face masks when indoors or physical distancing is not an option;
- Reducing touchpoints; and
- Increased sanitation procedures.
Volunteers must review the complete list of THPRD's COVID-19 safety rules for volunteers, which will be provided in advance of the initial volunteer shift. Volunteers are expected to follow all COVID-19 safety rules while volunteering at THPRD events and activities. In addition, volunteers may not attend a THPRD volunteer activity or event if:
- Within the prior 14 days, the volunteer has had a presumptive positive test for COVID-19, a positive test for COVID-19, or direct exposure to a person infected with COVID-19.
- Within the prior 10 days, the volunteer or anyone within the volunteer's household developed a new cough, fever, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19. In addition to this 10-day period, volunteers must be without a fever (without the use of fever reducing medication) or other COVID-19 symptoms for 72 hours before volunteering at a THPRD activity or event. A list of symptoms can be found on the COVID-19 websites for the Oregon Health Authority (https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html).
Volunteers must report to Melissa Marcum, email@example.com or 503-619-3941, as soon as possible if, within 14 days of volunteering for THPRD, the volunteer has a presumptive positive test for COVID-19, a positive test for COVID-19, or direct exposure to a person infected with COVID-19. THPRD may be required to notify public health authorities if it learns that a volunteer has or has been exposed to COVID-19.
Despite the COVID-19 safety rules and protocols that THPRD is implementing, THPRD cannot eliminate the risk that volunteers are exposed to COVID-19 during a THPRD volunteer activity or event.
Please direct any questions or concerns about THPRD's COVID-19 safety rules and protocols for volunteer events and activities to Melissa Marcum, firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-619-3941.
By my signature below:
- I acknowledge that I have read this COVID-19 Acknowledgement of Risk and Agreement to Follow Safety Rules.
- I agree to follow and/or ensure that my child follows all THPRD COVID-19 safety rules for volunteers and comply with all safety instructions from THPRD staff members.
- I understand and acknowledge that despite THPRD's COVID-19 safety rules and protocols, THPRD cannot eliminate the risk that I and/or my child are exposed to COVID-19 at a THPRD volunteer activity or event.
- I attest that I and/or my child are voluntarily participating in a THPRD volunteer activity or event.
- By clicking 'I Agree' below, I fully understand the information provided herein and agree to the terms.
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