Please complete this application form if you would like to sign up for a trail count volunteer time slot(s). Please only sign up if you are sure you are able to volunteer during your selected time and location.


Once you complete the form, read and agree to the hold harmless information then click the submit button at the bottom. If you have questions about the volunteer opportunity contact 360-487-8344.


Name and address


Demographic Information

You may optionally provide the following information. It is used only to help us get a better idea of the demographic make-up of our volunteers. We do require that minors 16 and under are accompanied by an adult and require that you provide your age range information.



Availability

Please indicate the days and times when you plan to volunteer. Only sign up for time slot you can commit to. 2 days before you shift you will receive an automatic reminder email of your shift.


If it is your first time as a trail counter please sign up for one of the training dates shown.


All count forms can be downloaded near the bottom of this website: https://www.cityofvancouver.us/parksrec/page/annual-trail-count



On call for trail counts?

Would you be available on short notice to fill open trail count locations? Let us know by stating yes or no below. Thank you!



Email Preferences

We like to keep volunteers informed of important news, schedules, and volunteer opportunities by email, however will not send you any email you prefer not to receive. Use the checkboxes below to select the kinds of email you would like to receive from us.



VOLUNTEER AGREEMENT

The purpose of this Agreement is to outline the responsibilities of the City of Vancouver (hereinafter referred to as the City) in providing volunteer opportunities, and to create an understanding between the City and the volunteer. This Agreement shall apply to persons voluntarily performing non-compensated services for the City.


AGREEMENT FOR NON-COMPENSATED SERVICES:

I hereby volunteer my time and services to the City of Vancouver, which in turn permits me to volunteer in the activity referenced above and/or utilize any City facility or equipment in connection with the volunteer activity listed above. It is further understood that this Agreement, Release and Waiver shall not in any way constitute nor create an employer/employee relationship between the City of Vancouver and the Volunteer. The City shall not be responsible for, nor liable for, nor shall the applicant be eligible to receive, any compensation or benefits as a result of this Agreement. I agree to abide by all relevant City policies and procedures and to perform the volunteer services in a safe, responsible manner in accordance with the descriptions of service. Volunteers who are acting within the scope of their assigned volunteer task and following all associated instruction/direction will be provided legal representation and protection as outlined in Vancouver Municipal Code 2.46 if claim or suit is brought against said volunteer.


I further understand that:


*I hereby identify that I am capable of performing duties without accommodation, if accommodations are needed please specify in the notes section or speak with volunteer coordinator.


*I am not to appear for volunteer service under the influence of alcohol or any illegal drugs. I agree

to inform the supervisor at the beginning of the shift if taking any over-the-counter or prescription medications that may impair the ability to perform volunteer duties.


*I will abide by all department policies regarding personal conduct while performing volunteer services.


*I agree not to go beyond the scope of volunteer work agreed to without specific authorization in advance.


*I will have training on any activity that I am unfamiliar with, learn the corresponding policies, and it is my responsibility to understand them completely or ask questions until I feel confident to perform them.


*I understand that I am to report any on-the-job injury or illness, no matter how minor, to the Volunteer Coordinator. I authorize emergency medical care if it should become necessary.


*I grant full permission to use any photographs, videotapes, video clips, or recordings for publicity purposes by the City of Vancouver.


WAIVER AND HOLD HARMLESS:


*On behalf of myself, my estate or personal representative thereof, my heirs and assigns, I hereby forever release the City of Vancouver, its officers, employees and agents, co-sponsoring organizations or volunteers from any claims for damages for injuries to myself or my property arising from or in any way related to, my service as a volunteer in City of Vancouver events. I am fully aware that the work associated with being a City of Vancouver Volunteer involves certain risks of physical injury or death. I assume all risks that are associated with my participation in the above described activity, and I accept full responsibility for the cost of treatment for any injury suffered by myself while taking part in this activity. I understand that I am not an employee or agent of the City and that I have no claim to any industrial insurance (i.e., workers compensation) or other healthcare-related benefits.


*I agree to comply with all applicable laws, statutes, ordinances, rules and requirements and use appropriate safety measures.


Suspension of Volunteer Agreement: I understand that the City of Vancouver or I may suspend this agreement at any time without cause, and that I am volunteering my services at will and may be asked to discontinue such without prior notice or reason.


I EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THIS AGREEMENT, RELEASE AND WAIVER IS INTENDED TO BE AS BROAD AND INCLUSIVE AS PERMITTED BY WASHINGTON LAW AND THAT IF ANY PORTION THEREOF IS HELD INVALID, NOTWITHSTANDING, THE BALANCE SHALL CONTINUE IN FULL LEGAL FORCE AND EFFECT.


BY CHECKING THE "I agree" BELOW, I CERTIFY THAT I AM OVER THE AGE OF 18, HAVE READ THE FOREGOING TERMS, UNDERSTAND THEM FULLY, AND AGREE TO THE SAME.


This Agreement will be in effect for the duration of my volunteering services


For help with this application, contact the volunteer coordinator at 360-487-8316 or hailey.heath@cityofvancouver.us

By submitting my application, I understand that the City of Vancouver may use my personal information for data tracking related to the volunteer program. I understand that my information will not be given to any third parties without my permission.