Please complete this application if you are interested in volunteering with the Vancouver Fire Department's Fire Corps program. Once the form is completed, click the submit button at the bottom.


Please use your complete legal name and an email that you check regularly. If it is determined that your skills match our current volunteer needs, we will move forward with the volunteer process. As part of this process, we will send you a background clearance via email; this request will require your action within three business days.


Name and address


Contact Information


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.


Availability

Please indicate the days and times you are usually available to volunteer.


Skills and Experience

Please list any experience and certifications you have that you feel would be beneficial to Fire Corps and your volunteer experience. Are there any additional skills that you can offer?


Special Requirements

Do you have any special requirements or medical conditions that we should be aware of? If so, please explain.


Criminal History

Have you been convicted of any violations other than a minor traffic offense? If so, please explain.


Emergency Contact Info


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.


Reminder about Fire Corps

Please remember that Fire Corps are non-combat volunteers. Fire Corps volunteers are not volunteer firefighters.


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 services to the City of Vancouver. 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.

It is further understood that this Agreement shall not in any way constitute nor create an employer/employee relationship between the City and the Volunteer. The City shall not be responsible or liable for, nor shall the applicant be eligible to receive, any compensation or benefits as a result of this Agreement.

I further understand that:
1. 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.

2. I will abide by all Department expectations regarding personal conduct while performing volunteer services.

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

4. 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.

5. I hereby represent that I am capable of performing the volunteers duties with or without reasonable accommodation (if you are not capable of performing the volunteer duties without reasonable accommodation, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator and do not complete this application at this time).

6. Depending on the scope of volunteer work, the following policies may apply: Safety Procedures, Computer Operation, Anti-Harassment, Confidentiality, Non-Discrimination, and Drug-free workplace.

7. I understand that I am to report any injury or illness that occurs during my volunteer service, no matter how minor, to my supervisor, as well as any accidents involving third persons that occur while I am performing my volunteer duties. I authorize emergency medical care if it should become necessary, and agree to assume all medical expenses related with care.

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

BACKGROUND CHECKS: I understand that the City may require a background check before placing me as a volunteer.

TERMINATION: I understand that the City or I may terminate 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.

CITY OF VANCOUVER
RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT

READ CAREFULLY – THIS DOCUMENT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS

I, (insert name), AGREE TO VOLUNTEER MY TIME AND SERVICES TO THE CITY OF VANCOUVER (“City”), WHICH IN TURN PERMITS ME TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ACTIVITY REFERENCED BELOW AND/OR USE ANY CITY FACILITIES IN CONNECTION WITH THIS ACTIVITY. IN CONSIDERATION FOR THESE BENEFITS AND RIGHTS, I AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING:

1. I HEREBY AGREE TO RELEASE, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS the City from any and all liability, claims, demands, causes of action, lawsuits (including appeals therefrom), charges, expenses, costs, and reasonable attorney fees (including all costs and reasonable attorney fees used to establish the City’s right to indemnity) which arise out of my involvement in this event, whether caused by any negligent act or omission of the City, its officials, employees, agents, or other volunteers acting within the course and scope of their duties, or otherwise. I assume all risks that are associated with my participation in the below described activity, and I accept full responsibility for the cost of treatment for any injury suffered while taking part in this activity. I understand that I am not an employee or agent of the City and that I have no right to any industrial insurance (i.e., workers compensation) or other healthcare-related benefits.

2. I agree to reimburse the City for any loss, theft of, or damage to City property, equipment and/or facilities caused by my actions.

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

I EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THIS RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT 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 HAVE READ THE FOREGOING TERMS, UNDERSTAND THEM FULLY, AND AGREE TO THE SAME.