Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a Stewardship Leader with THPRD's Nature & Trails Department. If you have questions, please contact Melissa Marcum at or 503-619-3941.

NOTE: THPRD is dedicated to the health and well-being of all volunteers and program participants. THPRD requires volunteers serving in this position to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or seek a medical or religious accommodation in lieu of vaccination. You will need to confirm your vaccination information below. If you are unable or unwilling to do so, THPRD has a number of other volunteer opportunities available that don't require vaccination, including all one-day event opportunities and most outdoor volunteer positions not working with groups of people.

Contact Information

Emergency Contact

If you are under 18, please list your parent or legal guardian contact information. If you are 18 or older, please list an emergency contact here.

Schedule Preference

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.

Demographic Information

In order to best serve the region's communities as broadly as possible, Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District needs to understand who our programs currently serve. Any information you provide is helpful.

COVID Vaccination Information

You MUST be fully vaccinated or in the process of becoming fully vaccinated to be accepted into this volunteer position. Please submit your COVID vaccination information below to confirm this.

If you choose not to submit this information or not to become fully vaccinated, you will not be eligible for this volunteer position, but are eligible for other volunteer opportunities. More information about these ongoing volunteer opportunities can be found at You are also welcome to volunteer at our one-day events, which can be found at

If you are seeking a medical or religious accommodation to becoming fully vaccinated, please provide detailed justification for an accommodation in the space below.

NOTE: Please bring your vaccination card to your first volunteer shift, as you will need to show this to front desk staff prior to starting your first volunteer shift. 

Background Consent - Part 1 (required)

Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District is committed to maintaining a quality, safe environment for our patrons, volunteers & staff. We conduct criminal background checks on volunteers who are age 18 or over. If you are age 18 or over, Background Consent Part 1 & Background Consent Part 2 are required.

Checks are conducted by Criminal Information Services Inc. at the time of application & may be conducted at any time during your volunteer work.

NOTE: The information you submit through this online form is protected using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. This is the same technology used by banks to protect online banking services and online merchants to protect credit card information. Once your data reaches our volunteer database, it is protected by hardware firewalls, secure servers, database encryption and other security measures.

Background Consent - Part 2 (required)

If you have been convicted of an offense other than a minor traffic violation or juvenile offense, please provide the details below. Failure to disclose convictions may disqualify your application.

Access to Your Online Volunteer Account

We provide an online portal where you can check your schedule, update information, enter hours and sign up for upcoming volunteer shifts. To utilize this option, select the password you would like to use to access your online volunteer account.

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.

Pandemic Response. 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. 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

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;
  • 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 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 5 days the volunteer had direct exposure to a person infected with COVID-19. 
  • Within the prior 10 days, the volunteer has had a positive test for COVID-19 or is presumptive positive for COVID-19. This may be shortened to 5 days if the volunteer is symptom free and it has been at least 24 hours since they had a fever. 
  • Within the prior 10 days, the volunteer has had a new cough, fever, shortness of breath, sore throat, headache, or other symptoms of COVID-19. A list of symptoms can be found on the COVID-19 website for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( This may be shortened to 5 days if the volunteer is symptom free and it has been at least 24 hours since they had a fever.

Volunteers must report to Melissa Marcum, or 503-619-3941, as soon as possible if, within 14 days of volunteering for THPRD, the volunteer is presumptive positive for COVID-19, tested positive for COVID-19, or had a 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 COVID-19 after volunteering for THPRD. 

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, 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.