Please complete this application form if you are interested in volunteering with a group. Once you complete the form, click the Continue button at the bottom.
Please provide the group name and contact information to schedule a date of service.
Please identify whether this is a company, church, school, youth volunteer group, or community organization.
Please indicate the days and times you are available to volunteer.
I understand that I am volunteering for the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (“BRIT”) and the City of Fort Worth Botanic Garden (“FWBG”) as part of a volunteer program in support of their complementary plant missions for education and conservation. I agree to perform all assigned tasks to the best of my ability. While volunteering, I agree to observe, and conduct myself consistent with, the goals, mission and objectives of BRIT and FWBG. I accept any inherent dangers at my own risk. I agree to comply with all rules, regulations and safety provisions that are established by BRIT and FWGB including, but not limited to, maintaining an environment free from harassment and discrimination, respecting fellow volunteers and staff members, acting in a safe manner while handling tools and equipment, and keeping private information confidential and secure.
In signing below, I assume all risk of harm or injury to myself or to others which may occur as a result of participating in an activity or event. I hereby release BRIT and its officers, employees, and agents from any liability, cost or damages resulting from my participation in this activity. I hereby release the City of Fort Worth and its officers, employees, and agents from any liability, cost or damages resulting from my participation in this activity.
It is expressly understood and agreed that I am a volunteer, and not an agent, representative or employee of BRIT and the City of Fort Worth. I understand that I am not entitled to any employment benefits from BRIT and the City of Fort Worth.
INDEMNIFICATION – AT MY SOLE COST AND EXPENSE, I AGREE TO AND DO HEREBY DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, PROTECT, AND HOLD HARMLESS THE CITY AND THE CITY’S OFFICERS, REPRESENTATIVES, AGENTS EMPLOYEES, AND SERVANTS (COLLECTIVELY, "INDEMNITEES") FOR, FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, LIABILITIES, DAMAGES, LOSSES, LIENS, CAUSES OF ACTION, SUITS, JUDGMENTS AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, COURT COSTS, ATTORNEYS' FEES AND COSTS OF INVESTIGATION), OF ANY NATURE, KIND OR DESCRIPTION ARISING OR ALLEGED TO ARISE BY REASON OF INJURY TO OR DEATH OF ANY PERSON OR DAMAGE TO OR LOSS OF PROPERTY (1) RELATING TO MY SERVICE AS A VOLUNTEER FOR BRIT AND THE CITY OF FORT WORTH (2) BY REASON OF ANY OTHER CLAIM WHATSOEVER OF ANY PERSON OR PARTY OCCASIONED OR ALLEGED TO BE OCCASIONED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY ANY ACT OR OMISSION ON THE PART OF MY SERVICE AS A VOLUNTEER; OR (3) BY ANY BREACH, VIOLATION OR NONPERFORMANCE OF ANY COVENANT I HAVE MADE UNDER THIS AGREEMENT.
I give my consent for BRIT and the City of Fort Worth to seek emergency treatment if needed, for any injury or illness that may affect me during my volunteer service and I agree to accept financial responsibility for the costs related to this treatment, even if it is later determined that there was no need for emergency treatment, and I agree that BRIT and the City of Fort Worth will have no liability for any expenses related to such treatment.
I grant permission to BRIT and the City of Fort Worth to take photographs or videos of me for use in print or digital media for the benefit of BRIT and/or the City of Fort Worth.