Please complete this application if you are interested in becoming a Niabi Zoo Volunteer.
This password will allow the applicant to log in to the Volgistics system.
Volgistics Volunteer Alerts sends reminders, alerts, and custom messages from System Operators and
Coordinators. Use this section to opt-in and opt-out of text messaging (also known as "SMS"),
and initially set how you would like to receive messages. Your messages can be delivered as emails,
text messages, or none. You can change this at any time through VicNet. View supported phone carriers.
Message and Data Rates May Apply. For help or information on this program send "HELP" to 28344.
You can send "STOP" to 28344 at any time to opt out. For additional assistance, call 888-891-6978 or
Message frequency based on account settings.
Messages are not guaranteed to be delivered. All messages will be sent by email until you respond "YES"
to the welcome text message sent after the application form is submitted. Message preferences
can be changed in VicNet on the Account tab.
Volunteers are required to commit to a scheduled 3.5 hour shift every week or every other week for a minimum of 6 months (summer or semester if college student and must commit weekly). Please indicate the days and times you are usually available to volunteer.
Niabi Zoo does not discriminate against race, color, religion, sex, gender, or national origin. This information will not determine whether or not the applicant will be selected for the position. This information is gathered solely for statistical analysis. This is an optional section.
All Volunteers are required to submit to a criminal history background check and will enter their Social Security Number on a request form during the Volunteer interview. All records are kept confidential.
All Volunteers must provide a copy of valid identification (Driver’s License, State issued ID, Military ID, etc.).
Proof of a negative TB (Tuberculosis) Test is needed prior to volunteering (can get at your family doctor or medical clinic) dated within the last 6 months.
Assumption of Risk. – The undersigned acknowledges and understands that activities undertaken by the volunteer may involve a certain degree of risk of personal injury and injury to personal property which may result from the volunteer’s participation therein. The undersigned further acknowledges and assumes all risk of injury and/or damage to the volunteer, which may result from any reason whatsoever.
General Release. – The undersigned hereby releases and waives any claims that the undersigned may now or hereafter have against Rock Island County Forest Preserve District and Niabi Zoo, its sponsors, trustees, officers, directors, employees or its assigns from and against any and all liabilities, losses, damages, costs or expenses of whatever kind or nature, including attorney’s fees, which the undersigned may incur as a result of any injury to us or our personal property as a result of the volunteer’s activities undertaken at Niabi Zoo including, without limitation, personal injury and damages thereof including loss of income, earnings, bodily injury, pain and suffering, emotional or mental distress and any and all medical expenses.
Statement of Understanding: I understand that volunteering for the Niabi Zoo is to serve in the capacity necessary for the benefit of the Zoo first and foremost. All other reasons for volunteering are secondary to the needs of the Zoo.
I attest that all of the information provided in this application has been provided truthfully and has not been falsified in any way.