Please have your parent/guardian complete this application form if you are interested in becoming an Oakland County Parks and Recreation volunteer and are under the age of 18. Once you complete the form, click the submit button at the bottom.


Contact Information


Uniform Requirements

Please select your t-shirt size (S-4X)


Emergency Contact Information

Please enter the person to notify in case of an emergency.


Special Skills and Goals for Volunteering

Please describe any special skills that you have significant experience with that could help us place you as a volunteer. Also list any goals you have for volunteering with Oakland County Parks and Recreation.


Volunteer Questionnaire

It is important to us that we match you with a volunteer opportunity that best suits your interests and special skills. Please fill out the following section based on your volunteer preferences.


Availability

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


Minor Volunteer Agreement and Waiver

MINOR VOLUNTEER AGREEMENT/CONSENT

I consent and the Minor agrees to act as a volunteer for the Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission (the Volunteer Program). The Minor and I understand and agree that he/she is not an employee of Oakland County or Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission; that the Minor is acting solely as a volunteer; and that the Minor will not receive any compensation for the volunteer activities. The Minor and I also understand that because the Minor is a volunteer, he/she is not eligible to participate in any employee benefit plans or programs, he/she is not eligible for Worker's Compensation and he/she is not considered an employee. The Minor’s position as a volunteer can be terminated at any time either by the Minor, me, or by Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission without notice for any reason or no reason.

In order to effectively carry out the Minor’s volunteer duties, the Minor shall follow the rules applicable to Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission employees and to follow the direction of Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission management. The Minor and I acknowledge that even though he/she is a volunteer, volunteer time will be scheduled in advance and that the Minor will comply with the schedule. Failure to be on time or otherwise comply with the schedule will result in the Minor’s removal from the Volunteer Program.

As part of participation in the Volunteer Program, the Minor and I understand that he/she may be eligible for free and/or discounted passes or programs, pursuant to the rules, policies, and expectations established for the Volunteer Program. The Minor and I acknowledge and agree that this is solely provided as an incidental benefit and is not intended as, nor does it constitute, compensation for services. The manner and amount of free and/or discounted passes or programs provided to volunteers may be changed at any time and without notice.

WAIVER OF LIABILITY/INDEMNIFICATION
In consideration of the Oakland County Parks and Recreation permitting the Minor’s participation in the Volunteer Program, I, as the Minor’s Parent/Guardian, agree to the following. I understand that as part of the volunteer duties the Minor may be near or exposed to potential dangers and hazards. I recognize, understand and accept such dangers and hazards and assume all responsibility for and risk of bodily injury, death, property damage, whether known or unknown, and whether caused by the Minor’s negligence or the negligence of employees, patrons, or others. I waive, release, discharge and covenant not to sue the County of Oakland, Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission, and the elected and appointed officials, officers, staff, agents, employees, volunteers (referred to collectively herein as the County) from all liability, damages, injuries, claims or demands on account of injury to the Minor, including death, whether caused by the County, the Minor, or any other individual arising out of or in any way connected to the operation of Oakland County Parks and Recreation and the Minor acting as a volunteer.

If, despite the above waiver, I, the Minor, or anyone on the Minor’s behalf makes a claim against the County, I agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the County from any litigation expenses, attorney fees, losses, liabilities, damages, or other costs incurred due to the claim made against the County, whether the claim is based on the negligence of the County or otherwise.

The Minor and I have read and voluntarily signed this Volunteer Agreement and Waiver of Liability/Indemnification (collectively the “Agreement”). This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement. There are no other agreements modifying its terms. The Minor and I acknowledge that no one has made any representation to the Minor or me that have not been expressly stated in this Agreement. Any modifications to this Agreement must be made in writing and signed by the Minor and me and a duly authorized officer of the County and must specifically refer to and expressly amend this Agreement.