THANK YOU for your interest in becoming a Delaware State Parks Volunteer Host.


Each Host on your site needs to complete this form seperately, so if you are part of a pair - each of you will need to complete this form.


Once completed, please click the “CONTINUE” button on the bottom of the page to submit and start your journey towards a rewarding and enjoyable volunteer experience.


THANKS again for considering Delaware State Parks for your Volunteer Hosting location!




Your 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.



Host Postion Preference


Park Preference

In the space below, please indicate your preferred hosting location.


SEASHORE REGION:

Cape Henlopen and Delaware Seashore State Parks- Coastal Parks offering Beautiful Ocean and Bay Beach coastline, miles of trails, Nature Center, Youth Camps and historic sites.


TRAP POND: Beautiful wooded park, canoeing, freshwater fishing, new Nature Center, trails.


KILLENS POND: Centrally located wooded pond. Waterpark, LEED Nature Center, fishing, miles of trails


LUMS POND: Beautiful wooded park. Miles of trails, fishing, recreation fields. Close to Wilmington and Philadelphia.




Considerations


Rig Type and Size

In the space below indicate the type and size of your equipment and number/ type of additional vehicles you will have with you.



Help Us Understand You better

Please tell us why do want to become a Volunteer Host? What you hope to contribute and to gain from your experience?



Emergency Contact


HOST References


Volunteer Host Policies

- Volunteers perform service without compensation and are not considered employees of the State of Delaware. The Division of Parks and Recreation does not provide Worker’s Compensation or any other insurance coverage for volunteers.


- The Division cannot guarantee volunteer placement. The Division will, however, make every effort to match volunteer applicants to volunteer opportunities based on the needs of the Division and the interests and abilities of the volunteer.


- Submission of a Volunteer Application does not imply automatic acceptance as a Delaware State Parks volunteer. Depending on the nature and scope of volunteer activity, there may exist qualifications that I must meet before I may begin volunteering.


- The Division employs a screening process for all individual volunteers based on the nature of the volunteer work and involvement level of the participant.


- Volunteers whose activity involves having access to children or vulnerable populations; engage in the collection or handling of revenues; or who engage in the discharge or handling of black powder, weapons, or firearms of any kind will be required to undergo a Background Investigation conducted by the Division as a part of the screening process.


- Acceptance as an individual volunteer is contingent upon successful completion at all levels of screening.


- The Division reserves the right to disallow volunteer candidates for any reason which the Division, in its sole judgment, determines may affect the best interests of the Division. The Division reserves the right to withhold the reason(s) for such refusal.


- The Division accepts the service of all volunteers with the understanding that such service is at the sole discretion of the Division. Volunteers agree that the Division and the Volunteer may at any time, for any reason, decide to terminate the volunteer’s relationship with the Division. Notice of such a decision should be communicated as soon as possible to the volunteer’s supervisor.




FOR GROUPS ONLY:


- Groups accepted for volunteer placement will be sent a Group Volunteer Agreement defining the volunteer project(s) prior to the start date of the stated project(s).


- Group Volunteers must identify a Group Contact prior to the start of a project who will serve as the group leader and be responsible for the safety and well-being of all group members. The group contact agrees to:


1. Provide coordination and supervision for group while volunteering.


2. Ensure all members adhere to park rules, regulations, and procedures.


3. Report to The Division of Parks and Recreation any behavior, actions, or language inappropriate for the established activity, location, or group which may endanger the health and/or well-being of the individual, other group members, or park visitors.



I Agree

I agree and understand that by submitting this application form:


- The information I have provided is true and accurate.


- I will provide service as a volunteer without compensation and to adhere to DNREC rules and procedures and will not attempt work that is beyond my abilities or for which I have not been assigned, trained or authorized.


- I understand and voluntarily assume the risks involved in being a volunteer for the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC).


- I release DNREC from any liability arising out of my participation as a volunteer. I hereby waive the right to file any and all claims for compensation or damages against DNREC, and any state employee or contractor for any loss or injury sustained during the course of volunteer activities.

- I understand that photographs may be taken at events and I give permission to DNREC to use my photographs in future publications, promotional materials and exhibits.


- I certify that I have read and understand this Waiver of Liability information and that by checking the “ I agree box” and by selecting the “CONTINUE” button, I do so because I wish to proceed as a volunteer under these terms and conditions.