Volunteer Agreement Form

New volunteers are asked to fill in and sign a Volunteer Agreement form. This give both us and the National Park Service the information they need in case of an emergency, and makes sure any medical needs that arise from the volunteer activities are covered. 

Please download the form, print it out, complete the form, and sign it. Certain sections of the form apply only to minors, and the parent or guardian must sign. Unless instructed otherwise, bring the form with you to your first volunteer activity. Forms can be completed on the computer before printing and signing. Forms are in .docx (Word) format.

Download Form 301a - For individual volunteers, adult or minor, OR leaders of organized groups

Download Form 301b - Use this for members of an organized group instead of individual forms for each volunteer.

The forms refer to job descriptions and job hazard analyses for various tasks. The most commonly used tools by volunteers include hand saws, loppers, shovels, pick mattocks, and mcleods. Chainsaws are used by volunteers, but only after additional training and certification. Carpentry tools are used in maintaining or constructing structures, and they consist of saws, hammers, and power drivers. Support volunteers use food preparation tools and are also made aware of food safety expectations. Trail projects generally begin with a review of tools and tool safety, and volunteers should make sure to ask the leader about use of tools they are not familiar with. 

Take a look at the National Park Service page which describes the range of tasks and equipment used in all the various types of trail work, as well as a wealth of information on trail safety, including a Volunteer Safety Handbook.