Growing Hope Volunteer Registration Form
I acknowledge that I have volunteered to participate without pay at the Growing Hope Center site and in other activities with Growing Hope. I am aware that work such as gardening and construction may be a hazardous activity. I am voluntarily participating in the activities, which include, but are not limited to, loading and unloading materials, planting and gardening, using hand tools and power tools, with the knowledge of the danger involved. I also understand that I have the right to refuse any task that I am uncomfortable completing.

In consideration of being granted the opportunity to volunteer with Growing Hope, I release and forever discharge Growing Hope and its Board of Directors, administrators, employees, agents, assigns, officers, and any cooperating landowners and partner organizations for all claims and damages, demands, and any actions whatsoever, including those based on negligence, in any manner arising out of my participation in this activity. I understand that this release means that, among other things, I am giving up my right to sue Growing Hope or its partners for any such losses, damages, injury, or costs that I may incur. I am duly aware of the risks and hazards that may arise through participation in Growing Hope's projects and assume any expenses and liabilities I incur in the event of an accident, illness, or other incapacity.

By filling out this form, I agree that I have read the above statement and the following volunteer guidelines, and that I have discussed any questions I might have with a Growing Hope staff member. I hereby agree to accept any and all risk of injury, illness, or death, and verify this statement by placing my initials at the end of this form.

Volunteer guidelines:
o Volunteers will do their best to keep themselves and other volunteers safe and healthy while volunteering (e.g., asking for help, drinking enough water, taking breaks, using tools safely).
o Volunteers should be aware that while they are volunteering, they are a public face of Growing Hope and should behave in a way that will reflect well on the organization.
o Volunteers will be respectful of other participants, volunteers, employees, and community members while volunteering with Growing Hope
o Volunteers will use good common sense to make decisions and will ask for clarification from Growing Hope staff or supervising volunteers.
o Smoking or use of tobacco at the Growing Hope Center site, at the Downtown Ypsilanti Farmer’s Market, or at Growing Hope events is prohibited.
o Possessing or being under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs will not be tolerated and is strictly prohibited.
o Volunteers should refrain from using profanity.
o Volunteers will sign in and sign out before and after every volunteer shift.
o In the case of an accident, volunteers agree to report the incident and fill out necessary paperwork.
o Volunteers agree to use or wear appropriate safety gear and follow safety guidelines.
o Volunteers will understand that Growing Hope takes the safety of children in its programs very seriously, and adults working with minors may be subject to background checks.
o Please notify us if you must cancel. An absence from a prior commitment with no notice will result in a warning. A second incident will result in the loss of volunteer opportunities.
o Volunteers understand that violation of these guidelines may result in their removal as volunteer.

Growing Hope values volunteers in all aspects of our organization. Growing Hope aims to create a safe and healthy environment for all of its volunteers and participants. Growing Hope staff will do everything we can to ensure a productive and positive volunteer experience.
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Demographics
This section of the volunteer registration is optional and will be kept anonymous. We only collect this information for data collection and reporting.
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Agreement
I agree that I have read the Volunteer Guidelines and the rest of this form, and I agree that I have discussed any questions I might have with a Growing Hope staff member. I hereby agree to accept any and all risk of injury, illness, or death, and I agree that all information I have provided in this form is, to the best of my knowledge, factual. By signing this form, I am allowing Growing Hope to use photos and videos with my likeness. I verify this statement by placing my initials below. These initials constitute an electronic signature.
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