Safety and Personal Protective Equipment Depending on the jobs performed, safety equipment such as gloves, goggles, sturdy shoes, earplugs, sun hats, or sunscreen may be appropriate. The Volunteer Coordinator will discuss this with volunteers so you can be as comfortable as possible. Gloves and tools are provided by Fayetteville Parks & Recreation. It is vital that all volunteers wear closed-toe shoes.
Dress Code We want you to be comfortable while wearing appropriate clothing for the task assigned; we ask that our volunteers project a professional image in their attire.
Absences Volunteers who cannot report for their job assignments should notify the Volunteer Coordinator as soon as possible. If it is necessary to cancel an event, please provide notice in advance of your scheduled work date.
Weather Please notify the Volunteer Coordinator if your workday is cancelled or rescheduled due to inclement weather, including lightning.
Emergency Any volunteer who observes a medical or any other type of emergency should call 911 first then contact a City of Fayetteville staff member.
American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Volunteers with activity limiting disabilities should bring this to the attention of the Volunteer Coordinator. The City of Fayetteville complies with ADA guidelines and will make every effort to accommodate whenever possible.
Drug Free Workplace The City of Fayetteville has a vital interest in maintaining a safe and efficient work environment for volunteers and employees. Use of drugs or alcohol or being in an impaired condition is not tolerated. Violation of this policy will result in the termination of one’s status as a volunteer.
Harassment No volunteer should experience any harassment. Incidents of this nature should be reported immediately to the Public Works Volunteer Coordinator or the Parks Maintenance Superintendent for investigation.
Grievances about work-related issues should be discussed with the Public Works Volunteer Coordinator. Every attempt will be made to resolve a problem through a discussion process. However, if a matter remains unresolved, it will be referred to the Fayetteville Public Works Director so a final resolution can be reached.
Public Relations As a volunteer you represent the City of Fayetteville and have an important role to play in enhancing the visitor’s perception of Fayetteville Parks and Public Spaces. Volunteers should always be friendly and helpful. If a visitor’s question cannot be answered, the visitor should be directed to an appropriate staff member for an answer. If a volunteer observes inappropriate behavior from a visitor, they should report the problem immediately to the Volunteer Coordinator or the group representative.