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Adopt Your Outdoors Volunteer Application

  1. Adopt Your Outdoors Program

    Thanks for your interest in helping us take care of our beautiful Fayetteville Ozarks!  Volunteers who adopt a spot help our outdoors by providing ongoing care for spaces that need regular attention.  Spots may be adopted for litter cleanups and for long-term projects, such as invasive plant removal and restoration work.

    How it works:  

    1. Participants agree to volunteer at least three times per year at their adopted location.
    2. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at least 2 weeks prior to cleanup to ensure there is no scheduling conflict at the cleanup site, and to give the City of Fayetteville time to put supplies together to be picked up by the volunteers.
    3. Fill out the online Volunteer Reporting Form within 24 hours of completing a cleanup.
    4. Once the third cleanup has taken place, a name sign will be ordered and placed at the adopted area.  
  2. Volunteer Information

    Please complete the following information to enroll in the Adopt Your Outdoors Program.

  3. List of Adoptable Spaces (Link & Map coming soon.)
  4. Please select the type of space you would like to adopt.*
  5. Are you interested in having a sign placed at your adopted area, or would you prefer to volunteer anonymously?
  6. Fayetteville Outdoor Volunteering Program: Rules and Safety Procedures*

    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.

  7. Electronic Signature Agreement*

    As a volunteer of the City of Fayetteville, I understand that I will be volunteering at my own risk and that the organization, its employees and affiliates, cannot assume responsibility for any liability for any accident, injury or health problem which may arise from any volunteer work I perform for the organization. 

    By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) your application will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document, 2) by signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, and 3) you may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date.

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