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Volunteer Application
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Note: ACRES is an equal opportunity organization. Applicants to volunteer are considered without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, citizenship status, or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to selecting volunteers based on their character, ethics, interests and ability to participate. The character and reputation of our volunteers must be above reproach to protect our employees, other volunteers, and program participants. For this reason, it is necessary that ACRES verify information about each applicant's background as well as asking the following question:

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Volunteer Applicant's Statement
Please indicate that you have read and that you understand each paragraph of this Applicant's Statement by checking the box next to each paragraph.
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Your name in this box acts as your signature for the VOLUNTEER APPLICANT'S STATEMENT.

If volunteer applicant is under the age of 18, application must also be signed by parent or guardian.


Parent or Guardian: Your name in this box acts as your signature for the VOLUNTEER APPLICANT'S STATEMENT.
Volunteer Opportunities
Please check the areas(s) where you have the most interest.

Land Management

Most Land Management work is specialized natural resource work and is performed by staff or trained professionals. Here are some opportunities where we can use the help of volunteers.

  • Clear trails of sticks and remove trash in the preserve and along the roadside.
  • Requires a monthly commitment.
  • You will need to provide your own supplies such as gloves, trash bags and hand pruners.
  • Volunteer activity will need to be coordinated with ACRES staff.
  • Choose your favorite or any preserve to monitor or one can be assigned to you.
I choose this ACRES preserve to monitor:
  • This might include removal of trees or obstructions on the trail, boardwalk installation or invasive species removal.
  • General contractor to assist with building maintenance and construction.
  • Volunteer activity will need to be coordinated with ACRES staff.

Office

Events/Programs

Volunteer Self-Evaluation
These questions are sent to the references you list on the Volunteer Application. We ask that you fill out the same form as a self-evaulation.





Please check the boxes below that best describe the applicant. 5 = Highest and 1 = Lowest

Reliability
Flexibility
Communication skills
Responsibility
Positive attitude
Integrity in dealing with confidential matters
Analytical skills
Ability to work with a variety of people
Handles money responsibly

Equipment Use Policy and Release and Indemnifying Agreement

EQUIPMENT USE POLICY

All persons operating equipment or using tools at any property owned or managed by ACRES, Inc. must follow the manufacturer's recommendations for operation, usage and maintenance, and must at all times exercise good judgment and common sense.

I have carefully read ths EQUIPMENT USE POLICY and I fully understand all of its contents and terms. I enter into and sign the below RELEASE AND INDEMNIFYING AGREEMENT knowingly and voluntarily. I understand that I am not permitted to operate equipment or use tools on any ACRES, Inc. property unless I obey this EQUIPMENT USE POLICY and sign this RELEASE AND INDEMNIFYING AGREEMENT. 

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RELEASE AND INDEMNIFYING AGREEMENT

The undersigned hereby requests to go upon property of ACRES, Inc. ("ACRES:) to participate in field trips sponsored by ACRES, and/or to perform activities to benefit ACRES.

The undersigned recognizes the possibility of personal injuries to himself/herself and recognizes the possibility of damage to his/her property might occur on property owned or managed by ACRES while conducting activities to benefit ACRES, and/or while on field trips sponsored by ACRES. The undersigned personally assumes all risks of any such injury and damage.

For and in consideration of the privilege of going on the property owned by ACRES, the undersigned, does hereby forever, acquit, release and discharge ACRES, its respective heirs, personal representatives, insurers, successors, assigns, and Board of Directors, and each of them, of and from any and all claims, debts, demands, actions and causes of action of every kind and nature whatsoever, past, present and future, which the undersigned has had, now has, or may at any time in the future have, against ACRES, Inc., arising out of, or in any manner connected with going upon any property owned or managed by ACRES, Inc., while conducting activities to benefit ACRES, and/or while on field trips sponsored by ACRES.

This release and discharge is without in any way limiting the general scope of this release, specifically including herein: all claims for pesonal injuries to the undersigned; all claims for medical and hospital expenses of every kind and nature incurred by reason of person injuries sustained by the undersigned; property damage; and any and all other types of expenses, claims, losses and damages which the undersigned may otherwise be in a position to assert by reason of injury, loss or damage resulting from going upon property owned by ACRES, while conducting activities to benefit ACRES, and/or attending field trips sponsored by ACRES.

As a further consideration for the privilege of going upon property owned by ACRES while conducting activities to benefit ACRES, and/or attending field trips sponsored by ACRES, the undersigned does hereby agree to indemnify, save and hold harmless ACRES, its respective heirs, personal representatives, insurers, successors, assigns, and Board of Directors, and each of them, from and against any and all claims, demands, actions and causes of action asserted against them, or either of them, by any other person, firm, corporation or organization which has made any payment or payments to the undersigned for wages and/or salary, disability, or for medical and/or hospital expenses, paid to or for or on behalf of the undersigned, or by reason of any other payment of payments made to or on behalf of the undersigned by any person , firm, corporation or organization by reason of injuries, damages, or losses sustained by the undersigned on account of going on property owned or managed by, while conducting activities to benefit ACRES, and/or attending field trips sponsored by ACRES; such agreement to indemnify, save and hold harmless also includes court costs and reasonable attorneys' fees of ACRES.

The undersigned grants, executes, and signs this RELEASE AND INDEMNIFYING AGREEMENT on

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Thank you for signing up to volunteer with ACRES Land Trust. We will be in touch with you as soon as we have reviewed your information and checked references. If you have questions, feel free to call us at 260-637-2273 or email Natasha at nmanor@acreslandtrust.org.

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THANK YOU!