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Volunteer Application
Thank You!!!
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at RICARES. Ideally you have clicked on the Volunteer Application button from our website and have an idea of your interests and ways that you can plug in. If you have stumbled across this form on the internet please feel to reach out with any questions! You can email our Operations/Volunteer Coordinator at slessing@ricares.org
Volunteer Application Form
RICARES prohibits discrimination against volunteer applicants on the basis of race, creed, color, religious opinion or affiliation, national origin, political affiliation, sex, age, physical or mental disability sexual orientation, veteran status, recovery pathway, or recovery identity (public or private), in accordance with applicable federal law and copies with applicable state and local laws prohibiting discrimination in each area where it has operations. RICARES also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the volunteer interview process are requested to contact the CEO/Executive Director in order to arrange such accommodations. RICARES values diversity and encourages applicants with lived experience to apply.
Contact Information
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Setting Expectations
You get to choose how we prioritize communicating with you! If emails are your preferred method, then select #1. We have listed out the four most popular options for you to choose from. Any attempts at contacting you will use this order of operations.
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Choose the priority of how we communicate with you. If emails are your preferred method, then select #1.
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Choose the priority of how we communicate with you. If phone calls are your preferred method, then select #1.
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Choose the priority of how we communicate with you. If text messages are your preferred method, then select #1.
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Choose the priority of how we communicate with you. If Facebook Messenger is your preferred method, then select #1.
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What volunteer responsibilities or roles appeal to you? We have many to choose from. You can select as many as you would like.
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What days are you available to volunteer with us?
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What times are you available to volunteer with us?
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When we go through Volunteer Orientation we will take a copy of your license or ID for your volunteer file. Are you able to show RICARES a valid ID or license?
Educational Background
RICARES recognizes that education comes in all forms. This section is to share with us your Educational History.
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This can be any college program, technical training, and formal or informal education.
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Enter any certifications you feel are relevant.
Background: What makes you YOU?
RICARES is an agency made up of people with lived experience. A criminal background does not mean you are unable to volunteer.

What is it that you do?
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Please list the organization, the contact name, a phone number and a brief description of your volunteer responsibilities.
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This includes sex-related crimes and child abuse. Do not include any convictions that have been sealed or expunged.

If you answered yes, please state the nature of the offense, when it was, where it was, and the outcome of the case.

We want this to be the best volunteer experience for you. Thank you for sharing so much.
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We welcome whatever you want to share about yourself here! Whether it is the ability to identify a certain species of a songbird, whether it's that you have a passion for streams and waterways, if it's recovery research, or a passion to champion for People Who Use Drugs! There is no right or wrong answer here. We believe in people sharing their strengths wherever they may fit.
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Are you a person in recovery? Do you have a passion because you have a family member in recovery? Are you an ally? Let us know what about RICARES appeals to you and why.
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Pre-Volunteerism Statement
I understand and agree that: 1. The information I have provided on this application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. Any misrepresentation or omission of any fact in my application, or any other material, or during any interviews, can be justification of refusal of volunteer placement at RICARES. 2. Any offer of volunteer placement I may receive from RICARES is contingent upon my successful completion of the agency's screening process, including the agency's receiving references that it considers unsatisfactory. 3. I authorize and request that present and former volunteer placement contacts I have listed as references furnish information about my volunteer experience, volunteer performance abilities, and other qualities pertinent to my qualifications for being a volunteer with RICARES. 4. In consideration of my becoming a volunteer, I agree to comply with the policies, rules, regulations, and procedures o the agency.
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My selection of the "Yes, I agree" field indicates that I agree to the Pre-Volunteerism Statement. My selection of the "No, I don't agree" field indicates that I do not agree to the Pre-Volunteerism Statement.
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