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Columbia Springs Volunteer Inquiry Form

We're happy you're interested in volunteering with us! Let's get started - Please fill out the Volunteer Inquiry Form as completely as possible.

Columbia Springs is an equal opportunity organization. Volunteers of any race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, political belief, marital or familial status, or disability are welcome. As an education center, we work with many members of the public and children. Long-Term Volunteers that are 18 years and older will be required to complete a federal background check during their training.

Personal Information


Volunteers 18+ years old can complete this form in full. Volunteers ages 16 or 17 can complete this form but must have a parent/guardian complete and sign the liability waiver. Volunteers younger than 16 must have a parent/guardian sign off on both the volunteer application and the liability waiver.

Volunteer Activities and Skills

(please check all that apply)

Skills might include: Speak other languages, web design, social media, power tool and heavy machinery operation, curriculum development, photography, trail work, education experience, event planning, anything!

If yes, please elaborate.


Please include any information about specific times you may or may not be able to volunteer

Volunteer Motivation

I.e. What will help you succeed?

I.e. Do you like to be recognized with a card, a gift, public announcement, an award, opportunities to become a leader, etc

Background Check, Liability and Media Release, Code of Conduct

You will be asked to fill out a background check, sign a Liability and Media Release, and agree to a Code of Conduct when you attend your first orientation. We conduct background checks on all dedicated volunteers due to our programming with school children and vulnerable populations. If you would like to review our forms, they are listed below. You do not need to fill out the forms at this time, we will provide them at your first orientation. If you are under 18 years of age, you will need a parent or guardian to sign off on this form. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us. 

Electronic Signature

I hereby certify that I have been notified that I will be asked to fill out a Consent to Background Check form and that the answers and other information on this application are true and correct.


Stay Informed!

We'd like to keep you informed of upcoming opportunities and events at Columbia Springs.
*All volunteers receive emails about volunteer related updates. This is to receive the Columbia Springs newsletter and general information.

Thank You!

Thank you for applying to be a volunteer at Columbia Springs. Volunteers are vital to the work we do. We are excited to work with you! If you have questions, please contact us at or 360-882-0936 ext. 226.