Registrant Information

Volunteer Waiver Forms

Volunteers are required to fill out a Volunteer Information and Waiver Form each season. See link below for a copy of the waiver (volunteers under the age of 18 need to have a parent/guardian complete the Youth Volunteer Waiver).  Please fill out the waiver ahead of time and bring it to the event filled out.

 

Adult and Youth Volunteer Waivers (waivers will open in a new window)

 

General Event Information

PARKING/DIRECTIONS:

You will receive a map with parking instructions and driving directions along with a final confirmation letter the week of the event. This ensures that we can provide you with the most accurate information regarding road closures, detours, etc. 

REGISTRATION AND SCHEDULE:

Volunteer Supervisors: 

When you arrive at the site, go directly to the registration table and check in.  Volunteer supervisors need to arrive by 7:45am to have enough time to get trained before volunteers arrive. You will be asked to fill out a liability/photo release form (if you have not done so already), a nametag and will be given work gloves and assigned to a work unit. The volunteer project will commence promptly at 9:00am.

Registration Volunteers:

 When you arrive at the site, go directly to the registration table and check in.  Registration volunteers need to arrive by 8:00am to have enough time to get trained in on the registration process before volunteers arrive. After registration has been completed around 9:00am, you will then be able to join your group at the restoration site.  You will be asked to fill out a liability/photo release form (if you have not done so already), a nametag and will be given work gloves and assigned to a work unit. The volunteer project will commence promptly at 9:00am. If you signed up as a group, we ask that you wait to approach the registration table until your entire group has arrived at the event. This will ensure your group is placed in the same work unit.

Restoration Volunteers: 

When you arrive at the site, go directly to the registration table and check in.  Restoration volunteers need to arrive by 8:30am to have enough time to complete the registration process.  You will be asked to fill out a liability/photo release form (if you have not done so already), a nametag and will be given work gloves and assigned to a work unit. The volunteer project will commence promptly at 9:00am. If you signed up as a group, we ask that you wait to approach the registration table until your entire group has arrived at the event. This will ensure your group is placed in the same work unit.

 

EVENT TIMELINE unless stated otherwise in the event calendar:

7:45am  – Volunteer supervisors arrive & check in

7:50am – Volunteer supervisor training begins

8:00am – Registration volunteers arrive & check in

8:05m – Volunteer registration training begins

8:30am – Registration begins. Restoration volunteers arrive

8:50am – 9:00am –  Event kick-off, volunteers break into small groups, volunteer training

9:00am – 11:45am – Restoration activities 

11:30am – Lunch volunteers arrive at tent

11:45am – Wrap-up/Clean-up

12pm – Lunch and Program

ATTIRE, AMENITIES, AND CHILDERN:

We hold the event rain or shine!  Dress for the weather and be prepared to get dirty. Sturdy shoes and long pants are essential. A portable restroom will be available near the registration area.  Parents bringing children are responsible for their safety and must supervise them at all times.

SAFETY:

Ensuring the safety of our volunteers is our highest priority. It is important volunteers are always mindful of their step, especially when carrying tools. If there is rain the day of the event, the ground may be slippery and muddy.

INSECTS: 

Ticks and other insects can be common at the work site. We recommend wearing long pants and bug spray. Be sure to do a full body check for ticks when you arrive back at home.

GLOVES:

If you have your own pair of gardening gloves or work gloves, please bring them. If you do not have your own pair of gloves, we will have gloves available for use.

WATER BOTTLE:

To reduce trash and use of plastic cups, we encourage you to bring a water bottle to the event. We will have plenty of water stations throughout the site for you to fill up your bottle. If you do not have access to a water bottle, we will have cups available.

RELEASE OF LIABILITY:

All volunteers participating in Great River Greening events release Great River Greening and its employees, officers, directors, or agents from any and all liability from claims of any nature whatsoever arising from participation to the extent such liability is directly attributable to the negligence of GRG, or its respective employees, officers, directors or agents.

Questions? Please contact our volunteer manager Laura Durenberger-Grunow at Ldurenberger-grunow@greatrivergreening.org or at 651-665-9500 x11