Collective Roots INDIVIDUAL Volunteer Agreement

Please read and understand prior to engaging in a volunteer opportunity with Collective Roots.

This agreement is intended to indicate the seriousness with which we treat our volunteers and interns. The intent of the agreement is to assure you of both our deep appreciation for your services and to indicate our commitment to providing you with a productive and rewarding volunteer experience with Collective Roots. Collective Roots asks that all volunteers read and understand this document prior to agreeing to serve with Collective Roots.

Collective Roots Commitment

We commit to the following:

  • To provide adequate information, training and supervision for the volunteer to be able to meet the responsibilities of his/her position.
  • To be receptive to the volunteers’ comment(s) regarding ways in which we might mutually accomplish our respective tasks, and improve the way we achieve our goals.
  • To treat the volunteer as an equal partner with agency staff, jointly responsible for completion of the agency mission and programs.

We will do the best that we can to match your interests with available opportunities and needs. At best, we will have a conversation that will help match your interests and skill set(s) with opportunities that are currently available. We reserve the right to limit or select volunteers for opportunities as we deem appropriate.

Volunteer Commitment

We encourage volunteers to participate in required orientations and trainings and to work under the supervision of Collective Roots staff. We rely on you to fulfill your commitments to the best of your ability.

Waiver of Liability

I understand that as a volunteer I am not eligible for Worker’s Compensation benefits, Unemployment Insurance benefits, medical, dental or any other insurance coverage. Volunteers agree not to hold Collective Roots liable for any injuries or illnesses that volunteers their dependent(s) may suffer while serving as a volunteer for the agency. Volunteers expressly waive any such claim for compensation or liability on the part of Collective Roots in the event of such injury or medical expense.

Please understand that this agreement may be canceled at any time at the discretion of either of the parties.