Volunteer Application

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us!
 
Friends of Hempstead Plains at Nassau Community College, Inc. was formed in 2001 and is dedicated to the perpetual preservation, restoration and management of the site through scientific research and education.

Our goals are:
• Protect the land ~ prevent further destruction of critical habitat and promote compatible development in the surrounding area.
• Restore the ecological habitat ~ restore the prairie grassland that once covered the area and rare species that depend on it.
• Promote and provide assistance for good stewardship of the land.
• Develop educational programs ~ offer environmental education for the community and coordinate educational opportunities for students of all ages.
• Promote research by college faculty and students.
• Encourage community involvement in restoration and management practices.

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* 1. Contact Information

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* 2. Age

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* 3. What kind of volunteer activities are you interested in? 

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* 4. We have special projects for those with experience in any of the following, please check all that apply.  

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* 5. What interested you in volunteering with Friends of Hempstead Plains?

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* 6. What is your availability? (ex. weekdays, weekday evenings, weekends)

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* 7. WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT

In consideration of receiving permission from Friends of Hempstead Plains at Nassau  Community College, managers of the Hempstead Plains Preserve on the campus of Nassau Community College, to enter and use the Hempstead Plains and/or the Francis T. Purcell Preserve for field trips, workshops, class meetings and other events, the undersigned participant agrees, on behalf of himself/herself and/or as the parent/lawful guardian or agent for each of the participants listed on the Waiver of Liability and Indemnification Agreement (hereinafter “Waiver”), as follows:

To indemnify and Hold Harmless Friends of Hempstead Plains at Nassau Community College and any of its directors, officers, agents, employees or servants, to the fullest extent permitted under the laws of New York State, from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, losses, costs or expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees (should Friends of Hempstead Plains select its own counsel which it may do in its sole and exclusive discretion), to which Friends of Hempstead Plains may become subject to or liable for as a result of or arising out of directly or indirectly any action or conduct of any of the persons listed on the Waiver, from any acts, or failures to act by the undersigned participant, or any of his/her participant clients, employees or servants while on the Premise, or from acts or failure to act of individuals invited by any of them onto the Premise or from any breach of contract by participant.
 
To release, waive against and discharge Friends of Hempstead Plains at Nassau Community College, to the fullest extent permitted under the laws of the State of New York, from any claims, losses, obligations, costs and expenses arising from or due to personal injury or property damages of any kind or description to the participant or property of the Undersigned or the participant listed herein while the Undersigned is on the Premise.  The Undersigned agrees that all risks of loss, injury, damage or destruction to persons or property, brought onto the Premise by or at the direction of the undersigned participant, or his client participants, employees, or servants whether on not listed in this Agreement, arising from, due to, caused by, resulting from, or in anyway, directly or indirectly, related to any cause, including but not limited to accident, theft, fire or otherwise, whether or not caused by or contributed to by or related to any fault or negligence of Friends of Hempstead Plains, or the condition of the Premise, are assumed in full by the undersigned participant, except as to acts or conditions caused by the intentional, willful gross or reckless conduct of Friends of Hempstead Plains.
 
Insurance:  that the provisions listed above hereof shall not be deemed waived or affected in any way by the fact that Friends of Hempstead Plains does or does not carry insurance coverage against claims or losses caused by or resulting from damage or injury to property or persons while using the Hempstead Plains Preserve managed by Friends of Hempstead Plains at Nassau Community College.
 
ON BEHALF OF MYSELF AS PARTICIPANT OR AS AUTHORIZED AGENT OR LAWFUL GUARDIAN OF A MINOR PARTICIPANT, I HEREBY CERTIFY THAT I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD AND AGREED TO THE FOREGOING TERMS AND CONDITIONS.  

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