Carson City Parks, Recreation & Open Space Volunteer Survey

Dear Carson City Resident,

Thank you for taking time to fill out this short survey! We are excited to build our volunteer program to serve you and the Carson City community. In order to do that, we need help figuring out what volunteering in these spaces looks like to a Carson resident. We have over 7,000 acres of Open Space and about 1,000 acres of Parks that Carson City residents have access to. Volunteering is a great way to get to know your Parks, Open Spaces and community! This survey should take you no more then 5-10 minutes to complete. We appreciate your time to share your input, thank you! 

First, tell us a little bit about yourself:
Please select your age group (Optional)

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* 1. Please select your age group (Optional)

Are you a native of Carson City?

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* 2. Are you a native of Carson City?

If you are not a native, when did you move here?

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* 3. If you are not a native, when did you move here?

How do you find out about upcoming events in Carson City?
Select all that apply

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* 4. How do you find out about upcoming events in Carson City?
Select all that apply

Do you have children? If yes, what are their ages?

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* 5. Do you have children? If yes, what are their ages?

Questions 6-9 pertain to your previous volunteer experience, why you volunteer and your available time commitment for volunteering activities.
Have you ever volunteered before in Carson City? 

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* 6. Have you ever volunteered before in Carson City? 

If yes, what events or organizations have you volunteered for? Please list in the space below

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* 7. If yes, what events or organizations have you volunteered for? Please list in the space below

In the box below are statements about reasons people volunteer. 
For each question below, check the response that best characterizes how you feel about the statement.

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* 8. In the box below are statements about reasons people volunteer. 
For each question below, check the response that best characterizes how you feel about the statement.

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I want to meet new people with similar interest
Volunteering is an important value to instill in my children
Volunteering builds self-esteem 
Volunteering is skill building 
I want to contribute to my community through volunteering
I value Open Spaces and Parks and want to help take care of them 
How much time do you have available to volunteer?

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* 9. How much time do you have available to volunteer?

Questions 10-13 ask about the frequency the public uses Carson City's Parks and Open Space and
gauges the levels of interest in future volunteer opportunities.
Which Open Spaces do you frequent the most? Select all that apply 

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* 10. Which Open Spaces do you frequent the most? Select all that apply 

What volunteer events would you be interested in for Open Spaces?

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* 11. What volunteer events would you be interested in for Open Spaces?

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River Clean-Up (i.e tree wrapping, trash removal)
Restoration (i.e. willow pole, seedling planting, re-seeding)
Trash Clean-Up (i.e. general trash clean up)
Weed Removal (i.e. thistle dig) 
Interpretive Guided Hikes 
Trail Maintenance 
Below, we have listed some of Carson City's parks. Please select the ones you frequent the most. 

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* 12. Below, we have listed some of Carson City's parks. Please select the ones you frequent the most. 

Below, please rank your level of interest in volunteering for the following events in Carson City Parks

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* 13. Below, please rank your level of interest in volunteering for the following events in Carson City Parks

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Event set-up and teardown
Trash clean-Up
General weed removal
Tree pruning
Interpretive guides
Community gardens
Park projects (fence building, painting) 
What is your preferred activity in Carson City Parks & Open Spaces. Select all that apply

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* 14. What is your preferred activity in Carson City Parks & Open Spaces. Select all that apply

We fully recognize a citizen is providing us a service free of charge, while gratitude and appreciation are given freely in return, it is often not enough to maintain a solid volunteer base. In the space below, please tell us:

What incentives can we provide to keep volunteers motivated? If you are an avid volunteer, what has worked in the past with an organization you have volunteered for or worked with? 

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* 15. We fully recognize a citizen is providing us a service free of charge, while gratitude and appreciation are given freely in return, it is often not enough to maintain a solid volunteer base. In the space below, please tell us:

What incentives can we provide to keep volunteers motivated? If you are an avid volunteer, what has worked in the past with an organization you have volunteered for or worked with? 

Can we contact you about upcoming volunteer opportunities with the 
Carson City Parks, Recreation & Open Space? Please provide your name and email in the space below. (Optional)

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* 16. Can we contact you about upcoming volunteer opportunities with the 
Carson City Parks, Recreation & Open Space? Please provide your name and email in the space below. (Optional)

Want to know more about what's happening with the Parks, Recreation & Open Space department? Please like our
Facebook page-Carson City Parks, Recreation & Open Space AND follow us on Instagram @carson_city_parks 

Want to find out more about our amazing Parks, Recreation and Open Space? Visit the city's website- www.carson.org website and under Department, click on Parks, Recreation & Open Space.

Have any questions about the survey or want to partner with us? Please contact the Parks, Recreation and
Open Space Volunteer Coordinator:  

Chelsea Kincheloe
ckincheloe@carson.org 
(775) 283-7711
3303 Butti Way 
Bldg #9
Carson City, NV 
89701

The Parks, Recreation & Open Space department would like to extend their gratitude and thanks to you for taking part of this survey! 

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