All minor volunteers must complete a Volunteer Release and Waiver that is also signed by their legal parent or guardian. Minors are encouraged to participate in many of our volunteer events and projects except for long-term volunteer commitments such as Trail Watch or Visitor Center Hosts due to the Live Scan requirement (minors may not be Live Scanned.) We highly recommend minors participate in our annual events such as Park Beautification Days, Creek Clean Up events, large public special events and the like.
Minors 13 and under are required to have a legal parent, guardian, or chaperone present with them always while volunteering in County Parks. The minor will need to have on file a Waiver Form signed by a legal parent or guardian.
Minors 14 and over are encouraged to create their own profile in Samaritan to have a place where they can track their service hours to use for school and/or job requirements. Minors under the age of 13 must first have their parent contact the volunteer program office before creating an online account in Samaritan due to requirements within the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).