Volunteers

Danville Parks and Recreation recognizes the importance of utilizing volunteers for program services. It is each division’s responsibility to recruit, screen, select, train and evaluate volunteers as well as place volunteers in the “field” or respective programs.

Prior to volunteering, interested parties (individuals or groups) are required to submit an applicable Volunteer Application (See Appendix 2.5.1A, 2.5.1B, 2.5.1C, 2.5.1D, 2.5.1F, 2.5.1G ). There should be an interview with the prospective Supervisor and applications should be signed by the Interviewer and submitted to their Division Director for approval and comments. Not all applicants are eligible to be a volunteer; however, volunteer skills and abilities must align with and meet the department’s needs. Volunteers are subject to criminal record background checks and/or drug testing. Volunteers may also be required to provide proof of recent T.B. screening. Appropriate waivers are required to be filled out by a prospective volunteer. All coaches are required to complete a Background Check Waiver (See Appendix 2.5.1E); in some instances, library volunteers will also be required to complete a background check.

Volunteers under 18 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian signature. Service hours for those less than 18 years of age shall follow the Child Labor Laws enforced by the Federal Government; refer to the Department of Labor at www.dol.gov. Any event open only to adults 21 and older requires all volunteers to be 21 or older as well.

Volunteers must dress appropriately for the job they are doing and must at all times be a positive representative of the City of Danville. Casual clothing is acceptable, but attire shall be neat and conservative.

The following is NOT acceptable attire:

  • Tank or halter tops, bare midriffs, sagging clothes below the waistline (pants, skirts, etc.), tight-fitting clothes, short skirts and/or shorts.
  • Clothing or other apparel that displays obscene, profane, derogatory, violent or gang-related messages, themes, designs or images.
  • Clothing or apparel that promotes illegal activities such as drugs, or messages displaying alcohol or tobacco products.
  • Inappropriate footwear including, but not limited to; flip-flops, bedroom slippers, and unfastened shoes.