Youth Volunteer Application

Required Volunteer Information

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Ceres Community Project! In order to volunteer, you must be at least 14 years of age and  in 8th grade or higher. You must be able to commit at least 2.5 to 3 hours per week for three months. If you are 18 or older, you can use this application or you can also feel free to use our online adult application.

About This Application
  • Page 1 requests required information about the youth volunteer.
  • Page 2 requests information about the volunteer's parent or guardian, and collects medical information in case of emergency. 
  • Page 3 is a liability release that should be read and confirmed by the parent or guardian.
  • Page 4 is a media release that should be read and confirmed by the parent or guardian.
  • At the end of the  form, we will request an e-signature. If you are under 18 years of age, the e-signature should be completed by your parent or guardian. 
Youth Contact Information

From time to time, we might want to send you text about your upcoming shifts, or about other opportunities and events with Ceres. Do you want to receive texts from us? Some things for you to know:
  • Standard message rates apply.
  • You can expect to receive 1-5 texts per month.
  • This will allow us to text you updates and reminders about your shift, as well as keep you in the loop about upcoming volunteer events and opportunities.
  • You can always opt out by texting STOP back to us.
We only work with volunteers in California at this time.
Demographic Info
This information is confidential. Our funders are interested in knowing the demographics of our volunteers. Participation is optional and will be used to describe our volunteers as a group and not individually. Thank you for your assistance. 
 Please check any that may apply:
We want to know what to call you. For example, she/her, he/him, they/them.
Volunteering Information
If your school is not on this list, please select Other/School Not Listed Here and type the name of the school in the box that appears below.
If your school is not on this list, please select Other/School Not Listed Here and type the name of the school in the box that appears below.
Youth Contract with Ceres Community Project

How did you hear about Ceres?

Parent Info and Emergency Medical Release

This information is required for participation in Ceres Community Project. Please complete each section thoroughly. We will ask for your signature at the end of the application
Parent/Guardian #1 (Will receive youth's schedule)
New Address
We only work with volunteers in California at this time.
Same Address
We only work with volunteers in California at this time.
Parent/Guardian #2 Contact Info
New Address
We only work with volunteers in California at this time.
Same Address
We only work with volunteers in California at this time.
We just want to know if we need to alert you when handling or preparing certain food items.
Youth's Physician and Alternate Emergency Contact

Release From Liability

1. I agree to work for Ceres Community Project as a volunteer.

2. As a volunteer, I understand that I control the dates and times when I do the work and that Ceres Community Project is not responsible for scheduling my volunteer work. I also understand that I will not be compensated for any time spent volunteering, nor am I entitled to benefits, including employment insurance benefits upon the termination of this agreement or as a result of this service.

3. I am aware that participation as a volunteer may require periods of standing, lifting and carrying objects up to 40 pounds, and will require the exercise of reasonable care to avoid injury. I am voluntarily participating in this activity with knowledge of the hazards and potential dangers involved, and agree to accept any and all risks of personal injury and property damage.

As consideration for volunteering for Ceres Community Project, I hereby agree that I, and my assignees, heirs, guardians, and legal representatives, will not make a claim against or sue Ceres Community Project or its employees, agents, or contractors for injury damage resulting from the negligence, whether active or passive, or other acts, however caused by any of its officers, employees, agents, or contractors of Ceres Community Project as a result of my volunteering. I HEREBY RELEASE AND DISCHARGE Ceres Community Project AND ITS OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND CONTRACTORS FROM ALL ACTIONS, CLAIMS, OR DEMANDS THAT I, MY HEIRS, GUARDIANS, AND LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES NOW HAVE, OR MAY HAVE IN THE FUTURE, FOR INJURY OR DAMAGE RESULTING FROM MY PARTICIPATION IN THE PROJECT.

I UNDERSTAND THAT IF I AM INJURED IN THE COURSE OF THE PROJECT, I AM NOT COVERED BY Ceres Community Project’s WORKER’S COMPENSATION PROGRAM. I authorize Ceres Community Project to seek emergency medical treatment on my behalf in case of injury, accident, or illness to me arising from my involvement as a volunteer. I understand that I will be responsible for medical costs incurred by such accident, illness or injury. 

I understand that the materials and tools provided by Ceres Community Project are and remain the property of Ceres Community project, and I agree to return these tools and any remaining materials to Ceres Community Project at the end of my volunteer service.

I HAVE CAREFULLY READ THIS AGREEMENT AND FULLY UNDERSTAND IT’S CONTENTS. I AM AWARE THAT THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY, AND SIGN IT OF MY OWN FREE WILL. (If the youth volunteer is under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian must read the release. This release, it's significance, and assumption of risk have been explained to and are understood by the minor.)

Media Release

As a non-profit social benefit organization Ceres Community Project depends on donations from individuals, businesses, organizations and foundations to support our work. Sharing stories about our programs and their impact is vital to our ability to raise funds. We ask for your partnership in this effort by signing the photo release.

Video, Photographic, Internet Release Agreement

The undersigned enters into this agreement with Ceres Community Project. I have been informed and understand that Ceres Community project may wish to use my own and/or my child’s first name, likeness, and speech in its printed and/or electronic communication materials (brochures, videos, website, social media, etc.)

I grant Ceres Community Project and its designees the right to use such images and information. This grant includes the right to edit, mix, or duplicate and to use or re-use the images in whole or in part and in any manner as Ceres Community Project in its sole discretion may elect. Ceres Community Project or it’s designee shall have complete ownership of the images and any printed material, video programs, web content (i.e. material accessible over the internet) in which the images may appear.

I also grant the right to broadcast, exhibit, and otherwise distribute images as well as printed materials, video programs and/or web content in either whole or in part, and either alone or with other products.

I confirm that I have the right to enter into this agreement; that I am not restricted by any other commitments to third parties; and that Ceres Community Project has no financial commitment or obligations to me as a result of this agreement.

I hereby give clearances, copyright and otherwise, for the use of such images, and I expressly release Ceres Community Project and its officers, employees, agents and designees from any and all claims known or unknown arising in any way connected with the above uses and representations. The rights granted Ceres Community Project herein are perpetual. I hereby acknowledge receipt of reasonable and fair consideration.

This release will supersede any previous releases on file.

Please click "Submit" to review your answers and sign the form. Once you have signed the form, please do not close the window until you receive a confirmation message--it can take a few seconds to process your responses.