Volunteer Application

The Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego invites you to make a difference in the community and your life by donating your time and efforts to the Garden. Volunteers are vital to the success of the Garden and are an integral part of the education program. They enable the Japanese Friendship Garden to thrive. Volunteer benefits are discounts on seminars and workshops, the volunteers' diner party, and more. There are many different opportunities available to participate involving varying degrees of hourly commitment.

Contact Info
Name: *
Address: *
Daytime Phone: *
Daytime Phone:
Evening Phone: *
Evening Phone:
Emergency Contact Name:
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Areas of Interest
Which volunteer opportunities below are you interested and do you think capable? (Please check all that apply)
Opportunies of Interest:
Please indicate the days you would be able to volunteer at the Garden. There are very rarely opportunities in the night time (after 6pm)
Skills and Interests
How did you hear about out volunteer program?:
Are you a member?:
Health Questions
Do you have physical limitations?:
Do you have severe allergies?:
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Have you ever been convicted or charged of a felony or misdemeanor?:
If yes, please describe details in full, including dates, details of offense(s) charged, jurisdiction, and disposition of case.
How did you learn about this volunteer opportunity?:
To help us improve our volunteer recruitment channels, please indicate how you learned about this volunteer opportunity
As an applicant for a volunteer position with the Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego, I realize that a thorough criminal background investigation is conducted to qualify me for volunteering. I have the right to be treated fairly and have my privacy respected. Volunteers will be given the opportunity to challenge the accuracy of information that the Japanese Friendship Garden receives. I understand that the Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego must verify my date of birth and social security number in order to conduct a criminal background investigation. The Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego may request that I show a valid photo ID and/or other identification information at the time of becoming a garden volunteer. Signature I certify with my digital signature, that the information contained in this application is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and agree to have any of the statements checked by the Japanese Garden unless I have indicated to the contrary. I understand that volunteer placement is a selection process and not all applicants are accepted into the program. I also understand that the Japanese Garden reserves the right to place volunteers in the area that staff feels is best suited to both their skills and the needs of the Japanese Garden. In consideration of my voluntarism, I agree to conform to the rules and standards of the Japanese Garden. I further agree that my volunteer position can be terminated at will, with or without notice, at any time, either at my will or at the will of the Japanese Garden. I agree that this constitutes an integrated agreement with the respect to the at-will nature of my volunteer relationship, that it is final and binding and that there are no oral or collateral agreements regarding the issue. Furthermore, this application does not constitute, in any way, that I am a paid employee of the Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego, nor its affiliates and I am solely a non-paid volunteer of the Japanese Garden by my own will and understanding. Nor does this document act as promise of future paid employment at the Japanese Garden. I have read and understand this document in its entirety and by signing below I agree to comply fully with all rules and regulations set forth by Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego. I also understand that the Japanese Garden reserves the right to change, modify, revoke, update this document and/or any rules, regulations, processes, procedures, etc. at any time and for any reason.
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