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If you like being outside and getting some fresh air and exercise then you will definitely want to sign up for service opportunities with Yard Assist.  Have a volunteer team?  Complete the form below and tell us more about how you would like to get involved.   


    Thank you for your interest in volunteering with KEYSTONE COMMUNITY SERVICES (aka KEYSTONE). Here is the Application, the Media Release and Release of Liability Waiver. Volunteers must be at least 18 to participate.





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    Volunteer opportunities are dependent on the unique needs of the people we serve; however, the most common areas are yard care, exterior cleaning, minor painting and handy person projects. Service times are up to 2 hours each with no maximum per year. KEYSTONE COMMUNITY SERVICES(aka KEYSTONE)currently serves in specific Cuyahoga County cities.

    We appreciate you taking the time to complete the application and are looking forward to you joining our volunteer team. To ensure that we have a mutual understanding of the general expectations of being a volunteer, the following information is being provided in advance. Your signature confirms that you have read, understand and agree. Please contact us with questions.

    As a volunteer of KEYSTONE COMMUNITY SERVICES, I understand and acknowledge that the purpose of of volunteering is to assist homeowners who are unable to complete general home and property maintenance tasks on their own most often due to physical challenges and/or health issues. This typically will include people with disabilities and older adults. I agree to only complete services that are assigned in advance and I have the right to decline at any point. I agree not to solicit the people we serve for business or personal gain and that there will be no exchange of money or gifts between myself and any person we serve. I understand that all information pertaining to the people we serve(aka members/clients) (current, former or potential) is strictly confidential and agree to hold in confidence any information about them, which comes to my knowledge during my association with KEYSTONE. I agree not to solicit confidential information from clients or other volunteers.
    I understand that due to providing services to the elderly, and/or people with disabilities I may be required to participate in a background screening including a fingerprint scan for a BCI/FBI background check and that for any volunteer who will be entering a the home, or providing certain administrative duties, a background check is required. KEYSTONE uses a third party to complete the background check; information received is for internal purposes only and is not shared with members, other volunteers or for any purposes not related to my volunteering.
    I agree to comply with KEYSTONE guidelines, processes and procedures during the duration of my volunteer service. I understand and agree that either party may terminate this volunteer relationship at any time and that submitting this application does not imply a guarantee to volunteer or approval by KEYSTONE for me to be a volunteer. This application and terms outlined has no expiration date and remains in effect during and after my role as a volunteer or until a new application issued is required. This signed application replaces any previously signed applications.
    I grant permission to KeyStone Community Services and its agents or employees to use photographs and/or video and audio taken of me. These images may be used in educational and documentary materials such as Public Service Announcements, Grant Applications, Video Documentaries and both printed and online newsletters. Furthermore, I authorize the use of my image, likeness, and voice for all program promotion, materials, and any other purposes in connection with the program deemed appropriate and necessary by KeyStone Community Services.
    I hereby agree to release, defend, and hold harmless KeyStone Community Services, and its agents or employees, including any firm publishing and/or distributing the finished product in whole or in part, whether on paper, via electronic media, or on Web sites, from any claim, damages, or liability arising from or related to the use of the photographs/video, including but not limited to any misuse, distortion, blurring, alteration, optical illusion, or use in composite form, either intentionally or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in taking, processing, reduction, or production of the finished product, its publication, or distribution.
    This release has no expiration date and remains in effect during and after my role as a volunteer or until a new release issued by KeyStone Community Services is required to be signed. This signed release replaces any previously signed releases. I am at least (18) years of age and fully competent to sign this release on my own behalf.


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      Yes. Volunteers must be at least 18.

      Yard Assist is the program where volunteers are needed the most.  The services we provide are not professional.  All skill levels are welcome and typical volunteer time at each site is up to 2 hours.

      It is helpful to bring your own tools, however KeyStone can provide some tools for volunteers who do not have them on the day of the volunteer service.  Common manual tools include clippers, shears, rakes, loppers etc.  Volunteers are permitted to bring their own power tools but should review what they are ahead of time to ensure they are appropriate.

      SAFETY FIRST  We ask that all volunteers be prepared to use PPE such as safety goggles, ear protection and other recommended gear specific to the tool being used and the activity.  OSHA provides guidance and helpful resources on the hazards of yard work and solutions. Click Here   Appropriate clothing based on the project and any tools being used is always important.  Volunteers are not permitted to use the homeowner’s tools because we do not know the tool and any potential safety issues it may have.

      For handyperson projects, volunteers should have their own tools.


      *The information provided is not intended to replace or substitute any professional, financial, medical or legal advice.  All information found on this website is for general informational purposes only.  KeyStone Community Services is a nonprofit (501c3) organization.
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