Court-Referred Community Service Form

We accept Court-Referred Community Service volunteers giving 40 hours minimum time; exceptions made for returning volunteers. Days available for work at the arboretum are Tuesday through Fridays with no after business hours weekdays and no weekends.

Orientations for new Court-Referred Community Service volunteers are held twice monthly in the Frances Plecker Education Center. One Orientation is on the second Tuesday of every month at 3:00 p.m. Another Orientation is available the last Wednesday of every month at 10:30 in the morning. Orientation attendance is necessary before volunteering may begin. Don't forget to mark your calendar!

If court deadline prevents timely completion of 40 or more hours after the next soonest orientation date, please find another agency accepting Court-Referred Community Service volunteers.

Scheduling notice:

If you are unable to work a scheduled 8:00 am shift, send an email to Lisa Bauer, by 6:00 am the date of the scheduled 8:00 am shift.

If you are unable to work a scheduled 10:30 am or 1:00 pm shift, phone (540) 568-3194 a half hour in advance (minimum) of shift time and date.

Without timely absence notice by email or phone, volunteers who are no-shows to two work shifts will be released. The arboretum staff thanks you for your professional absence notice courtesy!

Have you done community service at the arboretum before?
Do you have landscaping experience?

Select the orientation you would like to attend:

Please mark your calendar to attend.

Shifts start at 8:00 AM, 10:30 AM, and 1:00 PM, business weekdays, Tuesday through Friday. Please select the shifts you will attend, and for which days. No weekends or after-business-hours shifts are available. Each shift signed up for must be worked a minimum of 2 hours.

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I confirm by submitting this web form, that I do not have on my record felony distribution of drugs or violent offense and am not currently facing felony charges for either distribution or violent offense. And I agree by submitting this web form, that I understand that participation in this activity is entirely voluntary. By registering online I agree for the duration of volunteering, to assume all risks whether known or unknown. I understand that activities in natural areas may involve certain physical hazards, including but not limited to the lack of immediate medical services due to remote location. I consent by signing this form to hold harmless JMU and any of its agents, officers and agents and the EJC Arboretum in consideration of being allowed to participate as a Court Referred volunteer. I understand that JMU cannot undertake financial responsibility for me or my personal property in the event I am injured or my personal property is damaged or lost while volunteering. I hereby verify I will not make a claim upon JMU or the EJC Arboretum for any injuries or damages to person or property. I hereby verify that I have no known medical condition which would impair my ability to participate as a landscape volunteer. I further authorize and grant permission to treat to first responder(s) to save life, limb, or physical well-being, should medical treatment be necessary and authorization be required, should I be incapacitated during the activity.
I have read the aforementioned terms and conditions regarding Court-Referred Community Service.

Please click the checkbox below and complete the steps on the pop-up that appears. When the green check mark appears, you can submit the form. We know it is a little bit annoying, but it helps to prevent Spam emails. Thanks for your cooperation!

Grounds open free to the public, dawn to dusk, 365 days a year.
The Arboretum offices in the Frances Plecker Ed Center are open weekdays. Calls and emails are answered from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, except holidays. Check the website calendar for holiday closings.

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Edith J. Carrier Arboretum and Botanical Gardens at James Madison University
(540) 568-3194, fax (540) 568-5115
780 University Blvd, MSC 3705
Harrisonburg, VA 22807