Volunteer Work Party Safety Procedures

Photo by Charles Espy

For the safety of our volunteers and staff members, we’ve developed a number of safety procedures we will all follow to limit the spread of Covid-19 while working together out on the land. Additionally, we’ll be keeping an eye on current health guidelines and adjusting these procedures as necessary.

Please be aware that these procedures may change as the health guidelines are updated by Jefferson County and/or Washington state.

When volunteering, you’ll agree to:

  • register for work parties in advance so that we’re able to keep the number of people at or under the current health guidelines limit
  • maintain a 6 ft distance from other volunteers and preserve visitors
  • bring your own water and snacks
  • follow current Covid-19 public safety guidelines, including wearing face coverings as applicable
  • bring personal work gloves (although clean gloves will be available if needed)
  • stay home if you are feeling sick
  • not share tools or any other items touched by other people
  • alert Jefferson Land Trust if you test positive for Covid-19 after attending a work party
  • allow Jefferson Land Trust to share your contact information for the purposes of contact tracing if we learn that any work party attendees have tested positive for Covid-19

For everyone’s safety, observance of these safety procedures will be mandatory. We cannot offer carpooling opportunities at this time and do not encourage any other carpooling outside of the household unit.

While we’re out on the land, the Land Trust will:

  • provide tools that haven’t been used in at least three (3) days
  • make hand sanitizer available

By registering for a volunteer work party, I confirm:

  • that I have read the safety protocols described above, and agree to adhere to them, and
  • that I participate in this group activity at my own risk and that Jefferson Land Trust cannot be held responsible for any illness or injury that results.