How To Volunteer

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There are many ways to volunteer your time at Heartland Public Shooting Park.  You can choose to work with our youth programs, become a trained Range Safety Officer, help or chair one of our many shooting programs or choose to be one of many who help in all capacities with our special events.  No matter the level you want to be involved in, we can find a place for your to help out.  The outline and volunteer agreement below summarize our volunteer (consultant) programs and what we (and you) can expect.  If you would like further information or would like to volunteer, please contact the park at 308-385-5048 or hpsp@grand-island.com

Consultant Program
(Revised 1-1-10)

Heartland Public Shooting Park and the City Of Grand Island recognize that Volunteers are a vital resource in our continuing effort to enhance the public use of our park. Volunteers are used as Range Safety Officers (RSO) on rifle and handgun ranges, as support staff for park and charitable events, as educational instructors involved with Hunter Education and other educational programs, and as program coordinators/facilitators for our many shooting programs that include skeet, trap, sporting clays, cowboy action, action pistol, Action 3-Gun, youth programs and many others. By volunteering in one or more of these capacities, a person will qualify for several levels of benefits as outlined below.

Each volunteer position (RSO, Instructors, Program Facilitator, General/Others) will carry certain responsibilities and may require outside training to complete your commitment. This training will be provided through the park. Please inquire with Park Superintendent regarding these opportunities. In order to better facilitate our volunteer’s level of commitment, we are providing four levels of volunteerism. These levels are outlined below.

Volunteer RSO Requirements and Commitment: Requires completion of NRA RSO course, must provide a Nebraska Handgun Purchase Permit, must commit to 4 hours minimum of RSO Duties per month.
Volunteer RSO Benefits: include unlimited free use of Rifle/handgun ranges (1), and discounted fees for clay target ranges (2).
Volunteer Instructors Requirements and Commitment: Requires completion of appropriate certification courses dependent on area of instruction. Must volunteer a minimum of 40 hours per calendar year (may use other categories of volunteer hours to fulfill obligation).
Volunteer Instructor Benefits: include unlimited free use of Rifle/handgun ranges (3), and discounted fees for clay target ranges (2).
Volunteer Program Facilitator/Coordinator Requirement and Commitment: Does not include special training requirements. Requires 40 hours per year commitment to associated program (may use other categories of volunteer hours to fulfill obligation).
Volunteer Program Facilitator/Coordinator Benefits: include unlimited free use of Rifle/handgun ranges(3), and discounted fees for clay target ranges (2).
Volunteer General/Others Requirement and Commitment: Does not include special training requirements. Requires 40 (Option A) or 20 (Option B) hours per year commitment to general park programs (may use other categories of volunteer hours to fulfill obligation).
Volunteer General/Other Benefits: Option A includes unlimited free use of Rifle/handgun ranges (3), and discounted fees for clay target ranges (2). Option B includes use of all ranges at reduces rates (4).


Benefits Scale
(1) Free use of rifle and handgun recreational ranges anytime during hours of 8AM till 9PM.
(2) Discounts of $1.50 (Skeet/Trap), $2.00 (Five-Stand) and $3.00(Sporting Clays) per round.
(3) Free use of rifle and handgun recreational ranges during regular rifle/handgun range hours only.
(4) Option B reduced rates include 50% off rifle/handgun range daily fee and discounts of $0.75 (Skeet/Trap), $1.00 (Five-Stand) and $1.50(Sporting Clays) per round.
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Volunteer Expectations: Volunteers will be expected to fill out a log book which will be located at the registration desk. Information recorded in the log book will include date, nature of volunteerism and number of hours volunteered. You will also be asked to record dates and venue, where you are acting as a patron/shooter and not as a volunteer. You will record information into the log book each time you are at the park.
This log book will act as a ledger of your activities and volunteer commitment at HPSP.

Volunteer Period: This agreement will be valid for the remainder of the year in which you have agreed to volunteer. Hours needed to fulfill your obligation will be prorated dependent on your beginning month. Volunteers committing prior to July 1 will be responsible for 100% of the required hours. A commitment after July 1 will reflect a reduced commitment of 50% of the required hours.

Volunteer Agreement:
I agree to volunteer at Heartland Public Shooting Park (HPSP) in the following capacity (RSO; Instructor; Program Coordinator, General) for the upcoming year of ________. I agree to the terms and conditions of this volunteer agreement and fully understand that a failure to honor this commitment will result in my obligation to fiscal restitution as outlined below. Completion of this commitment, either by hours contributed or with fiscal restitution, must be made to qualify for participation in the HPSP consultant program in succeeding years.

Name:_____________________________________________________

Address:___________________________________________________

City:________________________________State:_______Zip:_______

Home Phone:_________________Cell/Work Phone:________________

Email Address:______________________________________________

Signature:__________________________________Date:____________

Restitution: Along with loss of volunteer benefits, the following restitution will be assessed to our volunteers for non-completion of their commitment to the park:
Payment of $1.50 per round of trap/skeet, $2.00 per round of five-stand and $ 3.00 per round of sporting clays for each round shot and $10 per visit to the handgun/rifle range, in the calendar year you volunteered for.