District Of Columbia
Have you served in a ministry event before?
If "yes," please tell us about it:
In what ways do you currently serve in your church, school, or community?
Volunteer Motivation, Goals, and Gifts
Please explain why you would like to volunteer for our Legacy Retreat® ministry opportunity, what personal goals you have for this retreat, and what spiritual gifts and talents you have that you believe will bless the families we will be serving.
Please read our statement of faith (below) and share your response to it
Inheritance of Hope is a faith-based organization serving under the core beliefs of the Christian faith while welcoming families of all faiths and backgrounds. Our beliefs are outlined as follows: • We believe that true hope in the midst of a crisis like that of a parent’s terminal illness can only be found in the promise of eternal life found in repentance and acceptance of the gift of Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection. This is our eternal legacy. • We believe that Legacy Retreat® activities for families should promote hope and joy in the promises of Jesus Christ. • We believe that a Legacy Retreat® should not be a clinical environment for evaluation or counseling, but instead be a place of fun, fellowship, and learning about leaving a legacy for children living with a terminally ill parent. • We believe that counselors and volunteers should comfort, encourage, and serve family members in the love of Jesus Christ.
Emotional Strengths and Weaknesses
The role of volunteering with IoH is a rich and rewarding experience that can be stressful and emotionally demanding. Can you identify and give an example of your emotional strengths and weaknesses?
Physical Strengths and Weaknesses
Can you identify and give an example of your physical strengths and weaknesses?
How will you be present?
The volunteer role is truly one of presence; are you willing and comfortable to unplug from your phone for hours at a time? How would you actively engage while serving your family or serving in a children’s group?
Emergency Contact Name
Needs to be someone who is not attending the Legacy Retreat
Emergency Contact Relationship
Emergency Contact Email
Emergency Contact Number
Personal Reference Name
Please share one reference outside of Inheritance of Hope who is a leader in your church.
Personal Reference Position and Organization
Personal Reference Email
Personal Reference Phone Number
I/we consent to providing my/our electronic signature.
a. I understand that participation in an Inheritance of Hope Legacy Retreat® is purely voluntary.
b. On behalf of myself and all the Participants listed on this form, their heirs, personal representatives, guardians, successors, and assigns, I hereby unconditionally, irrevocably, and absolutely release, discharge, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Inheritance of Hope, its directors, officers, employees, volunteers, agents, representatives, successors, and assigns, and any parent organizations, affiliates or subsidiaries, from any and all loss, liability, claims, demands, causes of action, costs or expenses (including attorneys’ fees), damages or suits of any type, whether in law and/or in equity, related directly or indirectly, or in any way connected with the Participants’ participation in the Inheritance of Hope Legacy Retreat®.
c. I understand, recognize, and agree that there are dangers, hazards, and risks associated with participation in the Legacy Retreat®. I understand that participation in the Legacy Retreat® may result in injury, property damage, interaction with persons having potentially communicable diseases, and/or death. I acknowledge that I understand and have fully considered the dangers, hazards, and risks associated with the Legacy Retreat® and voluntarily assume the risks associated with participation in the Legacy Retreat®. I hereby unconditionally, irrevocably, and absolutely release, discharge, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Inheritance of Hope, its directors, officers, employees, volunteers, agents, representatives, successors, and assigns, and any parent organizations, affiliates or subsidiaries, from any and all loss, liability, claims, demands, causes of action, costs or expenses (including attorneys’ fees), damages or suits of any type, whether in law and/or in equity, in the event of injury, property damage, disease, and/or death related directly or indirectly, or in any way connected with the Participants’ participation in the Inheritance of Hope Legacy Retreat®.
d. By my/our signature(s) set forth below, I/we authorize Inheritance of Hope to photograph, film, and/or electronically record interviews with me/us in such a manner as they choose. I further give permission and consent that any such photographs, films, and/or electronically recorded interviews may be published and used by Inheritance of Hope and its agents to illustrate and promote the Legacy Retreat® experience and Inheritance of Hope.
e. I agree that this Agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the law of the State of North Carolina and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect. Any claims against Inheritance of Hope arising from or related to this Agreement or the Legacy Retreat® must be submitted to binding arbitration in accordance with the applicable rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any arbitration shall be sited in Transylvania County, North Carolina.
By checking the above box and electronically signing and dating below, I/we hereby warrant that I/we have read the foregoing Release and executed it freely and voluntarily.
Give your legally effective electronic signature by typing your full legal name and entering the date below
Required if applicant is under the age of 18
Parent/Guardian Signature Date
Required if applicant is under the age of 18
Do you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions?
Please complete the following information to help us prepare the most comfortable and enjoyable retreat for you and our families.
If "yes," please explain:
Special Needs Experience
Do you have any training and/or experience in working with people who have special needs: autism, Asperger's, ADHD, hearing impairment, vision impairment, etc.?
If "yes," please describe briefly:
Do you have any non-English language abilities?
If "yes," please describe briefly
How did you hear about Inheritance of Hope?
Local Media or Organizations
We have found that your community is interested in supporting you. If willing, please list local media or other community outlets so that we can ensure their awareness of your Legacy Retreat® participation.
Think of newspapers, TV stations, radio stations, church, work, school communities, or alumni organizations/clubs