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File #: 21-353    Name: Adopt proposed, updated County Parks Volunteer Program Handbook
Type: General Agenda Item Status: RMA Public Works - Consent
File created: 5/11/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/25/2021 Final action:
Title: a. Adopt the proposed, updated County Parks Volunteer Program Handbook; and b. Delegate and Authorize the Public Works, Facilities, & Parks Director, or designee, with the support of the Parks Commission, to make future updates to the Volunteer Program Handbook and related forms that do not involve major program or policy changes.
Attachments: 1. Board Report, 2. Attachment A-3/30/2004 Board Report, 3. Attachment B-Live-On Volunteer Handbook, March 2004, 4. Attachment C-Proposed County Parks Volunteer Handbook, 5. Completed Board Order Item No. 41
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Title
a. Adopt the proposed, updated County Parks Volunteer Program Handbook; and
b. Delegate and Authorize the Public Works, Facilities, & Parks Director, or designee, with the support of the Parks Commission, to make future updates to the Volunteer Program Handbook and related forms that do not involve major program or policy changes.
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RECOMMENDATION:
It is recommended that the Board of Supervisors:
a. Adopt the proposed, updated County Parks Volunteer Program Handbook; and
b. Delegate and Authorize the Public Works, Facilities, & Parks Director, or designee, with the support of the Parks Commission, to make future updates to the Volunteer Program Handbook and related forms that do not involve major program or policy changes.

SUMMARY/DISCUSSION:
On March 30, 2004, the Board of Supervisors approved the amended Live-On Volunteer Application and Letter of Understanding for the Monterey County Parks Department's Live-on Volunteer Program [Attachment A-03/30/2004 Board Report]. In December 2016, the County Parks Department was integrated into the Resource Management Agency. On September 6, 2018, RMA staff presented a report to the Parks Commission on a proposed, updated Volunteer Handbook. Additionally, on August 2, 2018 and September 5, 2019, staff presented a report to the Parks Commission on volunteer hours and services that illustrated how volunteers provide an essential component to the success of each park facility's operations.

The Department of Public Works, Facilities, & Parks (PWFP) conducted an extensive review of the County Parks Volunteer Program Handbook [Attachment B-2004 Live-On Volunteer Handbook, March 2004] and found it significantly outdated. A proposed, updated Volunteer Program Handbook (Handbook) is presented today for the Board of Supervisors' consideration and adoption. Due to the complete reorganization and update of the 2004 handbook, a comparison redlined was not produced.

The proposed, updated Handbook reflects recent...

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