Registration for League Playground Build

Help us build a playground in Gettysburg, PA with Gettysburg Area Recreation Authority (GARA), Pennsylvania Municipal League, and Borough of Gettysburg!

Project Information

Who: A total of approximately 50 volunteers from the Pennsylvania Municipal League, the Borough of Gettysburg, and GARA! 
**Please note – All youth under the legal working age for this state will be welcome to participate in youth activities but will not be able to participate in building in the construction areas.
When: Thursday, October 3, 2019, 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Where: Rec Park, 545 Long Lane, Gettysburg, PA  17074
What’s Provided: Breakfast, lunch and plenty of water will be provided.  Gloves and other safety materials will be provided for the projects that need them.
What to Wear: The playground build will happen rain or shine.  Please come dressed for the weather in clothes you don’t mind getting dirty or a bit of paint/stain on.  Also closed-toe shoes are required; sneakers or work boots that you don’t mind getting dirty are advisable.
Build Day: Thursday, October 3, 2019 
50 volunteers from the Pennsylvania Municipal League, the Borough of Gettysburg, and the community are needed.

  • 7:30 AM – Team Leaders arrive
  • 8:00 AM – Volunteers arrive and register 
  • 8:30 AM – Brief kick-off ceremony
  • 2:30 PM – Ribbon-cutting ceremony

2019 Playground Build Volunteer Registration

  • Full NameAge 


This form must be signed by or on behalf of each volunteer who will participate in or otherwise be involved with the construction of Pennsylvania Municipal League, the Borough of Gettysburg, and Gettysburg Area Recreation Authority (GARA) Playground Build (the “Playground Build” or the “Project”), or will be on the construction site of the Playground Build, occurring on Thursday, October 3, 2019 in Gettysburg, PA. If you are unable to read this print, please speak with the person handling volunteer registration for assistance.        

The GARA project and activities will include the playground construction, side projects and play enhancement projects on and in the periphery of the playground construction site including, without limitation, building interiors at or near the site. The “playground construction site” is the physical space where the playground is being installed; the playground construction projects are any activities directly related to the installation and placement of the playground equipment, the mixing of concrete, and/or moving safety surfacing onto the playground site.   

Volunteers under age 18 (or under 19 in AL and NE) may not work on the “playground construction site”, as defined above. Volunteers under 18 but who meet this state’s minimum age for employment may work on the side projects, such as beautification and play enhancement projects, and other non-playground construction site projects and may help with preparation for the build day only if they have received and delivered GARA written approval from a parent or legal guardian for participation. Any children under state’s minimum age for employment will not be supervised by GARA in any way or be allowed to participate in playground or non-playground construction projects managed by GARA; however, GARA will work with the community partner to procure supplies for use by these children and to help them plan projects that are occurring on a site that is distinctly separated from the playground construction site. No children under this state’s legal working age should be on the playground construction site.         

I understand that I will be spending the day(s) as a volunteer for the Project and will be participating at my own risk. I acknowledge that my participation is voluntary and does not constitute a condition or requirement of employment. I further acknowledge that the Project will occur at a construction site and that the construction site will be a potentially dangerous place. I attest that I am physically fit and prepared for this event and these activities.   

I will not create an unsafe situation for other individuals or myself nor will I use any tool or engage in any task with which I am not completely comfortable. I will abide by all applicable federal, state and local laws, as well as the rules and directions of the sponsors and coordinators. If I see any situation that I feel is unsafe, I will immediately call it to the attention of GARA or a safety coordinator. If I bring any children or young adults with me to participate in the Project, I will be solely responsible for providing for their safety and will keep them under close supervision at all times. FOR EACH PARTICIPANT UNDER 18 (19 in AL and NE), THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN MUST FILL OUT A SEPARATE WAIVER. I understand that a volunteer may be at the Project to provide medical treatment in the event of an injury, and if necessary to assist in arranging transportation to medical facilities, but acknowledge that neither GARA nor any other of the Released Parties (as defined below) are in any way responsible for providing such medical volunteer or treatment.                                  

On behalf of myself, as well as my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, I hereby forever release, discharge, waive and agree to indemnify and hold harmless GARA, 

Pennsylvania Municipal League, the Borough of Gettysburg, and any additional sponsors of the Project, along with their respective officers, directors, agents, employees, contractors, successors and assigns, and any volunteers to whom I give my consent to provide medical treatment to me or to any children or young adults under my supervision (“Released Parties”), from and against any and all claims, demands, actions, causes of action, obligations, liabilities, suits, losses, damages, costs, expenses, and fees, including, without limitation, court costs and attorneys’ fees, of any and every nature of character, including, without limitation, for death, personal injury and/or loss of property, whether anticipated or unanticipated, directly or indirectly, whether caused, in whole or in part, by the sole or concurrent negligence or wrongdoings, strict liability or fault of the Released Parties or otherwise, arising out of or connected in any way with my participation in the Project or any side projects in connection with the Project.                                   

I acknowledge that I have read the foregoing paragraph and know and understand the full contents and effects of it.  IN RESPECT OF PROJECTS IN CALIFORNIA: I understand the full nature, extent, and import of Section 1542 of the California Civil Code and of the entire release stated in the foregoing paragraph.  Accordingly, I waive and relinquish, any and all rights or benefits that I may have under the provisions of Section 1542 of the California Civil Code, which reads as follows: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in its favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.”                                                                                                                                                       

I hereby grant GARA, Pennsylvania Municipal League and the Borough of Gettysburg full and complete permission to use my name and likeness, including any photographs, videography and interview footage and quotations from me obtained in connection with the Project (whether or not at the Project Build or otherwise) in legitimate promotions of the Project and to further the mission and vision of GARA, Pennsylvania Municipal League, and the Borough of Gettysburg in any and all media now known or hereinafter developed without restriction or compensation

I understand that I have given up substantial rights by signing this Waiver and have signed it freely and voluntarily without any inducement, assurance or guarantee being made to me and I INTEND MY SIGNATURE TO BE A COMPLETE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE of all liability of Released Parties to the greatest extent allowed by law.