Volunteer Application


I declare that the information provided here is accurate to the best of my knowledge. I know of no reason why I should not participate as a volunteer at McCormick Research Institute.

Check the areas in which you are interested in helping.

Each volunteer will be required to sign a hardcopy of this photo release form.

consent to and authorize the use and reproduction by McCormick Research Institute of any and all photographs and any other audio/visual materials taken of me for promotional material, educational activities, exhibitions, or for any other use for the benefit of the program.

I authorize McCormick Research Institute to receive information from any law enforcement agency, including police and sheriff departments of this state or any other state or federal government to the extent permitted by state and federal law, pertaining to any convictions I may have had for violations of state or federal criminal laws, including but not limited to convictions for crimes committed upon children.


I understand that such access is for the purpose of considering my application as a volunteer, and I expressly DO NOT authorize McCormick Research Institute, its directors, officers, employees, or other volunteers to disseminate this information in any way to any other individual, group, agency, organization, or corporation.

All volunteers will be required to sign a hardcopy of our Confidentiality Agreement.


I understand that all information (written and verbal) about participants in this PATH center is confidential and will not be shared with anyone without the express written consent of the participant and their parent/guardian in the case of a minor.

In the event of an emergency, please contact the following people. If the first contact cannot be reached, the second will then be tried.


If emergency medical aid/treatment is required due to illness or injury during the process of receiving services or while being on McCormick Research Institute's property, I authorize McCormick Research Institute to:

  1. Secure and retain medical treatment and transportation if needed.
  2. Release volunteer records upon request to the authorized individual or agency involved in the medical emergency treatment.

This authorization includes x-ray, surgery, hospitalization, medication, and any treatment procedure deemed "life-saving" by the physician. This provision will only be invoked if the person(s) above are unable to be reached.

All volunteers will be required to sign a hardcopy of our Liability Release form.

Participant with parent or legal guardian’s consent hereby desires to engage in the following equine activity, to wit: HEAVENLY HOOVES/MCCORMICK RESEARCH INSTITUTE, located in Osceola County, Florida. For and in consideration of the above activities and services; receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, Participant/Participant’s parent/legal guardian hereby does forever and finally release, remise, acquit, satisfy, and forever discharge Osceola County (Florida) and all related entities including Osceola County Board of Commissioners, and all of their past, present and future partners, owners, directors, officers, shareholders, representatives, agents, and employees, and all of their respective successors and assigns, individually and in their official capacities (collectively, "Released Parties") and Heavenly Hooves, Inc., (dba McCormick Research Institute) a Florida Corporation and all related entities; officers, directors, agents, sponsors and employees of and from all manner of action and actions; cause and causes of action, suit, debts, dues, sums of money, bonds, billings, contracts, controversies, agreements, promises, damages, variances, judgments, executions, claims, and demands whatsoever, in law or in equity, which may arise or might in the future arise, herein after may arise for or against the equine activity sponsor for the activities stated above. This document is meant to be a full and complete release from any and all liability that may arise from participating in the above described equine activity, or from any activity the participant may engage on the equine activity sponsor’s and Osceola County property in preparation for the above described equine activity. This release is given freely and voluntarily by the parent/legal guardian of participant and is meant to remain in existence throughout the period prior to and throughout the duration of the equine activity.



Under Florida law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for any injury to, or the death of, a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities. FLORIDA STATE STATUTECHAPTER 773.



This release and indemnity has been carefully and fully read by the undersigned, and the undersigned fully understands its terms and conditions, and has voluntarily executed and delivered this release of indemnity as of this date:

I have read the above release and indemnity in full, and I consent and agree with the terms set forth. I fully understand its terms and conditions, and I hereby voluntarily execute and deliver this release and indemnity and consent to this volunteer's participation in the activities. I further agree to be fully bound by the terms and conditions of the Release and Indemnity in both my individual capacity and in my capacity as parent/legal guardian for the individual as indicated above.  

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