WCGHS Acknowledgement and Confidentiality Pledge
WCGHS Volunteer Waiver
I desire to work as a volunteer for West Columbia Gorge Humane Society (“WCGHS”) and engage in the activities related to being a volunteer at one of the WCGHS facilities. I hereby voluntarily execute this Volunteer Waiver under the following terms:
I, the Volunteer, release and hold harmless WCGHS and its successors and assigns from any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, which arise or may hereafter arise from my volunteer work with WCGHS.
I understand this Waiver discharges WCGHS from any liability or claim I, the Volunteer, may have against WCGHS with respect to bodily injury, personal injury, illness, death, or property damage, which may result from my participation at a WCGHS facility, WCGHS event or WCGHS partner facility. I also fully understand WCGHS does not assume any responsibility for or obligation to provide financial assistance or other assistance, including but not limited to medical, health or disability insurance, in the event of injury, illness, death or property damage, I may suffer as a volunteer.
I, the Volunteer, understand I expressly waive any such claim for compensation or liability on the part of WCGHS beyond what may be offered freely by the representative of WCGHS in the event of such injury or medical expense.
I hereby release WCGHS from any claim whatsoever which arises or may arise in the future on account of any first aid treatment or other medical services received in connection with an emergency during my time with WCGHS.
I understand my time with WCGHS may include various activities, including but not limited to handling and caring for animals being housed or kept at a WCGHS facility, which may be hazardous to me. I hereby expressly and specifically assume the risk of injury or harm in these activities and release WCGHS from all liability for injury, illness, death, or property damage resulting from my activities with WCGHS.
I expressly agree this Waiver is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of Washington, and this Waiver shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington. I agree in the event any clause or provision of this Waiver shall be held to be invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such clause or provision shall not otherwise affect the remaining provisions of this Waiver which shall continue to be enforceable.
I agree WCGHS may present this Waiver in any court of competent jurisdiction in opposition of any claim I, the Volunteer, may make against WCGHS, its employees, officers, or directors.
COVID-19 ASSUMPTION OF RISK. I expressly affirm I am aware of any public health directives recommending social isolation and distancing in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. I affirm and attest I am not currently or have not exhibited within the last 72-hours COVID-19 related symptoms, such as sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, and/or fever, nor have I been exposed to individuals exhibiting the same. I am further aware and affirm WCGHS cannot prevent the possibility of exposure to COVID-19 at its facilities. I am aware and affirm that volunteering at WCGHS involves risk of exposure from staff and
other volunteers serving at WCGHS. I am expressly aware of and affirm the potential health risks that may occur if I am exposed to COVID-19, up to and including death, and that my exposure brings with it the possibility of my exposing others, including members of my household or other communities. I acknowledge and am aware of CDC and other public health recommendations concerning risks COVID-19 exposure presents to individuals in certain age groups and/or with high risk health conditions. I affirm this Waiver, in its entirety, includes any and all liability or claim I, the volunteer may have against WCGHS, with respect to any exposure I may have to COVID-19 as a volunteer.