Organization Policies

CITY OF VANCOUVER

 

VOLUNTEER (Age 19 and over) RELEASE OF LIABILITY, INDEMNITY & CONSENT

 

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VOLUNTEER ROLE

By clicking on “Save and Continue” or “Login and Continue” below, I hereby:

(a)        confirm that I wish to act as a volunteer for and under the direction of the City of Vancouver (the “City”) in the organization and/or carrying out of the program for which I am volunteering (the “Program”); and

(b)       accept that, in respect of my participation as a volunteer in the Program, I am not and will not become an employee or agent of the City and I am not and will not be entitled to any compensation or benefits of any kind.

VOLUNTEER DUTIES

By clicking “Save and Continue” or “Login and Continue” below, I hereby confirm my understanding that my duties are to:

(a)        actively participate in assigned volunteer engagements with the City under the oversight of City staff,

(b)       comply with all applicable City policies and procedures, and

(c)        carry out assigned functions as directed by my placement supervisor.

LIABILITY PROTECTION

The City’s Indemnification Bylaw ensures that volunteers providing service to the City are reimbursed for any claims against them arising out of the performance of their duties, provided the damages are not a result of dishonesty, gross negligence or wilful or malicious misconduct, or where the cause of action is libel or slander.

WAIVER AND CONSENT FOR USE OF PHOTOGRAPHY

By clicking “Save and Continue” or “Login and Continue” below and in consideration for being permitted to participate as a volunteer in the Program, I hereby:

(a)        waive any and all rights I may have now or in future to make or in any way advance directly or indirectly as against the City and/or any of its officials, officers, employees, agents, volunteers or boards, including, without limitation, the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, the Vancouver Police Board and the Vancouver Public Library Board and/or any of their directors, officials, officers, employees, agents any/or volunteers and/or any societies, associations and/or any other organizations associated or affiliated with the City or any of those Boards in any way in connection with the Program and any of their directors, officers, employees, agents and/or volunteers (all, collectively, the “City Group”), any complaints, claims, actions or suits of any kind arising from or in connection with: (i) my dishonesty, gross negligence or malicious or wilful misconduct; (ii) libel or slander of another person; or (iii) any act or omission of mine that is contrary to the orders of my Program supervisor;

(b)       release and forever discharge the City Group from any and all liability for any and all losses, damages, injuries, harm or expenses of any kind I may suffer, incur or experience in any way arising from or in connection with: (i) my dishonesty, gross negligence or malicious or wilful misconduct; (ii) libel or slander of another person; or (iii) any act or omission of mine that is contrary to the orders of my Program supervisor;  

(c)        will indemnify the City Group for and hold it harmless from any and all losses, injuries, damages or harm that it may suffer, incur or experience and will indemnify the City Group for and hold them harmless from any and all claims against them or any of them for any losses, injuries, damages, harm or expense suffered, incurred or experienced by anyone else arising from or in connection with: (i) my dishonesty, gross negligence or malicious or wilful misconduct; (ii) libel or slander; or (iii) any act or omission of mine that is contrary to the orders of my Program supervisor; and

(d)       grant to the City, without any further consideration of any kind to me, the unrestricted right to make photographs, film, video and/or digital or other recordings containing images of and/or sounds made by me in connection with my participation in the Program and the unrestricted right in perpetuity to keep, copy, use, publish, display and/or broadcast the resulting images of and/or sounds from me, in any way, at any time and by any means the City might choose, for the purpose of in any way publicizing and/or promoting the Program and/or the City.

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