Volunteer Agreement and Waiver and Release of Liability
I desire to volunteer to perform assigned duties for the NeighborWorks® Sacramento (“Organization”), without compensation. In consideration for allowing me to participate as a volunteer, I agree as follows:
Volunteer Status: I understand and acknowledge that I am engaging in this activity as a volunteer and not as an employee, agent, official, officer, or representative of the NeighborWorks® Sacramento. I further acknowledge that I may not be entitled to any compensation, benefit, or insurance coverage from the Organization. I understand and acknowledge that the Organization can terminate my status as a volunteer for the Organization at any time and for any reason.
Risk: I hereby expressly and specifically assume the risk of injury or harm in any activities performed and release the Organization from all liability for injury, illness, death, or property damage.
Mental and Physical Fitness: I am not aware of any physical, mental, or other health limitation that would prevent me from safely participating. I understand that it is my responsibility to consult with a physician prior to and regarding my participation in this program that may require physical activity. I represent and warrant that I am physically fit, and I have no medical condition that would prevent my full participation. In consideration for being allowed to participate, I assume all risks, foreseen or unforeseen, in connection with an event of any harm, injury, or damage I incur as a participant. I assume the responsibility of mental and physical fitness to safely participate in the assignment and agree to abide by all rules and requirements of the program. I will perform only those tasks assigned to me, observe all safety rules, and use care in the performing my assignments. I will not attempt to do work that I do not understand, that is beyond my training, or that is beyond my physical capabilities, nor will I use unfamiliar or unsafe tools. I acknowledge that I have received appropriate instruction regarding an event, including appropriate safety and emergency procedures, and I fully understand those instructions. I will not participate if I am under the influence of alcohol or any drug that could impair my physical or mental abilities.
Liability of the Organization: Notwithstanding any other provision of this agreement, in no event shall the Organization be liable, regardless of whether any claim is based on contract or tort, for any special, consequential, indirect or incidental damages, including, but not limited to, lost profits, arising out of or in connection with this agreement or the services performed in connection with this agreement.
Confidentiality: In the course of my service I may learn of, be told, or be asked to relay information of a private, confidential, or privileged nature. I will not, under any circumstance disclose private, confidential, or privileged information unless explicitly directed by the designated managing supervisor with express authority to give such direction. I agree not to take or post any photos of a sensitive and/or private matter for personal use or for sharing on social media without express permission from the designated managing supervisor. I also understand that a background check may be required to volunteer in certain areas.
Injury: I release the Organization from any claim that may arise as a result of any first aid treatment or other medical services that I receive in connection with my service as a volunteer with the Organization. If I am injured during an event, I authorize any physician licensed in California to provide the emergency treatment he or she believes, in his or her sole judgment is necessary. I also fully understand that the Organization does not assume any responsibility for or have any obligation to provide financial assistance or other assistance, including but not limited to medical, health or disability insurance, in an event of injury, illness, death or property damage. Notwithstanding any other provision of this agreement, in no event shall the Organization be liable, regardless of whether any claim is based on contract or tort, for any special, consequential, indirect or incidental damages, including, but not limited to, lost profits, arising out of or in connection with this agreement or the services performed in connection with this agreement.
Photos: I agree to allow my image “or likeness” to be used in published materials and web sites that promote the Organization’s Programs. I grant the Organization all right, title, and interest in any and all photographic images, video or audio recordings and other replications or documentation of my person or voice made by the Organization during my volunteer work with the Organization, including, but not limited to, any royalties, proceeds, or other benefits that are derived from such photographs or recordings.
Loss, Theft and Damage: I shall assume all risk of loss, theft, or damage to any of my personal property, equipment, or supplies arising from or connected with services I perform for the Organization. I am over the age of eighteen and legally competent to sign this liability release or I have acquired the written consent of my parent or guardian. I understand that the terms herein are contractual and not a mere recital, this instrument is legally binding, and I have signed this document of my own free act.
I have read the volunteer responsibilities above and understand that as a volunteer I will adhere to them and act in a respectful manner while representing the Organization.