Volunteer Agreement

As a Volunteer with Bissell Centre I agree to:

Be guided by Bissell Centre’s mission:

  • Accept duties which I am capable of handling and perform them to the best of my ability
  • Adhere to Bissell Centre’s guidelines and procedures regarding the recording of volunteer hours as well as all other policies and procedures
  • Follow all policies and procedures outlined in the Volunteer Handbook, including Bissell Centre’s Vaccination Policy
  • Meet time and duty requirements and inform my supervisor if I am unable to meet my volunteer commitment.
  • Work as a team member with staff and my fellow volunteers
  • Communicate any specific issues or concerns to my supervisor or the Community Engagement Coordinator

Confidentiality

I understand that as a volunteer of Bissell Centre that I may be privy to confidential information, recorded and unrecorded, pertaining to the internal affairs and activities of Bissell Centre. As inappropriate distribution of such information may adversely affect the welfare of the agency and clients of the agency, I agree that:

I will protect the confidentiality and ethics of all professionally acquired information.
I will disclose such information only when properly authorized or obligated legally or professionally to do so.

Photo Release

I grant Bissell Centre, its representatives, employees, and corporate partners permission to take photographs of me for the purpose of promoting Bissell Centre. 

I authorize the above to use, copyright, publish and otherwise distribute for publication, these photographs in print and/or electronic form for the public to view. I understand that the photos may be used in a newsletter, report, bulletin, poster, website, social media, or used in other similar ways.

I understand that there will be no financial or other remuneration for initial or subsequent use of any photos.

Use of Personal Vehicle

As a volunteer, I understand that Bissell Centre does not insure personal vehicles belonging to volunteers and the use of my vehicle is at my own risk. I agree that I am solely responsible for my own personal property and vehicle. I understand that any parking tickets or fines accrued while volunteering with Bissell Centre will not be the responsibility of Bissell Centre .

Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims and Indemnity Agreement

I, the Volunteer, on behalf of myself, my heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators, representatives and assigns, hereby forever waive all claims and release, discharge and hold harmless the Bissell Centre (the “Organizers”), and their representatives and agents including, without limitation, event sponsors, event  directors, event contractors, event producers, municipal, provincial, federal governing agencies, park governing agencies, and all other entities associated or involved in the organization or staging of events or any other volunteer activities, including, but not limited to, volunteers, third party vendors, all venues in which volunteer activities or segments of  volunteer activities are held, and the members, officers, directors, employees, representatives, assigns, affiliates, and  agents of any of the above (collectively, the “Releasees”); for any and all losses, costs, causes of action, claims or damages, including any claim for damages for personal injury to my person or personal property damage howsoever caused, arising out of or in connection with my taking part in the Event, notwithstanding that the same may have been contributed to or occasioned by, without limitation, the negligence, breach of contract or breach of any statutory or other duty of care of the Organizer, or any of the Releasees.

I agree not to sue any of the persons or entities mentioned above for any of the claims or liabilities that I have waived, released or discharged herein; and I indemnify and hold harmless the Organizers and Releasees from and against any and all losses, claims, suits, actions, damages or liabilities (including without limitation, legal fees and disbursement on a solicitor and its own client basis) assessed against them as a result of or in connection with my actions during, and in connection with the Event.

Assumption of Risk

I acknowledge that I am aware of the possible risks, dangers and hazards associated with volunteering for the Bissell Centre including the possible risk of severe or fatal injury and property loss. I hereby assume these risks which include, but are not limited to: the possibility of physical injury to myself and others such as muscle strain, broken bones, concussion, soft tissue damage, infectious diseases, and cardiac arrest.

I certify that I have not been advised against volunteering by a qualified health professional. I acknowledge that the Organizers, permitting me to volunteer for the Bissell Centre, accept my statements on this release waiver.

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