|Volunteer Waiver of Liability, Privacy Permission, and Affirmation for Volunteers
This is an important agreement. Please read it carefully before clicking “I Agree”. All Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday of Service 2013 participants, including current HandsOn Greater DC Cares volunteers, must agree to this waiver.
Waiver of Liability: I wish to volunteer for a community service organization through HandsOn Greater DC Cares. I understand that, as a volunteer, I may be involved in activities that have a potential risk of injury. I freely and expressly undertake any and all risk of property damage and injury or death to myself or others caused by my actions while performing my volunteer task or while traveling to or from the volunteer project. I will only perform volunteer tasks that I am comfortable doing, and I accept sole responsibility for my safety once I have freely chosen to perform those tasks. I also agree that I will not hold HandsOn Greater DC Cares, the community service organization I am supporting, and their employees, contractors, sponsors, officials, and volunteers, participating communities and clubs, and all government and public entities responsible for any injury to me or my property as a result of my participation in volunteer projects or while traveling to and from a project. I agree to be responsible for my behavior and to indemnify and hold harmless HandsOn Greater DC Cares, the community service organization I am supporting, their employees, contractors, sponsors, officials, and volunteers, participating communities and clubs, and all government and public entities from any damages or liabilities arising out of my activities as a volunteer in connection with volunteer projects or while traveling to and from a project. This release constitutes a complete release, discharge and waiver of any and all actions or causes of action against the entities and persons set forth above and the officers, agents, employees, and volunteers of those entities.
Privacy Permission: I understand that my name, photograph, voice or likeness may be used for promotion and tracking by HandsOn Greater DC Cares and their sponsors. I consent to and authorize any such use in advance, and I waive any rights of privacy I have in connection therewith and agree that such materials shall become the sole and exclusive property of HandsOn Greater DC Cares and further agree to give up all rights, titles, and interests in such property.
Affirmation: I affirm that I have never been convicted of a violent crime, child abuse, child neglect, child pornography, child abduction, kidnapping, rape or any sexual offense, nor have I ever been ordered by a court to receive psychiatric or psychological treatment in connection with any such offense, nor have I committed any similar offense with a different name, regardless of conviction. I understand, acknowledge, and agree that HandsOn Greater DC Cares reserves the right to dismiss from volunteer service, any volunteer at any time for, or without, cause. I further understand that no HandsOn Greater DC Cares policy, practice, or statement by any HandsOn Greater DC Cares representative should be understood or construed to limit or alter this absolute right.
By clicking Agree below, I acknowledge that I have carefully read the above paragraphs and fully understand them. I am older than 18-years-old. I am aware that this is a release of liability. I accept of my own free will.