This document explains possible risks of volunteering and includes liability waivers, consents, and other legal agreements.
By submitting the registration, I, the volunteer (or volunteer’s legal guardian), acknowledge that entry into this agreement (“Agreement”) is in consideration of my participation as a volunteer, and confirm my understanding and agreement to the following:
Policies and Safety Rules
I will comply with Butte County Veterans Stand Down volunteer policies, safety rules, conduct expectations, and other directions. I understand that Butte County Veterans Stand Down does not tolerate bullying, harassment, threatening behavior, or violence of any kind. I understand that noncompliance may result in termination of my volunteer status.
Volunteer Not an Employee
I understand that (a) I am not an employee of Butte County Veterans Stand Down, (b) I will not be paid for my participation, and (c) I am not covered by or eligible for any Butte County Veterans Stand Down insurance, health care, worker’s compensation, or other benefits. I understand that Butte County Veterans Stand Down may terminate my volunteer status at any time, for any or no reason.
Risks Associated with Volunteering
Volunteering for Butte County Veterans Stand Down has risks. These risks may arise in a variety of ways. They include, without limitation: my lifting heavy objects or otherwise exerting myself, handling glass, dusty and dirty materials, using hot or sharp objects or other tools, being exposed to dust, loud noises, warehouse environments and out door environments, and interacting with and being in the presence of other volunteers, visitors, and other people. I understand that these risks include risks of injury, illness, death, and property damage or loss, and that they may arise from my own actions or from the actions of others at or near Butte County Veterans Stand Down facilities or encountered when traveling for Butte County Veterans Stand Down activities offsite. I also understand that even if Butte County Veterans Stand Down, I, and other persons present at Butte County Veterans Stand Down facilities follow all health and safety protocols, I may still be exposed to COVID-19 or other infectious diseases.
Awareness and Assumption of Risk
I understand the information above and confirm and acknowledge that these are risks associated with volunteering. With such information and awareness, and with the recognition that other factors may create additional such risks, I knowingly, freely, and voluntarily: (a) sign up to volunteer for Butte County Veterans Stand Down; (b) engage in volunteer activities; and (c) assume and accept the risks of all injury, death, property damage or loss, financial obligation, loss of privacy, loss of reputation, and all other injuries and other consequences, whether known or unknown, whether foreseen or unforeseeable, and whether incurred at Butte County Veterans Stand Down facilities or elsewhere, that may result, directly or indirectly, from my presence at Butte County Veterans Stand Down facilities or participation as a Butte County Veterans Stand Down volunteer, regardless of the cause.
Waiver and Release of Claims
I waive and release Butte County Veterans Stand Down and its directors, officers, agents, employees, volunteers, and affiliates (collectively, “Client Parties”) from any and all liability, claims, costs, and expenses of any kind and of whatever nature which I or my heirs, next of kin, or legal representatives may have or which may later accrue, caused by or arising directly or indirectly from my presence at Butte County Veterans Stand Down facilities or participation in Butte County Veterans Stand Down activities. This release and waiver includes, in each such case, all claims in respect of the risks noted above, known and unknown, foreseen and unforeseeable, regardless of the cause or whether such claims arise from tort, contract, or otherwise, and even if caused by negligence, whether passive or active. I will not sue any of the Client Parties based on these waived and released claims. I waive the protections of Section 1542 of the California Civil Code.
Disclosure of Medical Conditions
I understand that I am solely responsible for knowing my own physical condition and making my own decision about volunteering. I have disclosed all medications and conditions relevant to my participation to my supervisor or other staff at Butte County Veterans Stand Down, including chronic conditions such as asthma, allergies, seizures, or diabetes. I understand that Butte County Veterans Stand Down needs such information because some medication side effects, or medical conditions could affect my safety or that of others at Butte County Veterans Stand Down. I consent to Butte County Veterans Stand Down sharing this information with health professionals or first responders should I become ill or injured while at Butte County Veterans Stand Down facilities.
Medical Care Consent and Waiver
I authorize Butte County Veterans Stand Down to provide me with first aid and to arrange medical assistance, transportation, and emergency medical services for me if I get hurt while volunteering. I understand that Butte County Veterans Stand Down is not obligated to provide this care. I also understand that I am solely responsible for any costs related to my medical treatment and transport, and that Butte County Veterans Stand Down does not provide health, medical, disability, or other insurance coverage for me.
I may have access to Butte County Veterans Stand Down confidential information. At all times during and after my participation, I agree to hold any such confidential information in confidence and not disclose or use it except as Butte County Veterans Stand Down expressly authorizes.
Assignment of Work Product
I grant full rights to Butte County Veterans Stand Down in any reports, brochures, website content, photos, images, videos, or other materials or works I may create in the course of volunteer activities, and any intellectual property rights in or derivatives of such materials.
Use by Client of My Name and Image
I understand that Butte County Veterans Stand Down may take photos or videos of me. I consent to use by Butte County Veterans Stand Down of my image, voice, name, and story, and of images of any works I may create as a volunteer (collectively, “Materials”), in Butte County Veterans Stand Down’s digital and print promotional, fundraising, educational, and other communications. Butte County Veterans Stand Down may use the Materials without obtaining my approval or paying me for such use. I grant Butte County Veterans Stand Down all copyrights in and waive any legal claims relating to the Materials, including those relating to copyright, rights of publicity or privacy, or defamation, or arising from any distortion, blurring, or alteration that may occur in the making, editing, or use of the Materials.
I understand that this Agreement will be binding for so long as I am a volunteer at Butte County Veterans Stand Down. This Agreement will run in favor of, and may be enforced by, each of the Client Parties, and will bind my heirs, next of kin, and legal representatives. This Agreement will be binding to the fullest extent permitted by law. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable, the other terms remain effective. This Agreement will be governed by California law.