This Volunteer’s Agreement and Release of Liability (this “Release”) is executed by the undersigned volunteer (and, if the undersigned is less than 18 years of age, the undersigned volunteer’s parent or guardian) as of the date indicated below in favor of Rebuilding Together Muscatine County, Inc., a nonprofit corporation (“RTMC”), each of RTMC’s directors, officers, employees and agents and each of the other Released Parties described in paragraph 3 of this Release. Please read each section carefully and sign and date this Release where indicated (or confirm your acceptance of this Release if this Release is completed electronically). Your signature below, or electronic confirmation (if this Release is completed electronically) constitutes your irrevocable and unconditional consent to the entirety of this Release. Failure to sign and date or confirm electronically (if this Release is completed electronically) this Release will make you ineligible to participate as a volunteer.
Voluntary Participation. I acknowledge that I have voluntarily applied to participate in a project sponsored by RTMC in which multiple homes and/or community spaces will be repaired by volunteers (the “Project”). I understand that as a volunteer I will not be paid for my services and that I am not acting as an employee of RTMC. I further agree that my participation in the project may be terminated at any time by RTMC.
Assumption of Risks. I am aware that by participating in the Project, I may be exposed to personal injury, illness, death or damage to my property as a result of my activities, the activities of other volunteers or the conditions under which my volunteer services are performed. I further understand and agree that by participating in the Project, that I may become exposed to biological and chemical hazards unique to the Project including, but not limited to, exposure to mold, mold spores, and chemicals used in the treatment and removal of mold and mold spores, and that exposure to mold and mold spores carries with it certain risks including, but are not limited to: allergic reactions, irritation associated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs), invasive disease, and mycotoxicosis. I acknowledge that (a) these risks are increased if I am elderly or suffer from immune system deficiencies due to disease, chemotherapy, or other causes, (b) infants are also susceptible to increased risks and (c) I should make every effort to avoid exposing family members to contaminated clothing or tools. With knowledge of these risks, I agree to accept any and all risks of personal injury, illness, death or damage to my property related to or arising out of my participation in the Project. I further assume the complete risk of any activity done (or not done) by me in violation of any rule or directive or instruction related to the Project.
Media/Video/Photo Release. I hereby (a) grant Rebuilding Together the irrevocable and unrestricted world-wide right and permission (with the unrestricted right to make further grants of such right and permission to RTMC’s affiliated organizations (including local affiliates) and other persons or entities acting with RTMC’s (or any of its affiliated organizations’) authority and/or permission (collectively, “Sub-Grantees”)) to copyright in RTMC’s (or any applicable Sub-Grantee’s) name or otherwise, and use, re-use, produce, reproduce, publish, store, distribute, re-distribute, transmit, retransmit and display my name, photographic, video, audio or other recordings of images of my likeness and/or statements by me, in or through any form of media now or hereafter known for illustration, promotion, art, editorial, advertising, trade, signage, internet, electronic commerce or any other purpose whatsoever; (b) irrevocably and unconditionally waive, on behalf of myself and my successors, assignees, heirs, guardians and legal representatives, any rights to royalties, proceeds or other amounts payable with respect to any of the foregoing and (c) consent to RTMC’s or any such Sub- Grantee’s making of any such photographic, video, audio or other recordings in connection with my participation in the Project. I hereby release, discharge and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Rebuilding Together, any Sub-Grantee and RTMC’s and any Sub-Grantee’s respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any liability related to or arising out of any blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion or use in whole, part or composite form, whether intentional or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in the taking of any such photographic, video, audio or other recording or in any subsequent processing thereof, as well as any publication thereof, including without limitation any claims for libel or invasion of privacy.
Code of Conduct. I hereby acknowledge and agree that, in connection with my participation in the Project, I will:
I further acknowledge and agree that RTMC reserves the right to notify law enforcement as it deems necessary and appropriate in connection with the Project.
Governing Law and Severability. I (a) acknowledge that this Release is intended to be interpreted as broadly and inclusively as permitted by the laws of the Muscatine County, (b) agree that this Release shall be governed by the internal laws of the MuscatneCounty and (c) agree that if any clause or provision of this Release is held to be invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such clause or provision shall not otherwise affect the remaining provisions of this Release, which shall continue to be enforceable.
Knowing and Voluntary Execution. I HAVE CAREFULLY READ THIS RELEASE AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENTS. I AM AWARE THAT THIS IS A CONTRACT AND A RELEASE OF LIABILITY BETWEEN MYSELF AND REBUILDING TOGETHER AND THE OTHER RELEASED PARTIES DESCRIBED IN THIS RELEASE AND I SIGN IT OF MY OWN FREE WILL.
1424 B Houser Street
Muscatine, IA 52761