Release and Waiver of Liability - Building Compassion
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For the purposes of this agreement Building Compassion refers to both Building Compassion and its projects referred to as Supreme Makeover. Volunteer refers to the individual volunteering with Supreme Makeover and the Volunteer’s parent or guardian if the Volunteer is less than 18 years of age.
The Volunteer named above desires to work as a volunteer for Building Compassion and engage in the activities related to being a volunteer. These may include constructing, rehabilitating, or deconstructing buildings, working the Building Compassion offices, or living in housing provided for volunteers of Building Compassion.
The Volunteer freely, voluntarily, and without duress executes this Release under the following terms:
Release and Waiver:
The Volunteer releases and forever discharges and holds harmless Building Compassion and its successors and assigns from any and all liability or claims that the Volunteer (or the Volunteer’s heirs or assigns) may have against Building Compassion with respect to activities with Building Compassion. THE VOLUNTEERS UNDERSTANDS AND ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE CLAIMS BEING RELEASED HEREIN INCLUDE, WITHOUT LIMITATION, CLAIMS, IF ANY, BASED ON OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE NEGLIGENCE OR GROSS NEGLIGENCE OF BUILDING COMPASSION OR ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTOR, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS. The Volunteer also understands that Building Compassion does not assume any responsibility for or obligation to provide financial assistance or other assistance, including but not limited to medical health, or disability insurance in the event of injury or illness. The Volunteer releases and forever discharges Building Compassion from any claim whatsoever which arises or may hereafter arise on account of any first aid, treatment, or service rendered in connection with the Volunteer’s activities with Building Compassion.
Assumption of Risk:
The Volunteer understands that activities may be hazardous to the Volunteer, including but not limited to, construction, deconstruction, and rehabilitation of residential housing. The Volunteer expressly and specifically assumes the risk of injury or harm in these activities.
Although Building Compassion carries medical insurance for volunteer injuries, each Volunteer is expected and encouraged to obtain his or her own medical or health insurance coverage.
Volunteer grants and conveys to Building Compassion all right, title, and interest in any and all photographic images and video or audio recordings made by Building Compassion during the Volunteer’s activities with Building Compassion, including, but not limited to, any royalties, proceeds, or other benefits derived from such photographs or recordings.
Volunteer expressly agrees that this Release and Waiver of Liability is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of Texas and that it shall be governed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas. Furthermore, Volunteer expressly agrees that if any one or more of the provisions shall not otherwise affect the remaining provisions of the Waiver and Release of Liability, which shall otherwise continue to be enforceable.