1. Volunteer Activities.
Volunteer desires to volunteer for Kindred Spirits Sanctuary, and Kindred Spirits Sanctuary desires to provide volunteer service opportunities to Volunteer, subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Volunteer understands as follows:
1.1 Volunteering on Kindred Spirits Sanctuary’s Shelters/Animal Sanctuaries -
Volunteer understands Kindred Spirits Sanctuary operates a farm that is a sanctuary for animals including cows, sheep, goats, pigs, roosters, hens, ducks, geese, donkeys, horses and rabbits. Kindred Spirits Sanctuary also offers tours to the public and provides educational and other outreach programs at its farm. Volunteer activities on these shelters may include providing food and water for animals; cleaning and maintaining the areas where the animals are housed, socializing with, handling or being in the presence of animals that may bite, kick, crush or head butt or have zoonotic diseases; and other Cleaning, maintenance, repair, construction, work around downed or live electrical wires, and painting and which may include use of vehicles, tools, power tools, and the operation of equipment; work in or around debris, property that has been damaged or in need of repair, slippery or wet surfaces, falling rocks or tree limbs, uneven or rocky ground or holes or crevices in the roads or ground.
1.2 Volunteering at Kindred Spirits Sanctuary’s Business Offices -
Kindred Spirits Sanctuary also operates business offices. Volunteer activities at these offices may include operating or working around heavy equipment and machinery (such as printers, filing cabinets, copy machines, and other furniture, fixtures and machines) or working in areas with electrical wires, and working in or around slippery, wet or uneven surfaces, stairways and items that may be in need of maintenance or repair.
1.3 Volunteering at Off-Site Events -
Kindred Spirits Sanctuary also conducts events at off-site events which may include hazardous or dangerous conditions (such as events in public parks, sidewalks and other areas which Kindred Spirits Sanctuary does not maintain or control).
2. Waiver and Release.
Volunteer agrees never to bring a claim or suit against and releases Kindred Spirits Sanctuary and their successors and assigns from all liability arising from Volunteer’s volunteer activities with Kindred Spirits Sanctuary. Volunteer understands this Agreement discharges and releases Kindred Spirits Sanctuary from any liability to the Volunteer with respect to bodily injury, personal injury, illness, disability, scarring, amputation, death, property damage or other loss that may result as a result of Volunteer’s activities at Kindred Spirits Sanctuary’s shelters/animal sanctuaries, offices or other property or any other volunteer activities for Kindred Spirits Sanctuary.
3. Indemnity Agreement.
Volunteer agrees to indemnify and hold Kindred Spirits Sanctuary harmless for all bodily injury, personal injury, iiiness, disability, scarring, amputation, death, property damage or other losses including attorney’s fees and costs of litigation that result to anyone else or any other entity because of Volunteer’s negligence or liability. This includes lone acts by Volunteer as well as the combined acts of Volunteer with others.
4. Assumption of the Risk.
Volunteer understands that volunteering for Kindred Spirits Sanctuary may include activities that may be hazardous and result in injury or damage to Volunteer. This includes, but is not limited to trips and falls, vehicle accidents, contact with downed or live electrical wires, injuries, amputations, or other disabilities from tools, power tools or other farm or office equipment; heavy lifting, back or neck sprain, strain or injuries; cuts, abrasions, broken bones, deafness, blindness, death, handling or being in the presence of animals that may bite, kick, crush, or head butt or have zoonotic diseases. Volunteer understands that activities of the Kindred Spirits Sanctuary may, in some situations, involve inherently dangerous activities.
Volunteer expressly assumes the risk of injury or harm in the conditions and activities described in this Agreement and releases Kindred Spirits Sanctuary from all liability for bodily injury, personal injury, iiiness, disability, amputation, scarring, death, property damage or other loss resulting from Volunteer’s activities at Kindred Spirits Sanctuary and any other work or activities while volunteering for Kindred Spirits Sanctuary, including but not limited to any such harm suffered as a result of Kindred Spirits Sanctuary’s negligence.
Volunteer understands that this Agreement is perpetual.
6. Photo and Video release and copyright assignment.
Volunteer gives Kindred Spirits Sanctuary a photo, video and sound recording permission to make and use photos, videos, and sound recordings of Volunteer while volunteering for Kindred Spirits Sanctuary or otherwise being present on Kindred Spirits Sanctuary property. Volunteer releases all rights in such photos, videos, and sound recordings and agrees Kindred Spirits Sanctuary may use such photos, videos, and sound recordings to further the mission of Kindred Spirits Sanctuary, promote its activities and goals, for fundraising and otherwise as Kindred Spirits Sanctuary deems appropriate in its sole discretion and without any compensation to Volunteer. Volunteer gives Kindred Spirits Sanctuary an assignment of copyright to any photos, videos or sound recordings taken by Volunteer while participating at a Kindred Spirits Sanctuary event where those photos, videos, or sound recordings have been delivered to Kindred Spirits Sanctuary by Volunteer.
This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws where volunteer is performing volunteer activities for Kindred Spirits Sanctuary. Volunteer agrees that in the event that any clause or provision of this Agreement shall be 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 Agreement.
8. Acknowledgment of Understanding and Intent.
Volunteer represents that he/she has read this Agreement and fully understands it is a release and indemnity agreement. Volunteer further represent that he/she is of legal age and legally competent to execute this Agreement and that Volunteer does so of his/her own free will. Volunteer has not relied on any representation of any kind or character not contained in this Agreement. Volunteer expressly agrees this Agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by law.
By signing below, Visitor agrees to the terms of this Agreement and understands that Visitor is giving up substantial rights, including the right to sue and recover damages. Visitor intends his/her signature to be complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law. By signing below, Visitor also agrees that, to the extent Visitor is bringing a minor to a Kindred Spirits for the tour or event, Visitor is entering into this agreement on behalf of Visitor along with said minor as the minor’s parent or guardian.