For the purposes of this agreement Volunteer refers to the individual volunteering with West Street Recovery 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 West Street Recovery, a nonprofit organization, and engage in the activities related to being a volunteer. These may include constructing and deconstructing flooded homes, general home repairs, other Hurricane Harvey recovery related work, or living in housing provided for volunteers of West Street Recovery.
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 West Street Recovery 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 West Street Recovery with respect to any bodily injury, personal injury, illness, death, or property damage that may result from Volunteer’s activities with West Street Recovery. THE VOLUNTEER UNDERSTANDS AND ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE CLAIMS BEING RELEASED HEREIN INCLUDE, WITHOUT LIMITATION, CLAIMS, IF ANY, BASED ON OR IN ANYWAY RELATED TO THE NEGLIGENCE OR GROSS NEGLIGENCE OF WEST STREET RECOVERY OR ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTOR, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS. The Volunteer understands that West Street Recovery 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 West Street Recovery 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 West Street Recovery.
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 and releases West Street Recovery from all liability.
Photographic Release: Volunteer grants and conveys to West Street Recovery all right, title, and interest in any and all photographic images and video or audio recordings made by West Street Recovery during the Volunteer’s activities with West Street Recovery, including, but not limited to, any royalties, proceeds, or other benefits derived from such photographs or recordings.
Texas Law: 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 contained in this Release and Waiver of Liability are held to be invalid, the invalidity of such clause or provision shall not otherwise affect the remaining provisions of this Waiver and Release of Liability, which shall otherwise continue to be enforceable.
Volunteer Signature (or Guardian if Volunteer is a minor)