I hereby agree to accept a position in a voluntary capacity as a volunteer for Texas Humane Heroes. I understand that the term VOLUNTARY means the way in which actions or services are rendered to Texas Humane Heroes with generous and charitable motives. I understand that the term VOLUNTEER means a person who freely chooses and renders services to Texas Humane Heroes in a voluntary capacity. No liability whatsoever will be incurred by Texas Humane Heroes to anyone who performs voluntary actions or services.
Additionally, I fully understand and agree:
to provide my services to Texas Humane Heroes as a volunteer in a voluntary capacity without any express or implied promise of salary, commission, or payment of any kind whatsoever, and without any employment-type benefits, including but not limited to employment insurance programs, workers compensation accrual in any form, or sick, holiday, or annual leave time,
that Texas Humane Heroes handles large numbers of animals of unknown temperament on a daily basis, and I agree to hold Texas Humane Heroes harmless of any injury(s) or disease(s), which I might sustain from handling animals during the course of my volunteer duties,
to assume all risks involved in any and all duties that I perform for Texas Humane Heroes, including but are not limited to, animal handling, custodial work, kennel staff assistance, and other foreseeable duties,
to familiarize myself with Texas Humane Heroes policies and procedures, and fully comply with both the letter and the spirit of these procedures,
that Texas Humane Heroes expects high standards of moral and ethical treatment of animals under its care, and I agree to strictly adhere to these standards in my voluntary capacity at Texas Humane Heroes, and
that either for failure to fully comply with any and all of the obligations outlined in this Volunteer Agreement, or for any reason whatsoever, while performing my voluntary services to Texas Humane Heroes in a voluntary capacity, Texas Humane Heroes at its sole discretion, may immediately terminate my volunteer services.
I agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold Texas Humane Heroes harmless for any and all damage to my personal property while performing as a VOLUNTEER in a VOLUNTARY CAPACITY in any and all duties for Texas Humane Heroes.
I recognize that in handling animals at Texas Humane Heroes in a VOLUNTARY CAPACITY there exists a risk of injury or sickness, including personal injury or harm. On behalf of myself, my heirs, personal representatives and executors, I hereby release, discharge, indemnify, and hold harmless Texas Humane Heroes, its agent, servants and employees form any and all claims, causes of action or demands, of any nature or cause connected with my Volunteer Agreement. This might include connection with my VOLUNTARY services based on damages, which may be incurred or sustained by me in any way. Such damages or injuries might include, but are not limited to animal bites, accidents, injuries, and personal property damage.
I understand that public relations are an important part of volunteering at Texas Humane Heroes. I agree, therefore, on behalf of myself, my heirs, personal representatives, and executors to allow Texas Humane Heroes to use any photograph or video recording taken of me for use in public relations efforts. Any photographic or video images, which I produce, in a VOLUNTARY CAPACITY, will become the sole property of Texas Humane Heroes and as such, they may use them in any manner they see fit. Texas Humane Heroes will use reasonable efforts to notify me but such condition is not a condition of use under the auspices of Texas Humane Heroes.
I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE ABOVE VOLUNTEER AGREEMENT AND RELEASE AND THAT I WILL COMPLY WITH THE SAME.
If you have children or wards who are also volunteers, they must be registered as volunteers and must have completed parent/legal guardian consent to volunteer.