PLEASE READ CAREFULLY! THIS IS A LEGAL DOCUMENT THAT AFFECTS YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS!
This Release and Waiver of Liability (the “Release”) executed on the date of application submission by the applicant (the “Volunteer”) in favor of NAMI Washtenaw County, a nonprofit corporation, and its directors officers, employees, and agents (collectively, “NAMI Washtenaw”).
The Volunteer desires to work as a volunteer for NAMI Washtenaw and engage in the activities related to being a volunteer for NAMI Washtenaw (the “Activities”).
The Volunteer understands that the Activities may include speaking to individuals and families impacted by mental health conditions and assisting with administrative tasks.
The Volunteer hereby freely, voluntarily, and without duress executes this Release under the following terms:
- Release and Waiver.
Volunteer does hereby release and forever discharge and hold harmless NAMI Washtenaw and its successors and assigns from any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that arise or may hereafter arise from Volunteer’s Activities with NAMI Washtenaw.
VOLUNTEER UNDERSTANDS THAT THIS RELEASE DISCHARGES NAMI WASHTENAW FROM ANY LIABILITY OR CLAIM THAT THE VOLUNTEER MAY HAVE AGAINST NAMI WASHTENAW WITH RESPECT TO ANY BODILY INJURY, PERSONAL INJURY, ILLNESS, DEATH, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE THAT MAY RESULT FROM VOLUNTEER’S ACTIVITIES WITH NAMI WASHTENAW, WHETHER CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF NAMI WASHTENAW OR ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS OR OTHERWISE. VOLUNTEER ALSO UNDERSTANDS THAT NAMI WASHTENAW 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.
- Medical Treatment.
Volunteer does hereby release and forever discharge NAMI Washtenaw 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 NAMI Washtenaw.
- Assumption of the Risk.
The Volunteer understands that the Activities may involve work that may be hazardous to the Volunteer, including, but not limited to, working with individuals and families at the NAMI Washtenaw offices, answering the phone, and assisting with other administrative tasks and transportation to and from the work sites. Volunteer hereby expressly and specifically assumes the risk of injury or harm in the Activities, and releases NAMI Washtenaw from all liability for injury, illness, death, or property damage resulting from the Activities.
The Volunteer understands that, except as otherwise agreed to by NAMI Washtenaw in writing, NAMI Washtenaw does not carry or maintain health, medical, or disability insurance coverage for any Volunteer. Each Volunteer is expected and encouraged to obtain his or her own medical or health insurance coverage.
- Photographic Release.
Volunteer does hereby grant and convey unto NAMI Washtenaw all right, title, and interest in any and all photographic images and video or audio recordings made by NAMI Washtenaw during the Volunteer’s Activities with NAMI Washtenaw including, but not limited to, any royalties, proceeds, or other benefits derived from such photographs or recordings.
Volunteer expressly agrees that this Release is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of Michigan, and that this Release shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Michigan. Volunteer also agrees that in the event that any clause or provision of this Release 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 Release which shall continue to be enforceable.
By checking the box in the volunteer application the Volunteer confirms that they have read and agree to this Release and Waiver of Liability.