Volunteer Release

BBF Volunteer Release and Waiver of Liability Release Form

This release and waiver of liability (the "Release") is executed in favor of Bentley's Buddies and Friends, an Indiana non-profit corporation, its directors, officers, employees and agents (collectively, "Bentley's Buddies and Friends") on the following date:

I (the "Participant '), desire to volunteer with Bentley's Buddies and Friends to facilitate mentoring services with children. I understand that these services may include participation in libraries, schools , obedience classes, training activities, working with children and fundraising .

I hereby freely and voluntarily, without duress, execute the Release under the following terms:

  1. Waiver and Release. In exchange for being able to volunteer with Bentley's Buddies and Friends and other good and valuable consideration , the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, I agree to indemnify , release, and forever discharge and hold harmless Bentley's Buddies and Friends from any claim, cause of action or liability whatsoever that I or my executors , administrators, heirs, legal representatives , assigns or others may have now or in the future against Bentley's Buddies and Friends arising out of any volunteer activity or negligence of Bentley's Buddies and Friends. I understand that Bentley's Buddies and Friends does not assume any responsibility or obligation to provide financial or other assistance, including, but not limited to medical, health, or disability insurance in the event of injury , illness, death or property damage (see insurance requirements below).
  2. Insurance. Bentley's Buddies and Friends does not carry or maintain, and expressly disclaims responsibility for providing any health, medical, or disability insurance coverage for the Participant. EACH PARTICIPANT IS ENCOURAGED TO CARRY PERSONAL LIABILITY OR HEALTH INSURANCE BEFORE VOLUNTEERING WITH Bentley's Buddies and Friends.
  3. Medical Treatment. I hereby release and forever discharge Bentley's Buddies and Friends from any claim whatsoever which arises or may hereafter arise as a result of any first-aid treatment or other medical services rendered in connection with any volunteer activity, and I agree to be solely responsible for any medical costs which may arise.
  4. Assumption of Risk. I understand that volunteering with Bentley's Buddies and Friends may expose me to hazardous activities. I hereby expressly assume the risk of injury or harm that may arise and release Bentley's Buddies and Friends from all liability for injury, illness, death or property damage resulting from same.
  5. Photographic Release. I grant and convey Bentley's Buddies and Friends all right, title and interest in any and all photographic images, video, and audio recordings made by Bentley's Buddies and Friends or its agents while I am volunteering, including, but not limited to, any royalties, proceeds or other benefits derived from such photographs or recordings.
  6. Dispute Resolution. Any dispute that may arise out of this Release or otherwise between the Participant and Bentley's Buddies and Friends shall be governed by the laws of the State of Indiana, without reference to choice of laws principles, and each party irrevocably consents to the jurisdiction of the courts located in Hancock County, IN.
  7. Other. I represent that I am at least eighteen (18) years old (or that I am under eighteen (18) years old, and my parent or legal guardian has given permission for me to volunteer , as indicated by their signature below). I shall perform all volunteer services without compensation and, in performing such services, acknowledge that I am not acting as an employee of Bentley's Buddies and Friends . By signing this form ,I hereby consent to a background check. Reasons for denial of my volunteer application could be (but are not limited to) any felony convictions including drug use or sale of drugs, convictions of animal abuse, neglect, or abandonment, or convictions of DUl's or misuse of monies.
Submission of an application to volunteer with Bentley's Buddies and Friends in no way guarantees acceptance to the volunteer program. Volunteer acceptance is at the sole discretion of Bentley's Buddies and Friends, and may be cancelled at any time, for any reason.

I understand that an electronic signature has the same legal effect and can be enforced in the same way as a written signature. By typing my name and dating below, I am electronically signing my application.

I understand that an electronic signature has the same legal effect and can be enforced in the same way as a written signature. By typing my name and dating below, I am electronically signing my application.