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The Volunteer desires to work as a Volunteer for Habitat and engage in the activities related to being a volunteer (the “Activities”). The Volunteer understands that the Activities may include constructing and rehabilitating residential buildings, working in the Habitat offices, and living in housing provided for volunteers of Habitat.
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 Habitat and its successors and assigns from any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, which arise or may hereafter arise from Volunteer’s Activities with Habitat. Volunteer understands that this Release discharges Habitat from any liability or claim that the Volunteer may have against Habitat with respect to any bodily injury, personal injury, illness, death, or property damage that may result from Volunteer’s Activities with Habitat, whether caused by the negligence of Habitat or its officers, directors, employees, or agents or otherwise. Volunteer also understands that Habitat 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. In addition, the Released Parties shall have the benefit of any future liability protection for businesses as relating to the COVID-19 pandemic passed by any governmental entity to which the Released Parties are subject.
MEDICAL TREATMENT. Volunteer does hereby release and forever discharge Habitat 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 Habitat.
ASSUMPTION OF THE RISK. The Volunteer understands that the Activities include work that may be hazardous to the Volunteer, including, but not limited to, construction, loading and unloading, 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 Habitat from all liability for injury, illness, death, or property damage resulting from the Activities.
INSURANCE. The Volunteer understands that, except as otherwise agreed to by Habitat in writing; Habitat 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. I understand that any photograph, video, audio, or other recording in which I appear will become the sole property of Habitat. I grant Habitat the absolute, irrevocable, royalty-free right, in perpetuity, to adapt, annotate, assign, convey, copyright, display, distribute, modify, publish, release, reproduce, sell, transfer, or use photographic reproductions of me, audio reproductions of me, and/or video tape pictures of me, in any manner, in any media, including electronic computer media, for in which I may be included in whole, in part, or in composite, in conjunction with my own or any other picture, product, person or reproduction, in color or otherwise, made through any media at the studios of Habitat and Partners or elsewhere, for art, advertising, commerce, business, promotional, or trade or any other lawful purpose whatsoever. I also grant Habitat and Partners all right, title, and interest in any and all royalties, proceeds, or other benefits derived from such photographs, films, videos, audio tapes, or other recordings. I hereby waive any right that I may have to inspect or approve of the finished product or the advertising copy which may be used in connection therewith, or the use to which it may be applied.
OTHER. The Volunteer expressly agrees that this Release is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of Tennessee, and that this Release shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Tennessee. The Volunteer 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.
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