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Volunteer Liability Waiver

This Release and Waiver of Liability releases San Juan Islands Conservation District (SJICD) and partner organizations organized and existing under the laws of the State of Washington and each of its directors, officers, employees, and agents.

Volunteer understands that the scope of Volunteer’s relationship with SJICD is limited to a volunteer position and that no compensation is expected in return for services provided by Volunteer; that SJICD will not provide any benefits traditionally associated with employment to Volunteer; and that Volunteer is responsible for his/her own insurance coverage in the event of personal injury or illness as a result of Volunteer’s services to SJICD. 

  1. Waiver and Release: I, the Volunteer, release and forever discharge and hold harmless SJICD and its successors and assigns from any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind of nature, either in law or in equity, which arise or may hereafter arise from the services I provide to SJICD. I understand and acknowledge that this Release discharges any liability or claim that I may have against SJICD with respect to bodily injury, personal injury, illness, death, or property damage that may result from the services I provide to SJICD or occurring while I am providing volunteer services. 

  2. Insurance: Further I understand that SJICD does not assume any responsibility for or obligation to provide me with financial or other assistance, including but not limited to medical, health, or disability benefits or insurance. I expressly waive any such claim for compensation or liability on the part of SJICD beyond what may be offered freely by SJICD in the event of injury or medical expenses incurred by me. 

  3. Medical Treatment: I hereby Release and forever discharge SJICD from any claim whatsoever which arises or may hereafter arise on account of any first-aid treatment or other medical services rendered in connection with an emergency during my tenure as a volunteer with SJICD. 

  4. Assumption of Risk: I understand that the services I provide to SJICD may include activities that may be hazardous to me and may involve potentially dangerous activities. As a volunteer, I hereby expressly assume risk of injury or harm from these activities and release SJICD from all liability. 

  5. Photographic Release: I grant and convey to SJICD all right, title, and interests in any and all photographs, images, video of me by SJICD when providing volunteer services to SJICD. 

  6. Other: As a volunteer, I expressly agree that this Release is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of Washington and that this Release shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington I agree that in the event that any clause or provision of this Release is deemed invalid, the enforceability of the remaining provisions of this Release shall not be affected. 

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