I, the volunteer, desire to engage in certain activities related to being a volunteer for Young Survival Coalition, Inc. (“YSC”) and its programs and events (the “Volunteer Activities”). Accordingly, for good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which I hereby acknowledge, I hereby freely and voluntarily, with full understanding of the meaning of this Volunteer Release (“Release”) and without duress, execute this Release for the reliance and benefit of YSC and its affiliates, successors and assigns. I acknowledge and agree that I will perform the Volunteer Activities, which shall be purely voluntary, charitable and gratuitous, with no expectation that I will receive any form of remuneration or payment on account of my performance, and I acknowledge and agree that YSC will be under no obligation to provide me with any such payment or remuneration.
I agree to abide by any rules, regulations, policies, procedures, directions and oral and written instructions of YSC and its employees, agents and designees. I acknowledge that YSC may change these rules, regulations, policies, procedures, directions and instructions at any time and without advance notice. I further agree that I am a volunteer and I am not, nor will I be, an employee of YSC, and at no time will I hold myself out as an employee of YSC.
I grant to YSC the irrevocable right to use my name, image, photograph, likeness, voice, recorded performance, statements, quotations, biographical material and any indicia thereof in any videos, photographs, press releases or other materials created by YSC or its employees, agents or designees, for promotional, advertising and public relations and any other lawful purposes, in any and all media now known or hereafter developed (including, without limitation, on YSC’s or third parties’ websites and social media channels), throughout the universe, in perpetuity.
I understand and acknowledge that my participation in the Volunteer Activities that I may perform may involve physical activity, contact with unidentified or unfamiliar persons or exposure to other potential risk of bodily injury or damage to property. Knowing this, I hereby expressly assume all risks, both known and unknown, related to any personal injury, harm, property damage, loss or death arising from or relating to my participation in or in connection with the Volunteer Activities, or any other activities, programs or events presented by YSC. I hereby release, waive and forever discharge and hold harmless from and against, and covenant not to file suit against YSC and its affiliates, successors and assigns and each of their respective employees, officers, directors and/or board members, volunteers, partners, agents and licensees (the “Released Parties”) in connection with, any and all liability, claims, demands, losses, or causes of action of whatever kind or nature (collectively, “Claims”) arising out of the Volunteer Activities, including, without limitation any first aid treatment or other medical services rendered to me or for my benefit in connection with an emergency during my participation in or in connection with the Volunteer Activities.
I hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any Claims (and any attorneys’ fees related thereto) which are caused by, arise from or relate to my acts or omissions, including, but not limited to, any negligence, willful misconduct or violation of federal, state or local laws, regulations, rules or ordinances. I understand that as a volunteer, I may become privy to confidential information about YSC. I agree to maintain the confidentiality of any information marked “confidential” as well as any information about YSC’s internal procedures, business operations, personnel information and the like that is not otherwise publicly disclosed by YSC (collectively, the “Confidential Information”). I will not use any Confidential Information in any manner that would be detrimental to YSC or any of the Released Parties, and I will avoid any actions that might impair the reputation of or be disparaging to YSC or any of the Released Parties. It is the responsibility and duty of any YSC employee, contractor, consultant or volunteer who has access to YSC’s personally identifiable information (PII), whether through YSC’s computer systems and networks or otherwise, to protect such PII in whatever form it is accessed, from unauthorized modification, destruction or disclosure.
I further agree that in performing the Volunteer Activities, I will not (a) give medical advice to any YSC program or event attendee or other person; (b) offer items for sale at or in connection with any of YSC’s programs or events; (c) offer any program or event using YSC’s name, trademark or logo without the prior written approval of an authorized employee, officer or director and/or board member of YSC; or (d) enter into any agreement, open any bank account or act in any other way that legally binds, or that holds me out to any third party as acting on behalf of, YSC.
This Release shall be governed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of New York. I agree that any dispute I may have concerning YSC or this Release shall be brought in the courts located in New York County, New York, and I consent to the personal jurisdiction and venue of such courts.
I agree that I am over eighteen (18) years of age and am qualified to perform the tasks that volunteers are being asked to perform in connection with the Volunteer Activities. This Release contains the entire understanding between myself and YSC concerning the Volunteer Activities. I have carefully read this Release and understand its contents, and acknowledge that I agree to the terms herein.