This Release and Waiver of Liability (the “Release”) hereby releases Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled, a California non-profit corporation, and each of its directors, officers, employees, and agents (“CU”) as follows:
I desire to provide volunteer services at Camp Krem. I understand that Camp Krem is located in a wilderness area with accompanying hazards typical to wilderness areas. I further understand that Camp Krem and much of the surrounding region was recently heavily damaged by wildfire, and as a result of the wildfire and efforts to combat the fire, Camp Krem and surrounding areas are inherently dangerous due to factors including, but not limited to, structurally unsound buildings and pavement, falling trees and branches, unstable ground, and smoke, ash, and other pollutants in the air that may be hazardous to breathe or damaging to my property.
I understand that the scope of my relationship with CU is limited to a volunteer position, and that no compensation is expected in return for my services; that CU will not provide any benefits associated with employment to me; and that I am responsible for my own insurance coverage in the event of personal injury or illness that may be sustained while providing volunteer services to CU beyond that available from our volunteer insurance.
1. Waiver and Release:
I hereby release and hold harmless CU and its successors and assigns, its directors, officers, employees, agents, and volunteers 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 my providing of services to CU.
I understand and acknowledge that this Release discharges CU, its successors and assigns, directors, officers, employees, agents, and volunteers from any liability or claim that I may have against CU with respect to bodily injury, personal injury, illness, death, or property damage that may result from my providing of services to CU or occurring while I am providing volunteer services.
2. Insurance: I further understand that CU 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 hereby expressly waive any such claim for compensation or liability on the part of CU, and its successors and assigns, its directors, officers, employees, agents, and volunteers beyond what may be offered freely by CU or others in the event of injury or medical expenses incurred by me. I further understand that any provision of aid or compensation by CU or others is not an acceptance of liability, and creates no expectation of additional aid or compensation.
3. Medical Treatment: I hereby Release and forever discharge CU and its successors and assigns, its directors, officers, employees, agents, and volunteers from any claim which arises or may hereafter arise in relation to any first-aid treatment or other medical services rendered in connection with my volunteer service to CU.
4. Assumption of Risk: I understand that the services I provide to CU may include activities that may be hazardous to me including, but not limited to, debris clearing, erosion control, repair to damaged or destroyed infrastructure, transiting steep and possibly unstable terrain, operating motor vehicles, machinery, or other equipment, handling tools, and other inherently dangerous activities.
As a volunteer, I hereby expressly assume risk of injury or harm from these activities and release CU, and its successors and assigns, its directors, officers, employees, agents, and volunteers from all liability.
5. Other: I expressly agree that this Release shall be interpreted as broadly and inclusively as permitted by law, and that this Release shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of California. 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.
By signing below, I express my understanding and intent to enter into this Release and Waiver of Liability willingly and voluntarily.