In consideration of the participation of helping families obtain affordable housing in the program of Habitat for Humanity, the undersigned (volunteer) hereby agrees to donate and offer his/her personal services and labor, free of charge, to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville (HFHGN). Volunteer understands and agrees that they are not an employee of HFHGN and are not entitled to any wages and/or benefits associated with their services.
Volunteer acknowledges and 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 further agrees, on behalf of himself/herself and on behalf of his/her heirs, assigns, trustees, receivers, administrators, executors and agents to release and forever discharge Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville, and its divisions, Habitat ReStore, Habitat for Humanity International, Inc., their directors, officers, employees, agents, volunteers, invitees, sponsors, cash donors, in-kind donors, and all other persons or entities whomsoever, including without limitation Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott (“HFHGN”), of and from any and all actions, claims, and demands, Volunteer understands that this Release discharges HFHGN for 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 HFHGN whether caused by the negligence of HFHGN or its officers, directors, employees, or agents or otherwise. Volunteer understands that HFHGN 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.
Volunteer does hereby release and forever discharges and holds harmless HFHGN and its successors and assigns from any liability or claim whatsoever which arises or may hereafter arise on account of any first aid, treatment, or service rendered in
Volunteer does hereby grant and convey unto HFHGN all right, title and interest in any and all photographic images and video or audio recordings made by HFHGN during the Volunteer’s work for HFHGN, including, but not limited to, any royalties, proceeds, or other benefits derived from such photographs or recordings.
The undersigned acknowledges that he/she has read this Release and understands that this Release may be pled as a complete bar and defense to any action or other proceedings instituted or filed by Volunteer on account of any matter contained herein.
Volunteer expressly agrees that this Release is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of Tennessee and that this Release shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Tennessee. 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.
If for any reason I believe that my working as a volunteer for HFHGN might endanger myself or others, or I have knowledge of or suspect any dishonest, deceptive, illegal or unethical activities, I must report this to the Construction Director immediately at the site, the CAO and/or the Human Resources Manager. This might include, among other things, improper use of agency property, communicable diseases, physical impairments, and medication (prescription and/ or otherwise that might impair my judgment). I am volunteering for HFHGN at my own risk, and I have read the HFHGN Safety Manual.
If I encounter an injured person, I should not attempt to provide medical attention to the person, unless I am a licensed medical professional. I must notify the person’s listed below immediately. I understand and agree to adhere by HFHGN policies and will not conduct myself in actions that may discriminate against or harass others. I also understand that in the event my behavior or actions are determined by HFHGN staff as not in keeping with the Habitat mission, HFHGN staff reserve the right to relieve me of my volunteer duties indefinitely and escort me off of HFHGN property.
Removable Media Policy
Any removable media (USB Flash Drives, External Hard Drives, Memory Cards) used by employees, on the property of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville, personal or HFHGN owned, must be registered with the Information Technology Director. Should there be a separation of HFHGN and the employee; the removable media will be scanned for HFHGN content, which will be removed. Volunteers are not allowed to use any such media, without expressed permission from the Information Technology Director. Employees and volunteer staff are required to sign a form stating they understand and will comply with the Removable Media Policy.
Senior Vice President of Construction Chip Wilson, 615-633-6111
Chief Administrative Officer Lucile Houseworth, 615-210-3554
Human Resources Director Martha Grindeland, 615-260-0595
I understand and acknowledge that by signing this Release I knowingly assume the risk of injury, harm and loss associated with the activities of volunteering with HFHGN. I also understand that the Released Parties do 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, illness, death or property damage. I also acknowledge that HFHGN’s policy is to check the registration of homeowner applicants, board members, employees and key volunteers in the state’s sex offender registry.
It is the policy of HFHGN that children under the age of 16 are not allowed on HFHGN worksites while construction is in progress. It is further the policy of HFHGN that, while minors between the ages of 16 and 18 may be allowed to participate in construction work, using power tools, excavation, demolition, working on rooftops and similar activities are not permitted for anyone under the age of 18.
Upon signing up to volunteer, you will be required to enter the date you agreed to the waiver and print your name as acceptance.
Home Room Volunteers
Volunteers will get to spend quality time with the children of our future homeowners by assisting them with homework, participating in art & crafts projects, along with other assorted games and activities. Volunteers will be with the children while their parents attend Habitat's Homeowner Academy classes. Classes are usually held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the main Habitat Offices.
We ask volunteers to arrive at 5:30pm (or soon thereafter) for a brief orientation and to assist with kids who arrive early.The actual Home Room classes do not start until 6:00pm. All volunteers must be a minimum of 16 years of age, regardless of supervision. Volunteers under 18 must have a release form signed by a parent or legal guardian. Also, we DO NOT accept court-ordered community service and cannot provide proof of such service to the courts.
414 Harding Place Suite 100
Nashville, TN 37211
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