Oklahoma Academy of Physician Assistants, Inc. (The “Academy”) is a non-profit corporation. The Academy regularly engages volunteers in its activities. In consideration for my ability to participate in Academy activities, by signing below, I, the Volunteer (or the Volunteer’s legal guardian, on the Volunteer’s behalf), agree that:
Policies and Safety Rules:
For my safety and that of others, I will comply with The Academy’s volunteer policies and safety rules and its other directions for all volunteer activities
Awareness and Assumption of Risk:
I understand that my volunteer activities may have inherent risks that may arise from The Academy’s activities themselves, operations, my own actions or inactions, or the actions or inactions of directors, officers, employees, contract employees, other volunteers, and others present at Academy events. These risks may include, but are not limited to, working in situations with many people and therefore exposed to illnesses, working in emotional or volatile environments, working at event venues, lifting objects, and performing repetitive tasks. I assume full responsibility for any and all risks of bodily injury, death, or property damage caused by or arising directly or indirectly from my presence or participation at Academy events or participation in Academy activities, regardless of the cause.
Waiver and Release of Claims:
I waive and release any and all claims against The Academy its directors, officers, employees, contract employees, and volunteers (associates), for any liability, loss, damages, claims, expenses and attorney’s fees (or attorneys’ fees) resulting from death, or injury to my person or property, caused by or arising directly or indirectly from my presence at Academy events, or participation in activities on behalf of The Academy, regardless of the cause and even if caused by negligence, whether passive or active. I agree not to sue any of the Released Parties on the basis of these waived and released claims. I understand that The Academy would only permit me to volunteer with my agreement to these waivers and releases
Medical Care Consent and Waiver:
I authorize The Academy to provide to me with medical personnel of its choice to provide medical assistance, transportation, and emergency medical services. This consent does not impose a duty upon The Academy to provide such medical assistance, transportation, or emergency medical services. Additionally, I waive and release any claims against the associates arising out of any treatment, or medical service, including the lack or timing of such, made in connection with my volunteer activities with The Academy.
I will defend, indemnify, and hold all associates harmless from and against any and all loss, damages, claims, expenses, and attorney’s fees (or attorneys’ fees) that may be suffered by any associate resulting directly or indirectly from my volunteer activities for The Academy, except and only to the extent the liability is caused by the gross negligence or willful misconduct of the relevant associate.
I consent to the unrestricted use of my image, voice, name, and/or story in any format including video, print, or electronic (materials) that any associate or others may create in connection with my participation in activities at or for The Academy. The Academy may make the materials available at its discretion to third parties, including photos, streamed, or other videos, on The Academy’s website and internal displays, in The Academy’s publications, or through any other media, including social networking websites. I waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product and acknowledge that I am not entitled to any compensation for creation or use of the finished product.
As a volunteer, I may have access to sensitive or confidential information. This information includes, but is not limited to, identity, address, contact information, credit card numbers, and financial information of The Academy clients, volunteers, sponsors, and associates. At all times during and after my participation, I agree to hold in confidence and not disclose or use any such confidential information except as required in my Academy volunteer activities or as expressly authorized in writing by The Academy’s Executive Director
Publicity and Photo Release:
I consent to the unrestricted use of my image, voice, name, and/or story in any format including video, print, or electronic (materials) that any associate or others may create in connection with my participation in activities at or for The Academy. The Academy may make the materials available at its discretion to third parties, including photos, streamed, or other videos, on The Academy website and internal displays, in The Academy. publications, or through any other media, including social networking websites and apps. I waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product and acknowledge that I am not entitled to any compensation for the creation or use of the finished product.
Volunteer Not an Employee
I understand that: 1) I am not an employee of The Academy. 2) I will not be paid for my participation. 3) I am not covered by or eligible for any insurance, health care, worker’s compensation, or other benefits.
I may choose at any time not to participate in an activity, or to stop my participation entirely, with The Academy.