In consideration of the services of Bonaparte’s Retreat and in consideration of being given the opportunity to participate as a volunteer for Bonaparte’s Retreat, I acknowledge and agree as follows:
I acknowledge that I am at least sixteen years old and that I have volunteered to foster, take care of, interact with, or otherwise provide volunteer services for the benefit of animals in the care of Bonaparte’s Retreat. I understand and agree that I am not an employee of Bonaparte’s Retreat and am not entitled to wages and/or benefits associated with my services. As a volunteer, I agree to follow all rules, policies, and procedures of Bonaparte’s Retreat while volunteering at its facility or outside of facility.
I fully understand that Bonaparte’s Retreat offers no warranty or guarantee as to any animal’s disposition, physical condition, health, or ability to interact with any person or other animal. Further, I fully understand all risks associated with my participation as a volunteer and fully assume said risks for injury, losses, or damages of any kind resulting from such risks involved in any associated activities.
I hereby agree to release and forever discharge and hold harmless Bonaparte’s Retreat and its directors, officers, employees, agents, volunteers, invitees, sponsors, donors, and all other persons or entities whomsoever from any and all claims (including liabilities, suits, or expenses), whether known or unknown, including claims caused or alleged to be caused by the negligence of Bonaparte’s Retreat or its directors, officers, employees, agents or otherwise, for injury, damage, death or other loss to me, my property, or the persons and property of third persons, in any way connected with my volunteering activities or my use of Bonaparte’s Retreat equipment or facilities. I understand and hereby agree to waive all claims I may have against Bonaparte’s Retreat and agree that neither I nor anyone acting on my behalf will make a claim or file a lawsuit against Bonaparte’s Retreat. I assume responsibility for my own safety during these activities.
I understand that public relations are an important part of volunteering with Bonaparte’s Retreat. I hereby authorize and consent that Bonaparte’s Retreat may copyright, publish, use, sell, or assign any and all photographic pictures, television spots, movie films, videotapes and/or sound recordings, or any part thereof, they have taken or made of me during volunteer work for publicity, advertising, or any other lawful purpose. I hereby waive any right I may have to inspect and/or approve the finished product that may be used. I hereby waive all claims for any compensation of such use or for damages.
I agree that this Volunteer Release Form (“Release”) is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of Tennessee and that it shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Tennessee. I agree 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.
I have carefully read, understand, and voluntarily sign this Release and acknowledge that it shall be effective and binding upon me, my minor children, and other family members, and my heirs, assigns, trustees, receivers, administrators, executors, representatives, agents, and estate and that it may be pled as a complete bar and defense to any action or other proceeding instituted or filed by me on account of any matter contained herein.