Terms and Conditions
My services to MARQ are provided strictly in a voluntary capacity as a volunteer, and without any express or implied promise of salary, compensation or other payment of any kind whatsoever.
My services are furnished without any employment-type benefits, including employment insurance programs, unemployment compensation, workers’ compensations insurance, vacation or sick time.
I will familiarize myself and comply with MARQ policies and procedures applicable to volunteers. In particular, I fully understand that MARQ expects high standards of moral and ethical treatment of the animals under its care. I will adhere strictly to these standards in my capacity as a volunteer.
I understand that I am representative of MARQ, and I will present myself in a professional manner including good hygiene and proper clothing attire.
I will not make decisions on behalf of the organization of the animals in its care or provide opportunities that are not approved by MARQ staff.
I understand that the handling of animals and other volunteer activities on behalf of MARQ may place me in a hazardous situation and could result in injury or death to me and/or damage to my personal property. On behalf of myself, and my heirs, personal representatives and assigns, I hereby release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless MARQ and its directors, officers, employees, volunteers, members, and agents from any and all claims, causes of action, and demands of any nature, whether known or unknown, arising out of or in connections with my Volunteer activities on behalf of MARQ.
I understand that MARQ does not maintain an insurance policy covering any circumstances arising from my participation in any Volunteer activities.
I understand that public relations is an important part of a Volunteers activities on behalf of MARQ. I hereby authorize MARQ to use any photographs of me in its possession for public relations purposes. I ask that MARQ use reasonable efforts to give me advance notice of any such use, but such notification is not a condition to release photographs for public relations purposes.
In signing this release, I acknowledge that I have read the foregoing waiver of liability and hold harmless agreement, understand it, and sign it voluntarily. I am at least 18 years of age and fully competent.