Volunteer Applicant Agreement and Liability Waiver
In anticipation that you will be accepted into Paws for Purple Hearts' volunteer program, please read and sign the agreement below.
I declare that the above information is accurate.
I authorize Paws for Purple Hearts to seek emergency medical treatment in case of an accident, injury, or illness.
I understand that if I am injured while acting as an unpaid member of the volunteer staff that I am not covered by applicable state Worker’s Compensation Law.
I understand that working with dogs involves risks, including possible injury, illness, death, damage to or destruction of property, and I choose to volunteer with Paws for Purple Hearts of my own free will with full knowledge and acceptance of those risks.
I indemnify and hold harmless Paws For Purple Hearts from and against any and all claims, losses, liabilities and damage to persons or property, expenses, costs and/or attorneys' fees arising out of the acts or omissions of Paws For Purple Hearts, its directors, officers, agents or employees, and I agree that anything whatsoever that happens relating to the dogs, their training, or my volunteer work with dogs will not result in any claims against Paws For Purple Hearts, its directors, officers, agents or employees by me or anyone acting on my behalf for personal injuries or property damages.
If I volunteer through the Department of Veterans Affairs ("VA"), Department of Defense ("DOD"), a state Veterans services department, or similar host organization, I understand and agree that any claims I may have that are related to the program will be referred to the host organization and that the host organization may, at its own discretion, pursue those claims further.