VOLUNTEER WAIVER & RELEASE OF PERSONAL LIABILITY:
In the event, I, or a registered family member, suffer any illness or accident requiring emergency hospitalization, medication, or other medical assistance while participating in a gleaning event, permission is given for any medical treatment which is deemed necessary and reasonable under the circumstances.
I fully understand and comprehend that reasonable care will be exercised by the adult staff for this gleaning event to protect the safety of those involved. I understand that the field supervisor’s instructions must be followed at all times, and that I am responsible for any damages caused to fields, farms, or equipment by me/my family members not following these instructions.
I do not hold the board, members, or employees of the Society of St. Andrew (SoSA,) or any volunteers liable for injury, bodily harm, accidents, or death of myself/my child during events sponsored by the Society of St. Andrew. Neither will I hold the person(s) who owns and/or operates the property from which we glean, salvage, or to which we deliver food, liable for accidents, injury, or death during the gleanings or other SoSA events.
PHOTO/VIDEO USAGE WAIVER INFORMATION:
Photos, videos, and other images in which I, or a registered family member, appear that are taken during gleanings may be used by the Society of St. Andrew for news coverage, social media, newsletters, reports, displays, and for other print, broadcast, web, or electronic news or promotional purposes.
SMS MESSAGING WAIVER INFORMATION:
On occasion, we use SMS messaging as a means to communicate with you, the volunteers, for any potential last-minute changes to a planned event. This would include but is not limited to, events being canceled due to unforeseen circumstances like inclement weather, natural disasters, etc.
You will receive a text message upon submission of your volunteer application. Please reply "YES" to receive updates from The Society of St. Andrew. Please understand that all standard msg & data rates apply. Reply "HELP" for help, STOP to cancel.
There is no established or routine schedule for SMS messages and these are not used for marketing purposes. SMS communications are intended to be a last-minute communications effort, in the unlikely event that unforeseen circumstances like inclement weather disrupt regularly scheduled events.
Please note we do not share, make available, or sell your personal information. This includes, but is not limited to, mobile numbers, email addresses, etc. We value your privacy and respect your information.
COVID-19 AMENDMENT WAIVER INFORMATION:
While we encourage staff and attendees to take everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread of any illness, including COVID-19, we must acknowledge there still exists a potential risk of encountering an individual who is COVID-positive and asymptomatic. You can review the research available online by copying and pasting this web address: https://covid19risk.biosci.gatech.edu/.
These preventative measures include but are not limited to,
Cleaning hands often.
Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
Staying home when you are sick.
Maintaining gleaning groups of 10 people or less
Using a cloth face-covering in public
Maintaining a distance of at least six feet from other people in social situations
In addition to the precautions above, I attest that:
I am not experiencing any symptoms of illness such as fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, or a new loss of taste.
I have not traveled internationally within the last 14 days.
To the best of my knowledge, I have not been exposed to someone with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19.
I myself have not been diagnosed with COVID-19 and am not awaiting test results to prove/disprove that fact.
If my responses to any of the above statements change; if I believe I have been exposed to COVID-19; or if I am simply feeling unwell, I agree to not attend the gleaning shift or event.
Research has shown these measures greatly reduce the risk of transmission of illnesses like COVID-19. However, the risk of encountering someone who is COVID-positive, even in small groups of 10 or less, has reached statistically significant levels and SoSA wants to be sure you are fully aware of this research.
In consideration of this information, signing this waiver and/or participation in any SoSA-related activities constitutes an agreement to the release of liability. Your electronic signature of the disclaimer/waiver, completely releases SoSA, its volunteers, farmers, donors, recipients, and any other partners of any potential or perceived liability in connection with the now-disclosed potential encounter with a COVID-positive person.
Any participation in SoSA-related activities is, in effect, active consent to this release of liability for SoSA and any of its partners.
I agree with the waiver terms above for myself or for a minor for which I am the legal guardian.