I understand I am spending time as a volunteer for Columbus Botanical Garden. I further acknowledge that no compensation is expected in return for volunteer services provided by me and that CBG will not provide any benefits traditionally associated with employment to me. I understand that as a volunteer, I may be involved in activities that have a potential risk of injury to my properties and self, and that I am responsible for my own insurance coverage in the event of personal injury or illness or damages to my person. I assume all risks associated with my volunteer activities, and hereby release and forever discharge CBG and its directors, officers, employees, agents, sponsors and donors from any and all claims for injuries to me, my family and my properties that may occur during or in connection with volunteering my time and services to CBG. I understand and acknowledge that this waiver and release discharges CBG from any liability or claim that I may have against CBG with respect to bodily injury, personal injury, illness, death or property damage that may result from the services I provide to CBG or occurring to me while providing volunteer services to CBG.
I hereby grant full permission to Columbus Botanical Garden to perform a background check on me. I understand this security check will cover information including, but not limited to, criminal history and past employment. I hereby release CBG and its directors, officers, employees, agents, sponsors and donors, as well as the entity performing the background check and its employees from any and all liability resulting from the furnishing of such information to CBG.
I hereby irrevocably grant full permission for the organizers, directors, and staff of Columbus Botanical Garden to use photographs, film and/or videotape of my likeness for promotions of the garden, for garden presentations, newsletters, and any other legal purpose as reasonably determined by CBG in its reasonable discretion. I hereby waive any rights of compensation or ownership thereto, and hold harmless CBG and its directors, officers, employees, agents, sponsors and donors from any claims for damage, libel, slander or invasion of privacy.
I acknowledge that I am 18 years of age or older or I am the legal guardian of the minor named above and authorized to execute this release on behalf of the minor volunteer. I have carefully read and understand the terms of this Volunteer Waiver and agree to execute it with full knowledge of the legal consequences and the personal risks to me or my minor child. I acknowledge that the provisions of this Volunteer Waiver shall be construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia. I agree that in the event any clause or provision of this Volunteer Waiver is deemed invalid or unenforceable, the remaining terms hereof shall remain in full force and effect.
Volunteer activities will take place at the Columbus Botanical Garden, 3603 Weems Road, Columbus, GA 31909.