Volunteer Application and Agreement



Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Alley Cat Allies! We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available, with more being added every day. Help us get to you know you, and your specific volunteer interests by filling out the two page application below.
 
Thank you again for your interest in supporting our movement to protect and improve cats’ lives!
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And now for the legal stuff!
Confidentiality Agreement

In consideration of this opportunity to volunteer, I agree to the following terms and conditions, intending to be legally bound by them:

1.  I agree to act in Alley Cat Allies’ best interests.

2.  I understand that I may have access to confidential, proprietary, or legally privileged information (collectively referred to as “confidential information”) about Alley Cat Allies as well as the constituents Alley Cat Allies serves.

3.  Confidential information includes, but is not limited to: Alley Cat Allies’ donors, supporters, and employees; constituents Alley Cat Allies serves; Alley Cat Allies strategic plans and other business plans; and financial information.

4.  All confidential information is the property of Alley Cat Allies.

5.  I agree not to disclose any confidential information to anyone outside of Alley Cat Allies or to remove or make copies of confidential information for my own use or for the use of others, unless I have received prior authorization from Alley Cat Allies.

6.  I understand these obligations of confidentiality shall continue indefinitely.

7.  I shall return from my possession all documents, papers, and other materials, regardless of medium, that may contain or be derived from confidential, proprietary, or privileged information.

8.  In the event that I breach this confidentiality agreement, I understand that I am responsible for economic damages and extra expenses Alley Cat Allies incurs as a result of my breach, as well as for Alley Cat Allies’ legal costs in pursuing legal action against me to recover those damages and expenses.
Volunteer Agreement, Release and Waiver of Liability

This Volunteer Agreement, Release and Waiver of Liability (the “Release”) executed upon submission of this Volunteer Application in favor of Alley Cat Allies, a non-profit organization, its directors, officers, employees, and agents (collectively, “Alley Cat Allies”).

Volunteer and/or Guardian desires that Volunteer work as a volunteer for Alley Cat Allies and engage in the activities related to being a volunteer (the “Activities”). 

Volunteer and/or Guardian does hereby freely, voluntarily, and without duress, execute this Release under the following terms: 

1.  Release and Waiver. 

Volunteer and/or Guardian does hereby release and forever discharge and hold harmless Alley Cat Allies and its successors; and assigns from any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, which arise or may hereafter arise from Volunteer’s activities with Alley Cat Allies. 

Volunteer and/or Guardian understands that this Release discharges Alley Cat Allies from any liability or claim that the Volunteer and/or Guardian may have against Alley Cat Allies with respect to any bodily injury, personal injury, illness, death, or financial or property damage that may result from Volunteer’s activities with Alley Cat Allies caused by the negligence of Alley Cat Allies. Volunteer and/or Guardian also understands that Alley Cat Allies does not assume any responsibility for or obligation to provide financial assistance or other assistance, including but not limited to medical, health, or disability insurance in the event of injury or illness. 

2.  Assumption of the Risk. 

Volunteer and/or Guardian hereby expressly and specifically assumes the risk of injury or harm in the activities and release Alley Cat Allies from all liability for injury, illness, death, or financial or property damage resulting from the activities. 

3.  Photographic and Audio Release.  

Volunteer and/or Guardian hereby consents to the photographing of his or her self and/or to the recording of his or her image and/or voice.  Alley Cat Allies is hereby authorized to use or cause to be used said still photographs or motion picture footage, recordings of the Volunteer’s and/or Guardian’s voice, and/or the Volunteer’s and/or Guardian’s name for advertising, publicity, commercial, educational, and/or other business purposes.  Said photographs and/or recordings may be used singularly or in conjunction with other photographs and/or recordings.

Alley Cat Allies has the Volunteer’s and/or Guardian’s authorization to reproduce, or cause to be reproduced, and used, such photographs, video, and/or voice recordings.  The same may be exhibited in all domestic and foreign markets.  The Volunteer and/or Guardian understands that others may use and/or reproduce said photographs with or without Alley Cat Allies’ consent.

Volunteer and/or Guardian does hereby grant and convey unto Alley Cat Allies all rights, title, and interest in any and all photographic images and video or audio recordings made by Alley Cat Allies during Volunteer’s activities with Alley Cat Allies, including, but not limited to, any royalties, proceeds, or other benefits derived from such photographs or recordings. 

4.  Volunteer only.  

Nothing contained in this agreement is intended to create an employment relationship, partnership, joint venture or relationship other than that of a volunteer. As such, the Volunteer and/or Guardian shall not be entitled to benefits accorded to Alley Cat Allies employees including without limitation worker’s compensation, disability insurance, vacation, sick pay, or healthcare insurance.   The Volunteer and/or Guardian is responsible for obtaining any licenses and permits that may be required, usual or necessary for his or her volunteer work with Alley Cat Allies.

5.  Materials.  

All materials, including without limitation documents, drafts, notes, designs, media, electronic files and lists, including all additions to, deletions from, alterations of, and revisions, which are furnished to the volunteer  by Alley Cat Allies or which are developed in the process of performing volunteer work are the property of Alley Cat Allies. The volunteer is granted no rights with Alley Cat Allies materials and shall promptly return all materials upon request and at the termination of this agreement. Neither the Volunteer and/or Guardian shall use or disclose Alley Cat Allies materials to any third party.

6.  Other. 

Volunteer and/or Guardian expressly agrees that this Release is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of Maryland, and that this Release shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Maryland. Volunteer and/or Guardian agrees 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. Volunteer and/ or Guardian hereby agrees that he/she is donating this time and that no compensation will be given for the volunteer work. Volunteer understands that no out-of-pocket expense will be paid.

By selecting the "I Accept" button, entering your full name below, and selecting "submit", you are signing this Volunteer Application and Agreement electronically with an electronic signature.   You agree your electronic signature is the legal equivalent of your manual signature on this Agreement.  By selecting "I Accept" you consent to be legally bound by this Volunteer Application and Agreement's Volunteer & Confidentiality Agreement and Release and Waiver of Liability.




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