(“Volunteer”) has requested to provide services as an
unpaid volunteer at Clear Path for Veterans. By your signature below, you
agree/affirm that services provided to Clear Path for Veterans are strictly
voluntary and that you are not an employee and have no expectation of being
compensated for your services.
Volunteer hereby promises and
agrees to release, indemnify and hold harmless Clear Path for Veterans and its
affiliates, officers and agents from any and all claims, demands, losses,
liability, penalties, fines, causes of action, damage, costs, disbursements
including attorney’s fees, lawsuits or judgments of any kind or nature
whatsoever (collectively “Claims”) arising out of or related to any services
provided by the Volunteer including but not limited to any physical, mental or
other injury suffered or caused by the Volunteer. Volunteer acknowledges and agrees that in consideration
for this General Release and Waiver of Liability (“Agreement”) he/she is being
permitted to provide volunteer services at Clear Path for Veterans and that
absent the terms of this Agreement, the Volunteer would not be permitted to
provide such services.
Volunteer consents and authorizes Clear Path for Veterans
to utilize photographs and/or
video of the Volunteer and other materials which identify or depict the
Volunteer by picture or name, for its promotional and marketing purposes such
as flyers, website, social media and news media free of charge and without any
compensation owed to the Volunteer for such use. Volunteer forever waives any claim they may
have regarding Clear Path for Veteran’s use of their image, name, voice or
likeness whether via photo, video or any other format for any purpose including
promotional and marketing as outlined herein.
It is the responsibility of
every employee and volunteer to protect all confidential Clear Path for
Veterans information. Clear Path for Veterans’ confidential information
includes information concerning our Veterans, their families, and our
proprietary information (such as financial information, business plans, and
certain operating plans). We all share a
common interest in making sure it is not improperly or accidentally
disclosed. Do not discuss any of this
confidential information with anyone who does not work for us unless you have
an authorized business reason to do so.
If in doubt about what an authorized business reason is, consult with
the Executive Director or Director of Programs and Services. Internal
disclosures and discussions may take place only on a need-to-know basis that is
directly job and/or business related.
Confidential information may
be received via phone intake, voice mail, e-mail, text messages, and faxes, and
other means. We must close electronic
files, and/or return documents to a file when their use is completed, or at the
very least ensure information cannot be viewed by others who are not directly
working with that information.
The utmost in care should be taken when filing,
storing and disposing of confidential information. To be disposed of properly, confidential
documents must be shredded.
Clear Path for Veterans requires all volunteers to comply with all New York State
executive orders as pertains to Covid-19. This includes travel restrictions,
quarantine orders, and testing procedures. Volunteer agrees to follow all Health and Safety Regulations laid out by Clear Path for
Veterans in conjunction with CDC and Health Department guidelines.
is imperative to maintain our positive image in the community, so we continue
to receive the support needed to serve our Veterans, their families, and each
other. Our ability to do so is dependent
upon the actions and performance of our employees and volunteers. A positive attitude, using
good judgment, providing outstanding service, and responsible personal and
professional behavior on your part are necessary for us to continue our mission and maintain an outstanding
reputation. To help you support us,
Clear Path for Veterans wants you to know that we have the following
expectations of all of our volunteers:
To be an ambassador for our
Veterans and everyone else we serve; including each other.
Honesty, decency and
compassion. Ensure every action reflects exemplary ethical
The ability to build and
maintain trust; with everyone.
A deep understanding of, and
commitment to, the warrior culture.
Diversity will be embraced;
this includes culture, work habits, personal preferences and anything else that
Always communicate, inform
and discuss in a professional, constructive, and respectful manner.
Ask questions when you are
not sure about something or how to proceed.
Fulfill the responsibilities
and duties for which you volunteered
in a professional and courteous manner.
Additionally, please note that
although you are a Volunteer and not employed by Clear Path for Veterans (CPV),
New York State law still prohibits you from engaging in or being subjected to
sexual harassment while volunteering for CPV.
If you are subject to, or observe, sexual harassment of any kind related
to services you provide as a Volunteer, please immediately notify the Executive
Director so appropriate action may be taken.
This Agreement is established
under, and shall be governed and construed exclusively according to the laws of
the State of New York. Jurisdiction and
venue for any dispute arising from or related to this Agreement in any way
shall be exclusively limited to courts within Onondaga County in the State of