Volunteer Application

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Volunteer Interests


Criminal Background
Retrieving Freedom, Inc. may require volunteers who work directly/closely with disabled adults and children recipients/potential recipients and individuals to submit to a background check. Criminal conviction does not necessarily bar an applicant from volunteering. The nature of the offense will be taken into consideration before a decision is made.

Photo, Video, & Recording Release
I, hereby grant permission to Retrieving Freedom, Inc. and its representatives to take photographs or videos of me and to make recordings of my voice at their events or RFI locations at 20360 Tangle Nook Road, Sedalia, Missouri 65301 and 1152 230th Street, Waverly, IA 50677. I understand that there is constant video surveillance at the facility for the use of training service dogs and the behaviors associated with that. These images and videos are included in this consent, waiver, indemnity, and release. I further grant to the producers and their representatives the right to reproduce, use, exhibit, display, broadcast and distribute and create derivative works of these images and recordings in any media now known or later developed. I acknowledge that Retrieving Freedom, Inc., owns all rights to the images and recordings.

I hereby waive any right to inspect or approve the use of the images or recordings or of any written copy. I further waive all moral rights. l also waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising from or related to the use of the images, recordings, or materials. I hereby release, defend, indemnify and hold harmless the producers from and against any claims, damages or liability arising from or related to the use of the images, recordings or materials, including but not limited to claims of defamation, invasion of privacy, or rights of publicity or copyright infringement, or any misuse, distortion, blurring, alteration, optical illusion or use in composite form that may occur or be produced in taking, processing, reduction or production of the finished product, its publication or distribution. I am competent to contract in my own name. I have read this document before signing below, and I fully understand the contents, meaning and impact of this consent, waiver, indemnity and release. This consent, waiver, indemnity and release is binding on me, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns.

Liability Release
I indemnify and hold harmless from and against all claims, losses, liabilities, and damage to persons or property, governmental charges or fines and attorney's fees arising out of the acts or omissions of Retrieving Freedom, Inc. Volunteering, training classes, meetings, or any gatherings sponsored by or conducted at Retrieving Freedom, Inc. facilities, including but not limited to interactions with instructors, attendees, or animals. 

I am willing to execute this agreement which will make sure that anything whatsoever that happens relating to the dogs, their training or my training with a dog, no matter whose fault it is, will not result in any claims for personal injuries or property damages against Retrieving Freedom, Inc., its officers, agents, or employees. 

By signing this agreement below, I understand and agree to everything in it. If any person, including me, is injured, or any property, including mine, is damaged, I will never make a claim against Retrieving Freedom, Inc., its officers agents or employees for personal injuries or property  damage relating to my volunteering, the dogs, or their training, I will pay the claims or judgment.  

Volunteer Conditions

I agree to represent RFI in a moral, ethical and humane way in all that I do while volunteering services for the organization. This includes but is not limited to dress, public appearances, social media (posts), time at the facility, or anywhere I could be considered representing RFI. 

As a volunteer for Retrieving Freedom Inc., I agree to abide by all applicable rules and regulations of the organization and the laws in Iowa and Missouri governing working with disabled adults and children. I understand that I will receive no monetary benefits in return for my volunteer service(s). I understand that Retrieving Freedom Inc. may terminate this agreement at any time, without prior notice, for any reason. I hereby authorize Retrieving Freedom Inc. to check my references, and I understand that a criminal background check may be required.

I certify that my answers on this application are true and complete and that I have not knowingly withheld any information that might, if disclosed, affect my application unfavorably. I understand that any misrepresentation or omission of facts on this application could be cause for rejection of this application or dismissal from a volunteer position already started with Retrieving Freedom, Inc.

I understand that after I submit my application, it will be reviewed and my eligibility for volunteer work will be determined. If selected as a volunteer candidate, I agree to attended an Introduction Handling Class, before signing up for volunteer opportunities. 

I hereby release and waive liability against Retrieving Freedom Inc., a non-profit organization, the director, officers, employees and agents, its successors and assigns, for any injuries or illness that I myself or my dependent(s) may suffer in connection with any volunteer work performed for Retrieving Freedom Inc. Further, I agree that Retrieving Freedom Inc. is not liable for any damage to my property or my dependent's property resulting from volunteer work for them. I agree that this release is as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the state of Iowa or Missouri.