Volunteer Application

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Why do you want to volunteer with St. Vincent de Paul?
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Volunteer Agreement

Thank you for volunteering your time and talent with us at St. Vincent de Paul. Without volunteers like you, we would not be able to do what we do to serve those in need. Our highest priority is to show respect and love to both our volunteers and the clients we serve, and to provide the opportunity to grow as individuals. To this end, we have put together a list of things that you can expect from our staff and what we ask of you as a volunteer. Again, we are truly grateful for your willingness to help our agency and the people we serve

We, St. Vincent de Paul, will do our best to:

  1. Provide you with any training and support that you need.
  2. Provide check-in meetings and updates with a staff support contact.
  3. Provide volunteer experiences that respect your skills, dignity and individual wishes.
  4. Consult with you and keep you informed of changes and things going on at SVdP.
  5. Provide a safe and meaningful volunteer experience.

Here are a few basic guidelines that we ask you to follow:

  1. Please provide as much notice as possible in the event that you cannot volunteer as expected.
  2. Please check in with your staff support contact during your volunteer shift.
  3. Please leave valuables at home. St. Vincent de Paul cannot be responsible for lost or stolen personal items while you are volunteering.
  4. Confidentiality and professionalism are of the utmost importance when working with people in need. Please do not share personal client information unless it is with a relevant St. Vincent de Paul staff member. Also, do not share your personal information with clients.
  5. You may not take from our premises goods or property belonging to St. Vincent de Paul or given to St. Vincent de Paul to benefit the needy without written approval of your supervisor.
  6. Please do not accept tips.
  7. Please understand that you may be asked to leave the property if you do not follow the policies of St. Vincent de Paul or the directions of a staff member.

Volunteer Release and Waiver of Liability

This Volunteer Release and Waiver of Liability (the “Release”) executed by (please provide first and last name above) (“Volunteer”) releases The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Cincinnati (“The Society of St. Vincent de Paul”), a nonprofit corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Ohio and each of its directors, officers, employees, and agents. The Volunteer desires to provide volunteer services for The Society of St. Vincent de Paul and engage in activities related to serving as a volunteer.

The Volunteer understands that the scope of the Volunteer’s relationship with The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is limited to a volunteer position and that no compensation is expected in return for services provided by Volunteer; that The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will not provide any benefits traditionally associated with employment to Volunteer; and that Volunteer is responsible for his/her own insurance coverage in the event of personal injury or illness as a result of Volunteer’s services to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

  1. Waiver and Release: I, the Volunteer, release and forever discharge and hold harmless The Society of St. Vincent de Paul 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 the services I provide to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul. I understand and acknowledge that this Release discharges The Society of St. Vincent de Paul from any liability or claim that I may have against The Society of St. Vincent de Paul with respect to bodily injury, personal injury, illness, death, or property damage that may result from the services I provide to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul or occurring while I am providing volunteer services.
  2. Insurance: Further I understand that The Society of St. Vincent de Paul does not assume any responsibility for or obligation to provide me with financial or other assistance, including but not limited to providing me with medical, health or disability insurance benefits or insurance of any nature in the event of my injury, illness, death or damage to my property arising out of my services as a volunteer. I expressly waive any such claim for compensation or liability against The Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
  3. Medical Treatment: I hereby release and forever discharge The Society of St. Vincent de Paul from any claim whatsoever which arises or may hereafter arise on account of any first-aid treatment or other medical services rendered to me in connection with an emergency during my tenure as a Volunteer with The Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
  4. Assumption of Risk: I understand that the services I provide to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul may include activities that may be hazardous to me, including but not limited to, strenuous and/or physical labor, lifting, climbing and other inherently dangerous activities. As a Volunteer, I hereby expressly assume the risk of injury or harm from these activities and release the Society of St. Vincent de Paul from all liability for injury, illness, death or property damage resulting from the services I provide as a Volunteer or occurring while I am providing volunteer services.
  5. Photographic Release: I grant and convey to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul all right, title, and interests in any and all photographs, images, video, or audio recordings of me or my likeness or voice made by The Society of St. Vincent de Paul in connection with my providing volunteer services to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
  6. Confidentiality Statement: I agree that the personal information about the clients who The Society of St. Vincent de Paul serves or provides services to, as well as the personal information of any and all donors and volunteers is to be considered confidential and proprietary. I will not disclose, publish or otherwise reveal any such confidential information without written authorization by The Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
  7. Other: As a Volunteer, I expressly agree that this Release is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of Ohio and that this Release shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio. I agree that in the event that any clause or provision of this Release is deemed invalid, the enforceability of the remaining provisions of this Release shall not be affected.

If Volunteer is under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must agree on his/her behalf.
My child has my permission to volunteer at The Society of St. Vincent de Paul and I accept the conditions of this Volunteer Release and Waiver of Liability as stated on this form on behalf of my child.