Spartanburg Area Conservancy Volunteer Release and Waiver of Liability

This Volunteer Release and Waiver of Liability (the “release”) releases Spartanburg Area Conservancy (“SPACE”), a nonprofit corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of South Carolina and each of its directors, officers, employees, and agents.  The Volunteer desires to provide services for SPACE and engage in activities related to serving as a volunteer.  The Volunteer understands that the scope of their relationship with SPACE is limited to a volunteer position and that no compensation is expected in return for services. SPACE will not provide any benefits traditionally associated with employment to the Volunteer, and that Volunteer is responsible for his/her own insurance coverage in the event of personal injury or illness because of the Volunteer’s services to SPACE. 

In consideration of being allowed to participate in SPACE related recreational or volunteer activities, the Volunteer acknowledges and agrees to the following items: 

Waiver and Release: I, the Volunteer, release and forever discharge and hold harmless SPACE and its successors and assigns from any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind of nature, either in law or in equate, which arise or may hereafter arise from the SPACE-related recreational or volunteer activities that I participate in.  I understand and acknowledge that this Release discharges SPACE from liability or claim that I may have against SPACE with respect to bodily injury, personal injury, illness, death, or property damage that may result from the services I provide to SPACE or occurring while I am participating in recreational activities. 
Compensation & Insurance: Further, I understand that SPACE does not assume any responsibility for or obligation to provide me with financial compensation or other assistance, including but not limited to medical, health, or disability benefits or insurance.  I expressly waive any such claim for compensation or liability on the part of SPACE beyond what may be offered freely by SPACE in the event of injury or medical expenses incurred by me.

Medical Treatment: I hereby release and forever discharge SPACE from any claim whatsoever which arises or may hereafter arise on account of any first-aid treatment or other medical services rendered in connection with an emergency during my participation in SPACE activities. 

Assumption of Risk: I understand that the activities I participate in with  SPACE may include activities that may be hazardous or inherently dangerous to me including, but not limited to, heavy lifting, slips, trips, falls, handling of old materials, exposure to the elements, heat exhaustion, sunburn, and dehydration. As a willing Participant, I hereby expressly assume risk of injury or harm from these activities and release SPACE from all liability. 

Photographic Release:  I grant and convey to SPACE all right, title, and interests in any and all photographs, images, or video recordings of me made by SPACE in connection with my participating in SPACE-related events for social media content or other promotional materials. 

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 South Carolina and that this release shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of South Carolina.  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.