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General Waiver

Release of Claims and Waiver of Liability By Volunteer

By signing below, I agree to all of the terms and conditions of this Release of Claims and Waiver of Liability (referred to below as “Release”).

I understand that “the Sponsors” as used in this Release refers, individually and collectively, to the following organizations and persons: the State Board of Missions of the Alabama Baptist State Convention (ALSBOM), an Alabama non-profit corporation, including ALSBOM’s Office of Collegiate & Student Ministries and Office of Global Missions, and all of ALSBOM’s employees and agents.

I understand that the Sponsors are providing an opportunity for volunteers to participate in Christian missionary services as described below. These missionary services, including all travel and other activities in connection with the missionary services, are referred to in this Release as “the Mission Program.”

Description of the Mission Program:  The Mission Program involves Missions and service projects that Baptist Campus Ministries groups from across Alabama serve in during various breaks (Fall, Spring, Summer, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.) and throughout other parts of the school year in Alabama, the United States and across the world.

Status as a Volunteer.  I understand that I will be participating in the Mission Program as a volunteer and not as an employee, and that I will not receive any monetary payment or other compensation for any services which I may render.

No Insurance.  I understand that the Sponsors do not assume any responsibility or obligation to provide financial or other assistance to me if I am injured while serving as a volunteer.  The Sponsors have no obligation to provide medical or health insurance, disability insurance, workers compensation coverage, or any other insurance to provide benefits or coverage to me if I a suffer an injury, illness, death, or property damage while serving as a volunteer.  I affirm that I have insurance sufficient to cover any injury or damage I may suffer or cause while participating in the Mission Program.  I further affirm that I have no medical, physical, or emotional conditions which could interfere with or compromise the safety of myself or other participants in the Mission Program.

Waiver and Release. I release and forever discharge and hold harmless the Sponsors from any claim or liability that I may now or hereafter have against the Sponsors respect to any bodily injury, personal injury, illness, death or property damage arising out of my participation in the Mission Program.  I make this Release on my own behalf, as well as on behalf of my heirs, personal representatives, and any other person claiming through me.

Agreement to Indemnify.  If I or any person acting on my behalf brings against a Sponsor any claim which I have waived or for which I have assumed the risk under this Release, I will indemnify and hold the Sponsors harmless from any cost or expense of any kind arising from such claim, including court costs and reasonable attorneys fees.

Medical Treatment.  I authorize the Sponsors to provide or arrange for first-aid or emergency treatment if I am injured or become ill while participating in the Mission Program.  I release and forever discharge the Sponsors from any claim whatsoever arising from such treatment.  The Sponsors shall have no duty or obligation to provide medical treatment to me, and I agree to assume the cost of any medical treatment which is provided for me.

Severability.  Every term and provision of this Release is intended to be severable. If any clause is found to be unenforceable or invalid, all of the other terms and provisions of this Release will remain binding and enforceable

I have read this document carefully.  I understand this Release is a legal document which limits or waives rights or claims of right which I might otherwise have.  I intend for this Release to be a general release of liability and for this Release to be interpreted as broadly as the law permits in favor of the Sponsors.

I have freely and voluntarily signed this Release below to indicate my agreement to its terms.

**If the student is under 19 then a Parent or Guardian will need to sign the release form below.

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