This volunteer agreement must be read by all gitm Foundation Volunteers. You have the ability to submit this form electronically at the bottom.
I certify that I agree to comply with all of The gitm Foundation’s policies and procedures, including, if applicable, The gitm Foundation’s policies and procedures for the Good Food Recovery. I affirm that I have no financial interest or affiliation with any organization which may have interests that conflict with, or appear to conflict with, the best interests of The gitm Foundation.
I understand that I am not an employee of The gitm Foundation and will not be compensated for any time spent volunteering, nor am I entitled to rights, privileges, or benefits of an employee of The gitm Foundation.
I also understand that The gitm Foundation expects each volunteer to honor the confidentiality of information learned during the normal course of working with clients or partner organizations, including the names, addresses, and other information about clients.
I understand that the activities which are typically performed by The gitm Foundation’s volunteers, and which may be performed by me as a gitm Foundation volunteer, may involve physical activity, contact with unidentified and unfamiliar persons, travel to and from various unspecified locations, and other potential risks of injury and property damage, and will require the exercise of reasonable care to avoid injury and/or damage. I further understand that if I am volunteering for The gitm Foundation as a Good Food Recovery food runner, I will be using my personal vehicle to transport food between locations, which involves potential risk of personal injury and damage to my vehicle.
I hereby certify that I have been provided with and have reviewed The gitm Foundation’s policies and procedures regarding the safe handling of food, and I agree to comply with all safe handling policies and procedures as directed by The gitm Foundation’s staff. If I am volunteering for The gitm Foundation as a Good Food Recovery food runner, I hereby certify that I have also been provided with The gitm Foundation’s Good Food Recovery policies and procedures regarding the safe transport of food, and I agree to comply with all policies and procedures regarding both the safe handling of and transport of food.
As a volunteer for The gitm Foundation, I understand that my safety and the safety of others is paramount. I understand that driving as a volunteer is a privilege, not a right, and therefore, I agree to:
- Provide evidence of my current status as a licensed driver
- Comply with all of The gitm Foundation’s policies and procedures and any directions provided by my supervisor
- Comply with all laws and regulations concerning driving, including laws pertaining to the use of seat belts, child safety seats, cell phone use, and speed limits
- Promptly notify my supervisor of any physical conditions, vehicle defects, or road conditions that might affect my safety or the safety of those I am driving
- Notify my supervisor of any traffic citations I receive—even if given while driving on my personal time
- Attend driver training at the request of The gitm Foundation
And, if involved in an accident, I agree to complete an Accident Report provided by The gitm Foundation and to cooperate with the police, my supervisor, and The gitm Foundation’s insurer, its insurance adjusters and attorneys.
If I am volunteering for The gitm Foundation as a Good Food Recovery food runner, I hereby declare and affirm under the penalties of perjury, that I have not received a citation for a moving violation or driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated in the past three years.
I pledge that if I drive my own vehicle on behalf of The gitm Foundation, I will maintain adequate personal auto insurance. I also understand that as a volunteer driver, my personal auto insurance will be activated for any accidents or incidents that involve my vehicle, including those that occur while I am serving as a volunteer driver for The gitm Foundation.
With knowledge of the hazards and potential dangers involved, I still wish to volunteer and hereby agree to assume any and all risks of personal injury or property damage, including damage to my personal vehicle, with respect to any liability of The gitm Foundation for such risks, of any accident or injury to person or property that I may sustain in connection with my participation as a gitm Foundation volunteer or in any of The gitm Foundation’s related activity. I understand that if I am injured in the course of my participation as a gitm Foundation volunteer, I am not covered by The gitm Foundation’s workers’ compensation coverage.
I hereby release and discharge The gitm Foundation and any of its directors, officers, employees, contractors, partners, and agents from any and all liability of responsibility for such accident or injury, and I agree that I, and my assignee’s, heirs, guardians, and legal representatives, will not make a claim or demand against or sue The gitm Foundation or any of its directors, officers, employees, contractors, partners, and agents for injury or damage resulting from my participation as a gitm Foundation volunteer or in any gitm Foundation related activity.
I hereby declare and affirm under the penalties of perjury, that I have never been convicted of a violent crime, child abuse, child pornography, child abduction, kidnapping, rape or any sexual offense. Further, I will not engage in any inappropriate, violent, or offensive behavior while volunteering with The gitm Foundation.
I understand that I may be photographed while volunteering and my signature (electronic or print) authorizes The gitm Foundation to use my picture in publications, on The gitm Foundation’s website and through The gitm Foundation’s social media outlets, in perpetuity.
I understand I am not permitted to take food or other items from the warehouse or any food distribution locations and that if I am observed taking anything I will be asked to return it and may be asked to cease volunteer service.
I understand that no smoking is permitted anywhere on The gitm Foundation premises, including both the main and supplemental and distribution or program locations, The gitm Foundation’s truck or van.
I understand that The gitm Foundation has the right to dismiss me as a volunteer, at any time, in its sole discretion.