Thank you for your interesting in volunteering with Bethesda to help people with disabilities live the lives they want. Complete the application form below to start your journey as a volunteer with Bethesda!
I am aware that volunteering with Bethesda Lutheran Communities involves risks of personal injury, property damage and other risks associated with volunteering. I understand that I will not be paid or compensated in any way for my services as a volunteer. Bethesda Lutheran Communities is not responsible or liable for my personal effects and property and that it will not provide lock up or security for any items. In the event that I am unable to do so because of injury, I consent to administration of first aid and other medical treatment of an injury and agree to pay the costs of any such treatment. I understand that I am to abide by whatever policies, rules and regulations governing volunteer services at Bethesda Lutheran Communities. I also understand that volunteer work is based on mutual consent and that either myself, or Bethesda Lutheran Communities can end the volunteer relationship at any time without notice.
AUTHORIZATION FOR RELEASE OF INFORMATION
I certify this application was completed by me and the entries contained in this application are true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that misrepresentation or omission of facts requested on this application may be grounds for rejection of this application or dismissal as a volunteer if subsequently discovered. I authorize an inquiry which may provide information background concerning my character, general reputation, and past work performance. I hereby authorize Bethesda Lutheran Communities, Inc. to inquire, and also authorize the request of each former employer, educational institution, persons, credit bureaus, governmental and law enforcement agencies to answer all questions which may be legally asked, and to release all information which may be legally sought. I hereby release all parties from any liability or responsibility for doing so, I understand and agree that, if accepted as a volunteer, my volunteer status is for no definite period and may be terminated at any time without any prior notice.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
It is the policy of Bethesda Lutheran Communities, Inc. to provide equal opportunities for volunteer services. All qualified candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, national origin or ancestry, gender, age disability or handicap, veteran status, or any other basis of discrimination prohibited by federal or state law.
WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LEGAL CLAIMS FOR NEGLIGENCE
I hereby waive, release and discharge Bethesda Lutheran Communities, Inc. and its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, members and volunteers, from any and all claims, actions, suits, and demands based on allegedly negligent acts or omissions arising from or in any way relating to my service as a volunteer. I understand that I am not hereby waiving and releasing any claims based upon intentionally or recklessly wrongful conduct.
By signing, I acknowledge that I have carefully read and fully understand everything written and I am voluntarily signing this waiver and release of liability agreement between myself and Bethesda Lutheran Communities as my own free act.
If the volunteer is a minor (under the age of 18) a parent or guardian must give permission and agree to the above Volunteer Agreement by signing below.