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Release and Waiver of Liability

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY! THIS IS A LEGAL DOCUMENT THAT AFFECTS
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS!

This Release and Waiver of Liability (the “Release”) is executed on the day of purchase in favor of Hope Floats, a nonprofit corporation existing under the laws of the State of California, USA, the hosting Hope Float’s Charity(s), both foreign and domestic, and any other Hope Floats affiliated organizations, and their directors, officers, trustees, employees, volunteers and agents (collectively, “Hope Floats and Partners”).

I, the Volunteer, desire to work as a volunteer for Hope Floats and Partners and engage in the activities related to being a volunteer (“Activities”).
I understand that my Activities may include but are not limited to the following:
Walking, Lifting, General Manual Labor, Cooking, Use of light machinery or
tools, kitchen implements, Community cleanup, Painting, Light renovation work

I, the Volunteer, hereby freely, voluntarily and without duress execute this Release under the following terms:

RELEASE AND WAIVER.

I, the Volunteer, do hereby release and forever discharge and hold harmless Hope Floats and Partners and their 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 my Activities with Hope Floats and Partners. I understand and acknowledge that this Release discharges Hope Floats and Partners from any liability or claim that I may have against Hope Floats and Partners with respect to any bodily injury, personal injury, illness, death or property damage that may result from my Activities with Hope Floats and Partners, whether caused by the negligence of Hope Floats and Partners or their officers, directors, employees, agents or otherwise. I also understand that Hope Floats and Partners do not assume any responsibility for or
obligation to provide financial assistance or other assistance, including but not limited to medical, health or disability insurance in the event of injury, illness, death or property damage.

It is the policy of Hope Floats that children under the age of 16 not be allowed on a Hope Floats service project while construction is in progress. It is further the policy of Hope Floats that, while children between the ages of 16 and 18 may be allowed to participate in construction work, ultra-hazardous activity such as using power tools, excavation, demolition or working on rooftops is not permitted by anyone under the age of 18.

I, the Volunteer hereby release and forever discharge Hope Floats from any claim which arises or may hereafter arise on account of any first aid, treatment or service rendered in connection with my activities with Hope Floats, or in the case of a minor child, with the decision by any representative or agent of Hope Floats to exercise the power of consent to medical or dental treatment as such power may be granted and authorized in the Parental Authorization for Treatment of a Minor Child.

MEDICAL TREATMENT.

I, the Volunteer, do hereby release and forever discharge Hope Floats and Partners from any claim or action whatsoever which arises or may hereafter arise on account of any first aid, treatment or service rendered in connection with my Activities with Hope Floats and Partners.

If the Volunteer is less than 18 years of age (a “minor”), the Volunteer and the parents having legal custody and/or the legal guardians of the Volunteer (the “Guardians”) also hereby release and forever discharge Hope Floats and Partners from any claim whatsoever which arises or may hereafter arise on account of the decision by any representative or agent of Hope Floats and Partners to exercise the power to consent to medical or dental treatment as such power may be granted and authorized in a Parental Authorization for Treatment of a Minor Child.

I, the Volunteer understand that, except as otherwise agreed to by Hope Floats in writing; Hope Floats does not carry or maintain health, medical or disability insurance coverage for any volunteer. Each Volunteer is expected and encouraged to obtain his or her own medical or health insurance coverage.

ASSUMPTION OF THE RISK.

I, the Volunteer, understand that my Activities may include work that may be hazardous, or potentially hazardous to me. I also understand there is some inherent risk in transportation to and from the service projects, and consuming local foods and water in the city(ies) or country(ies) visited. I further understand I may be traveling to and from locations where there is a risk of terrorism, war, insurrection, criminal activities, inclement weather or other circumstances that could threaten my health or safety. I also understand Hope Floats and Partners are under no obligation to pay ransom or make any other payments to secure the release of hostages. I hereby expressly and specifically assume the risk of injury or harm in the Activities and release Hope Floats and Partners
from all liability for any loss, cost, expense, injury, illness, death or property damage resulting directly or indirectly from the Activities.

INSURANCE.

I, the Volunteer, understand that, except as otherwise agreed to by Hope Floats and Partners in writing, Hope Floats and Partners are under no obligation to provide, carry, or maintain health, medical, travel, disability, or other insurance coverage for any Volunteer. Each Volunteer is expected and encouraged to obtain his or her own health, medical, travel, disability or other insurance coverage.

PHOTOGRAPHIC RELEASE.

I, the Volunteer, do hereby grant and convey unto Hope Floats and Partners all right, title and interest in any and all photographic images and video or audio recordings made by Hope Floats and Partners during my Activities with Hope Floats and Partners, including, but not limited to, any royalties, proceeds or other benefits derived from such photographs or recordings.

OTHER.

I, the Volunteer, expressly agree that this Release is intended to be as broad and
inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of California, USA, and that this Release shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of California, USA. I further agree that in the event any clause or provision of this Release shall be held to be invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such clause or provision shall not otherwise affect the remaining clauses or provisions of this Release, which shall continue to be enforceable.
Further, a waiver of a right under this Release does not prevent the exercise of any other right.

By completing my purchase of Hope Floats Shore Excursions, I express my understanding of this Release.

IMPORTANT: If the Volunteer is less than 18 years of age, a parent or guardian must also sign this Release and Waiver of Liability with a witness. The parent or guardian that executes this Release on behalf of a Volunteer who is under 18 years of age, hereby covenants, warrants, represents and agrees that he or she is executing this Release on behalf of, and as an agent for, any other individual who may be a parent or guardian of the Volunteer, and that by executing this Release, the undersigned is binding himself/ herself, the Volunteer and any other parent or guardian of the Volunteer, and all of their heirs, executors, personal representatives, assigns and estates to this Release.

  • Our Ports of Call

     

    Hope Floats currently has volunteer opportunities in these Caribbean Ports of Call:

     

    Antigua, Barbados, Belize, Cozumel, Nassau, St Lucia, St Thomas, & Tortola

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  • Antigua Trips

    Trips available M-F, 9 AM- 1 PM, unless otherwise noted

    Physical Involvement on trips: EASY, unless otherwise noted

     

     

    Sort Island cardboard, aluminum cans, glass, along side locals. Perfect for families with teenagers.
     

     

     

    Max Group Size
    4-8 people

    Age Requirements
    Age 12+ w/ Adult Chaperone

    Travel Notes
    5 miles from port. Must take Cab

    (too far to walk)

    SALVATION ARMY

    Meals on Wheels

    Help prepare and cook meals for 30 island shut ins. Delivery time is noon, if you’d like, stay after 1 PM to aid delivery.

     

    Max Group Size
    4
     

    Age Requirement
    12+ w/ Adult Chaperone

     

    Travel Notes
    10-15 min slightly hilly walk

    or 5 min cab ride

    SALVATION ARMY

    Thrift Store

    Help organize clothing, jewelry, and household items in this large, self-sustaining, local thrift store.
    Physical Involvement

    (No allergies due to dust)
     

    Max Group Size
    4
     

    Age Requirements
    12+ w/ Adult Chaperone

     

    Travel Notes

    10-15 min slightly hilly walk

    or 5 min cab ride

  • Barbados Trips

    Trips available M-F, 9 AM- 1 PM, unless otherwise noted

    Physical Involvement on trips: EASY, unless otherwise noted

    SALVATION ARMY

    Lunch Feeding Program

    Prep, cook, and then serve locals in a modern, extremely clean, dining facility while interacting with the locals.

    Max Group Size
    NO LIMIT

    Age Requirements
    5+ with Adult Chaperone

    Travel Notes
    20 min walk/ 10 min cab

    SALVATION ARMY

    Thrift Store

    Sort, wash, and display incoming donations in large, local thrift store which funds much of the outreach they do.


    Max Group Size
    NO LIMIT

    Age Requirements
    5+ with Adult Chaperone

    Travel Notes

    20 minute walk/ 10 minute cab

  • Belize Trips

    Trips available M-F, 9 AM- 1 PM, unless otherwise noted

    Physical Involvement on trips: EASY, unless otherwise noted

    Multiple opportunities to serve!

    Soup kitchen (Wed only), socializing with elderly shut-ins, donations, Fire victims support, feeding and taking care of elderly, assist with First aid and disaster preparedness.

    Max Group Size
    NO LIMIT

    Age Requirements
    5+ with Adult Chaperone

    Travel Notes
    15 minutes from ship

  • Cozumel

    'Isla Cozumel'

    Hope Floats has partnered with ShoreTrips.com, one of the biggest shore excursion companies in the world, as ShoreTrips Gives to offer more volunteer opportunities to more travelers!

     

    Our Cozumel Shore Excursions are sold through ShoreTrips.com.

     

  • Nassau Trips

    Trips available M-F, 9 AM- 1 PM, unless otherwise noted

    Physical Involvement on trips: EASY, unless otherwise noted

    Help feed, walk/ play with, dogs, cats, turtles, and two donkeys and help clean up after the animals. Assist veterinarians with medical care of 350+ animals a month and 25 dog and cat adoptions weekly.
    Onsite Thrift Store needs assistance to sort, organize, and price items.

    Max Group Size
    6 volunteers

    Age Requirement
    14+ with Adult Chaperone

    Travel Notes
    20 min walk (slightly uphill in the sun) or 5-10 min.

    cab/ jitney ride.

    No handicap access.

    60 year old local charity on 3+ acres. Local orphanage for rescuing children from trauma. While the kids are in school, you will be cleaning kids dorms, preparing food, launder + iron school uniforms, organize food pantry, tend to huge gardens and help care for 250+ chickens/roosters!

    Help maintain computer lab.

    Max Group Size
    10 volunteers


    Age Requirements
    5+ with Adult Chaperone

    Travel Notes
    15 min cab ride

    Prep, cook, and deliver for 125+ local shut-ins. Help assemble emergency kits with supplies for local disasters.





     

    Max Group Size
    6-7 Volunteers

    (can accommodate large groups with advance notice.)


    Age Requirement
    18+ or 10+ with Adult Chaperone
     

    Travel Notes
    Multiple locations, all require short cab rides

    Prep, cook, and serve for 50 locals lunch at Soup Kitchen. Receive, sort, wash, and display items in air conditioned Thrift Store, Assist teachers at School for the Blind, Help with computer labs, music and recreation programs daily for shut ins

    Max Group Size
    5

    Age Requirement
    18+ or 10+ with Adult Chaperone

    Travel Notes
    15 min cab ride

  • St Lucia Trips

    Trips available M-F, 9 AM- 1 PM, unless otherwise noted

    Physical Involvement on trips: EASY, unless otherwise noted

    Prep, cook, and deliver for 125+ local shut-ins. Help assemble emergency kits with supplies for local disasters.

     

    Max Group Size
    5


    Age Requirement
    18+ or 5+ with Adult Chaperone
     

    Travel Notes
    8 minute hilly walk or

    5 minute cab ride

    Sort, wash, and display incoming donations in large, local thrift store which funds much of the outreach they do.




    Max Group Size
    NO LIMIT

    Age Requirements
    18+, 12+ with Adult Chaperone

    Travel Notes

  • St Thomas Trips

    Trips available M-F, 9 AM- 1 PM, unless otherwise noted

    Physical Involvement on trips: EASY, unless otherwise noted

    SALVATION ARMY

    Lunch Feeding

    Prep, cook, interact with, and serve 100 lunches to locals.

     

     



    Max Group Size
    NO LIMIT

    Age Requirements
    5+ with Adult Chaperone

    Travel Notes

    20 min walk/ 10 min cab/ local open air buses from port

     

    SALVATION ARMY

    Thrift Store

    Sort, wash, and display incoming donations in large, local, self-sustaining, thrift store which funds much of the outreach they do.

    Max Group Size
    NO LIMIT

    Age Requirements
    18+

    Travel Notes

    20 min walk/ 10 min cab/ local open air buses from port

    Help feed, walk/ play with, dogs and cats and help clean up after the animals at this modern, world-class humane society facility. Assist with inter-island transfers and adoptions.
    Max Group Size
    6 Volunteers

    Age Requirements

    5+ with Adult Chaperone


    Travel Notes
    20 min walk/ 10 min cab

  • Tortola Trips

    Trips available M-F, 9 AM- 1 PM, unless otherwise noted

    Physical Involvement on trips: EASY, unless otherwise noted

    PURCHASE TRIPS IN STORE

    Large, licensed, medical facility with Senior residents. Assist in feeding, socializing, and playing with residents.
     


    Max Group Size
    4

    Age Requirements
    16+ with Adult Chaperone


    Travel Notes
    5-7 min walk from port

    RED CROSS

    Thrift Store

    Sort, wash, and display incoming donations in large, local, self-sustaining, thrift store which funds much of the outreach they do.

    Max Group Size
    10

    Age Requirements
    16+ with Adult Chaperone

    Travel Notes.

    15-20 min hilly walk from port

    or 10 min cab ride (recommended)

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