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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

    Sorting recyclables, assist with administration work. This is a noisy, busy environment, and caution needs to be used.

     

     

     

    Max Group Size
    4

    Age Requirements
    16+, 10+ w/ parents

    Travel Notes
    ~5 miles, Rotary can assist

    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
    2

    Age Requirement
    18+

    Travel Notes
    10-15 min slightly hilly walk, or 5 min cab ride

    Assist teachers with 90 students age 2- 5. Lead singing and reading OR help with repairing fences, painting, tile work), etc

    NEEDS: ANY school supplies, lunch boxes, and backpacks

    Max Group Size
    NO LIMIT


    Age Requirements
    18+

    Travel Notes
    10- 15 min walk

    Help organize the local Salvation Army thrift store.
     

    Physical Involvement

    (No allergies due to dust)

    Max Group Size
    3

    Age Requirements
    18+

    Travel Notes

  • Barbados Trips

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

    Physical Involvement on trips: EASY, unless otherwise noted

    Food program, Thrift store, pre-school, Thrift store organization, cooking, child care, painting, cleaning. Bring copy of current immunization record.

    Max Group Size
    NO LIMIT

    Age Requirements
    NONE

    Travel Notes
    20 min walk/ 10 min cab

    Salvation Army thrift store organization, cooking, child care, painting, and cleaning.


    Max Group Size
    NO LIMIT

    Age Requirements
    NONE

    Travel Notes

    20 minute walk/ 10 minute cab (they can pick up)

  • Belize Trips

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

    Physical Involvement on trips: EASY, unless otherwise noted

    Soup kitchen (Wed only) children home visit, reading and donations. Fire victims support; feeding and taking care of elderly; Protected schools brigade (First aid, disaster preparedness in schools), cleanup campaigns
     

    NEEDS: Clothes, diapers (children and adult), canned food, household, school, and first aid supplies, paint equipment

    Max Group Size
    NO LIMIT

    Age Requirements
    NONE

    Travel Notes
    Chauffeured 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, care for, and play with the animals. Clean out stalls. Assist vets and staff with clerical and medical work.
    Onsite Thrift Store also welcomes volunteers from 1-4, Wed- Sat to sort clothes, organize + price items, visit w/ customers.

    Max Group Size
    NO LIMIT

    Age Requirement
    18+, 10+ w/ parent

    Travel Notes
    20 min walk (slightly uphill in the sun) or 5-10 min. cab ride. No handicap access.

    Clean kids dorms, food prep, launder + iron 30 school uniforms, organize food pantry, tend to huge gardens and help care for 250+ chickens/roosters!

     

     

    Max Group Size
    NO LIMIT

    Age Requirements
    NONE

    Travel Notes
    15 min cab ride

    Meals on Wheels food prep and deliveries to local shut ins. Help assemble emergency kits/ boxes with items
    Organize warehouse donation boxes
    Clerical help

     

    Max Group Size
    NO LIMIT

    Age Requirement
    18+, 10+ w/ parent

    Travel Notes
    Multiple locations, all require cabs

    Prep + serve for 500 at Soup Kitchen (not available Thursdays) Do laundry at onsite Thrift Store, Assist teachers and students at School for the Blind, Help w/ computer labs, music and recreation programs daily for shut ins

    Max Group Size
    NO LIMIT

    Age Requirement
    18+, 10+ w/ parent

    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

    St Lucia Solid Waste Management Auth roads cleanup (they provide gloves). Elementary school instructors for environmental issues wanted for special assemblies. Stay up to date after through their a quarterly email newsletter.

    Max Group Size
    NO LIMIT

    Age Requirements
    12+ w/ parent

    Travel Notes

     

    Thrift Shop, Food program, child care, Renovation, painting, food program, child care, cleaning, tile work, clerical work, yard work, beach clean up

     

    Max Group Size
    NO LIMIT

    Age Requirements
    26- 50

    Travel Notes
    15- 20 min walk/ 5-10 min cab

    Volunteer for a thrift shop, disaster relief, child care, meal programs, child care, painting, and cleaning. 

    Instructors for CPR classes (American Heart Association certified). Stay updated after with their quarterly email newsletters.

    Max Group Size
    2- 3 / Day

    Age Requirements
    15+, by project

    Travel Notes
    8 min walk/ 2-3 minute cab ($7-$9)

    Thrift Shop, food program, child care, pre-school, building repairs (some may be off-site), painting, food program that feeds 60 people a day, child care, cleaning, tile work, clerical work, yard work, beach clean up. Mid Nov-Christmas=Red Kettle bell-ringing

    Max Group Size
    NO LIMIT

    Age Requirements
    18+, 12+ w/ parent

    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 Feeding program, Thrift Store, homeless ministry, bell ringing, cleaning, bell ringers


    Max Group Size
    NO LIMIT

    Age Requirements
    18+, 5+ w/ parents

    Travel Notes / Distance

    Salvation Army Thrift Store, homeless ministry, bell ringing, Feeding program, thrift store organizing, cleaning, bell ringers

    Max Group Size
    NO LIMIT

    Age Requirements
    18+

    Travel Notes
    20 min walk/ 10 min cab

    FEATURED TRIP:

    Assist with animal care and clerical work at the new, world-class Humane Society facility.

    Max Group Size
    NO LIMIT

    Age Requirements
    18+, 5+ w/ parents


    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

    Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Center, 17 K-12 special needs students. Assist teachers w/ crafts, clean up, and play with kids outside. Help teach Sign Language (ALS) or Braille Tangible

     

    NEEDS: Art and craft supplies, coloring books, small toys (students LOVE these!)



    Max Group Size
    2

    Age Requirements
    18+, 5+ w/ parent

    Travel Notes

    25 residents (age 50-100) need help daily serving lunch, playing games, and cleaning up. “We love to have people sing, read, and dance with the residents; we just love to have anyone visit"
     

    NEEDS: Tennis socks with traction marks, Hygiene items (deodorant, toothpaste), body powder, packaged cookies (they have very few treats)

    Max Group Size
    4

    Travel Notes
    5-7 min walk from pier

    Red Cross sorting, organizing cleaning & possibly volunteer time in thrift store.










    Max Group Size
    4

    Age Requirements
    18+, 5+ w/ parents

    Travel Notes