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Thank you for volunteering to work with the North Alabama Zoological Society. We greatly appreciate your assistance and commitment to our community and our missions. This is an annual form where you agree to release the North Alabama Zoological Society of all liability, allow us to perform a background check and provide permission to use you in our promotional material while working with North Alabama Zoological Society.  This form is in effect for one year from the signing date. 

Definitions used in these releases

          “the Volunteer”: the person and only the one person whose name is provided in the Volunteer Name line on the previous page and is volunteering

          “the Society”: North Alabama Zoological Society or its officers, directors, employees, sub-contractors, sponsors, agents and affiliates.

          “I”, “me”, or “my”: either the undersigned volunteer, or if the volunteer is under the age 18, the undersigned parent or legal guardian of the volunteer.

          “Volunteer Activities”: the activities and all related activities, including any activities incidental to such participation relating to being a volunteer

          “Authorized Parties”: the Society’s subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, advertising or promotional agencies, and partners, and all such entities’ officers, directors, agents, employees, respective successors and assigns denoted collectively




The Volunteer desires to work as a volunteer for the Society and engage in Volunteer Activities. I release and agree not to sue the Society from all present and future claims that may be made by me, my family, estate, heirs, or assigns for property damage, personal injury, or wrongful death arising as a result of my participation in the Volunteer Activities wherever, whenever, or however the same may occur.   


  1. I understand and agree that the Society are not responsible for any injury or property damage arising out of the Volunteer Activities, even if caused by their ordinary negligence or otherwise.   

  2. I understand and agree to release and forever discharge the Society from any claim whatsoever which arises or may hereafter arise on account of any first aid, treatment, or service rendered in connection with the Volunteer Activities with the Society.

  3. I understand that participation in the Volunteer Activities involves certain risks, including, but not limited to, serious injury and death.  I am voluntarily participating in the Volunteer Activities with knowledge of the danger involved and I agree to accept all risks of participation.   

  4. I also agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Society for all claims arising out of my participation in the Volunteer Activities.   

  5. I also acknowledge that the Society has not arranged and does not carry any insurance of any kind for my benefit or that of the Volunteer or that of any parents, guardians, trustees, heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns.  I represent that, to my knowledge, the Volunteer is in good health and suffers no physical impairment that would or should prevent the Volunteer’s participation in Volunteer Activities. I understand that each volunteer is expected and encouraged to obtain his or her own medical or health insurance coverage with respect to their own circumstances.

  6. I also understand that this document is a contract which grants certain rights to and eliminates the liability of the Society.  

  7. I understand that this document is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the state in which the Volunteer Activities take place and agree that if any portion of this Agreement is invalid, the remainder will continue in full legal force and effect.  



I understand that by signing this document I am giving up certain rights and accepting certain duties.  To express my understanding of an agreement with this Release, I sign here with a witness.

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