Volunteer Waiver Terms, Policies, and Procedures



I, the Volunteer, desire to work as a volunteer for Aurora Warms the Night and engage in the activities related to being a volunteer for a work project.


I hereby voluntarily, execute this Volunteer Waiver under the following terms:


I, the Volunteer, release and hold harmless Aurora Warms the Night and its 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 volunteer work with the Organization.


I understand that this Waiver discharges Aurora Warms the Night from any liability or claim that l, the Volunteer, may have against Aurora Warms the Night with respect to bodily injury, personal injury, illness, death, or property damage that may result from my participation on Aurora Warms the Night's work site. I also fully understand that Aurora Warms the Night does 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.


I, the Volunteer, understand that I expressly waive any such claim for compensation or liability on the part of the organization beyond what may be offered freely by the representative of Aurora Warms the Night in the event of such injury or medical expense.


I hereby release Aurora Warms the Night from any claim whatsoever which arises or may arise in the future on account of any first aid treatment or other medical services that are conducted in connection with an emergency during my time with Aurora Warms the Night.


I understand that my time with Aurora Warms the Night may include various activities that may be hazardous to me and I hereby expressly and specifically assume the risk of injury or harm in these activities and release the Aurora Warms the Night from all liability for injury, illness, death, or property damage resulting from the activities of my time with Aurora Warms the Night.


I grant unto Aurora Warms the Night all right, title, and interest in any and all photographic images and video or audio recordings that are mode by Aurora Warms the Night during my work with Aurora Warms the Night including, but not limited to, any royalties, proceeds, or other benefits that are derived from such photographs or recordings.


I expressly agree that this Waiver is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of Colorado in the United States of America, and that this Waiver shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Colorado. I agree that in the event that any clause or provision of this Waiver 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 provisions of this Release, which shall continue to enforceable.



In addition to the above waiver and release, I, the undersigned parent/guardian of the above named volunteer who is under the age of 18 years, do for myself, for the other parent of the child and for and on behalf of my child volunteer hereby release and discharge Aurora Warms the Night, its employees, elected or appointed officials and agents or representatives from and against any and all liability, claims or demands for bodily injury to the above named child or for damage to the property of the above named child as well as expenses including attorney’s fees and court costs and any and all other liabilities of any nature whatsoever which may be incurred by the child volunteer or which may arise from the child volunteer’s activities on behalf of Aurora Warms the Night as stated above. 


This agreement supersedes any previous volunteer agreement signed by me on behalf of my minor child with Aurora Warms the Night. 





Topic: Audio/Photo/Video Media Release Form

Effective Date: November 2013

Reviewed Date: October 2013

Scope: Agency




I grant permission to Aurora Warms the Night and Aurora Mental Health and its agents or employees to use photographs and/or video and audio taken of me. These images may be used in educational and documentary materials such as Public Service Announcements, Grant Applications, Video Documentaries and both printed and online newsletters. Furthermore, I authorize the use of my image, likeness, and voice for all program promotion, materials, and any other purposes in connection with the program

deemed appropriate and necessary by Aurora Warms the Night and Aurora Mental Health.


I hereby agree to release, defend, and hold harmless and its agents or employees, including any firm publishing and/or distributing the finished product in whole or in part, whether on paper, via electronic media, or on Websites, from any claim, damages, or liability arising from or related to the use of the  photographs/video, including but not limited to any misuse, distortion, blurring, alteration, optical illusion, or use in composite form, either intentionally or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in taking, processing, reduction, or production of the finished product, its  publication, or distribution. I am 18 years of age or older and have read this release before signing below, fully understanding the contents, meaning, and impact of this release and a copy of this form will be provided upon request. I understand that I am free to address any specific questions regarding this release by submitting those questions in writing prior to signing, and I agree that my failure to do so will be interpreted as a free and knowledgeable acceptance of the terms of this release.




The Board of Director members will be provided a copy of this statement and sign a copy.

All copies of this policy will be provided to AWTN clients at the time of intake and sign a copy.





Topic: Anti-Discrimination

Effective Date: February 2012

Reviewed Date: February 2012

Scope: Agency




Aurora Warms the Night will provide services to men, women and children experiencing homelessness in Aurora, and employ personnel and engage vendors, volunteers, and Board of Directors without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or marital status. While Aurora Warms the Night is supported and encouraged by congregations and faith-based organizations, we do not engage  in  any  proselytizing activity




The Board of Director members will be provided a copy of this statement and sign a copy.

All copies of this policy will be provided to AWTN clients at the time of intake and sign a copy.





Topic: Food Consumption Waver of Liability

Effective Date: August 2015

Reviewed Date: August 2015

Scope: Agency




Waiver must be signed by clients prior to consuming food, both for food kits and for lunch programs.



Waiver is posted on site and added to client files for activation and summer signup sheets.



TRANSPORTED,  FUTHER PREPARED AND CONSUMED :or otherwise known as "Event."


Food preparation carries with it inherent risks that include but are not limited to health hazards resulting from improper transport, handling and storage.



In consideration of being permitted to participate in any chef demonstration or related event at Aurora Warms the Night where prepared food, cooked, perishable or otherwise are transported, further prepared, and consumed, I, for myself, my heirs, persona l representatives or assigns, agents, employees and affiliates, do hereby release, waive, discharge, and covenant not to sue Aurora Warms the Night, their affiliates,

direct or indirect, officers, employees, and agents from liability from any and all claims resulting in personal injury, accidents or illnesses (including death), and property loss arising from, but not limited to, participation in any Event.



Participation in any Event carries with it certain inherent risks that cannot be eliminated regardless of the care taken to avoid injuries. The specific risks vary, and can include but are not limited to cooking food thoroughly; separating and not cross contaminating foods; chilling or refrigerating food appropriately; cleaning foodstuffs, instruments and hands used in and for food preparation; fire or gas hazards.




I  agree to INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS Aurora Warms the Night their affiliates, direct or indirect, officers, employees, and agents (the "Indemnitees") from any and all claims, actions, suits, procedures, costs, expenses, damages and liabilities, including attorney's fees brought as a result of my involvement in Events, whether brought by me, my company or its agents or employees, or other third parties, and to reimburse the lndemnitees  for any such expenses incurred.



I have read this Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity Agreement, fully understand its terms, and understand that I am giving up substantial rights, including my right to sue. I acknowledge that I am signing the agreement freely and voluntarily, am over the age of 18, and intend by my signature to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law.

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