When Rebuilding Together Baltimore volunteers sign our volunteer agreement, they agree to the following:
I acknowledge that I am age 18 or older and that I have voluntarily applied to assist in the Rebuilding Together Baltimore Home Repair Project (“Project”), a project in which volunteers repair the homes of disadvantaged persons. I understand as a volunteer that I will not be paid for my services, that I will not be covered by any medical or other insurance coverage provided by Rebuilding Together Baltimore, and that I will not be eligible for any Workers Compensation benefits.
In consideration of the opportunity afforded me to assist in this Project, I hereby agree that I, my assignees, heirs, guardians, and legal representatives, will not make a claim against Rebuilding Together Baltimore, or any of its affiliated organizations, or either of their officers or directors collectively or individually, or the supplier of any materials or equipment that is used by the Project, or any of the volunteer workers, for the injury or death to me or damage to my property, however caused, arising from my participation in the Project. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, I hereby waive and release any rights, actions, or causes of action resulting from personal injury or death to me, or damage to my property, sustained in connection with my participation in the Project. I further consent to the unrestricted use by Rebuilding Together Baltimore, Inc. and/or person(s) authorized by them of any photographs, recordings, interviews, videotapes, motion pictures, or similar visual recording of me.
Volunteer applications are kept confidential and used for the purposes of Rebuilding Together Only. Personally identifiable information is not sold or shared with others except as may be required by law.
Volunteers frequently have access to personal information about the homeowners served by Rebuilding Together. Every volunteer, regardless of their position, must consider such information strictly confidential.
Volunteers are prohibited from using or being in the possession of illegal drugs or being under the influence of alcohol while servicing in a volunteer capacity.
Volunteers are asked to respect the diversity of our clients (homeowners and their families) and other volunteers by refraining from discrimination against anyone based on religion, race, gender, age, ethnicity, country of origin, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Volunteers are not permitted to engage in the preaching or teaching of any particular religious or personal beliefs.
Under no circumstances does Rebuilding Together tolerate any form of sexual harassment or behavior that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.
Safety and Liability
All volunteers are responsible for their own safety. If a safety incident should arise, it should be reported immediately to a Rebuilding Together board or staff member, in accordance with Rebuilding Together’s Incident Reporting Procedures.