1.Agreement to Follow Directions.
The Volunteer acknowledges that the Volunteer may engage
or participate in certain present or future activities organized, planned, sponsored or supported
by Helping Hearts of Bosnia and Herzegovina (collectively, "Activities"). As a condition to
participating in any such Activities, the Volunteer hereby agrees to sign this Agreement.
The Volunteer hereby agrees to fully observe and comply with all posted rules,
warnings instructions and/or directions provided by Helping Hearts of Bosnia and Herzegovina,
or the employees, representatives oragents of Helping Hearts of Bosnia and Herzegovina with
respect to any activities in which the Volunteer engages or participates in.
2. Assumption of the Risks and Release.
The Volunteer recognizes and acknowledges that there
are certain inherent risks, dangers and hazards (whether known or unknown) associated with
engaging or participating in any Activity and that accidents and injuries may occur without the
fault of the Volunteer or Helping Hearts of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Volunteer hereby
assumes and accepts full responsibility for any and all risks and/or personal injury to the
Volunteer related to any Activity in which the Volunteer engages or participates in, and further
fully and unconditionally releases and discharges Helping Hearts of Bosnia and Herzegovina for
any and all injuries, losses or damages arising out of, relating to or in connection with the
Volunteer's use of, or presence upon, the facilities or services of Helping Hearts of Bosnia and
Herzegovina relating to such Activity in which the Volunteer engages or participates in, whether
or not caused by the fault of the Volunteer, Helping Hearts of Bosnia and Herzegovina or any
other third party.
The Volunteer agrees to fully indemnify and defend Helping Hearts of Bosnia
and Herzegovina against any and all claims, causes of action, damages, judgments, costs or
expenses, including attorneys' fees and other litigation costs, which may in any way arise from
or relate to the Volunteer's use of or presence upon the facilities or services of Helping Hearts
of Bosnia and Herzegovina in connection with any Activity in which the Volunteer engages or participates in.
I agree to pay, or reimburse (as applicable), Helping Hearts of Bosnia and Herzegovina for any and all damages, expenses, costs and/or fees to the facilities of Helping Hearts of Bosnia and Herzegovina and/or facilities of third party's which Helping Hearts of Bosnia and Herzegovina is rightfully using caused by any negligent, reckless, or willful actions by the Volunteer in connection with any Activity in which the Volunteer engages or participates in.
5. Applicable Law.
Any legal or equitable claim that may arise from participation in any Activity
shall be resolved under Illinois law, without regard to its conflicts of law principles.
6. No Duress.
The Volunteer agrees and acknowledges that the Volunteer is under no pressure or duress to sign this Agreement and that the Volunteer has been given a reasonable opportunity to review the Agreement prior to its signing. The Volunteer further agrees and acknowledges that the Volunteer is free to have his or her own legal counsel review this Agreement.
7. Arm's Length Agreement.
This Agreement and each of its terms are the product of an arm's
length negotiation between the Volunteer and Helping Hearts of Bosnia and Herzegovina . In the event any ambiguity is found to exist in the interpretation of this Agreement, or any of its
provisions, each of the Volunteer and Helping Hearts of Bosnia and Herzegovina explicitly rejects the application of any legal or equitable rule of interpretation which would lead to a
construction either "for" or "against" a particular party based upon their status as the drafter of a specific term, language, or provision giving rise to such ambiguity.
The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of this Agreement, whether
standing alone or as applied to a particular occurrence or circumstance, shall not affect the
validity or enforceability of any other provision of this Agreement or of any other application of
such provision, as the case may be, and such invalid or unenforceable provision shall be deemed not to be a part of this Agreement.
9. Dispute Resolution.
The Volunteer and Helping Hearts of Bosnia and Herzegovina will attempt to resolve any dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement through friendly negotiations amongst them. If the matter is not resolved by negotiation, the Volunteer and Helping Hearts of Bosnia and Herzegovina will resolve the dispute using the below Alternative Dispute Resolution procedure Any controversies or disputes arising out of or relating to this Agreement will be submitted to mediation in accordance with any statutory rules of mediation. If mediation does not successfully resolve the dispute, then the Volunteer and Helping Hearts of Bosnia and Herzegovina may proceed to seek an alternative form of resolution in accordance with any other rights and remedies afforded to them by law.
10. Insurance Coverage.
The Volunteer acknowledges and agrees that Helping Hearts of Bosnia and Herzegovina does not undertake, nor is it required, to provide any type of insurance coverage to the Volunteer in connection with, as a result of or relating to, the Volunteer's engagement orparticipation in any Activity.