V O L U N T E E R  A G R E E M E N T  &  R E L E A S E  O F  L I A B I L I T Y

Name ___________________________________________________ Date of Birth ______________________


City, State, ZIP______________________________________________________________________________

Mobile Phone_________________________  Email ________________________________________________

This Release and Waiver of Liability (the “Release”) executed on this ________ day of _____________________ in the year ____________, by _____________________________________________ (the “Volunteer”), in favor of Educational Tall Ship, Inc., a California nonprofit corporation, their directors, officers, employees, volunteers and agents.

Volunteer desires to work as a volunteer for Educational Tall Ship and engage in the activities related to being a volunteer (the “Activities”). Volunteer understands that Activities may include constructing of a wooden ship, working in the Educational Tall Ship offices, Off-site shops, and work areas pertaining to the ship.

Volunteer hereby freely, voluntarily and without duress executes this Release under the following terms:

RELEASE AND WAIVER. Volunteer does hereby release and forever discharge and hold harmless Call of the Sea and its successors and assigns from any all liability, claims and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, which arise or may hereafter arise from Volunteer’s Activities with Call of the Sea. Volunteer understands that this Release discharges Educational Tall Ship from any liability or claim that the Volunteer may have against Call of the Sea with respect to any bodily injury, personal injury, illness, death or property damage that may result from Volunteer’s Activities withCall of the Sea , whether caused by the negligence of Call of the Sea or its officers, directors, employees, or agents or otherwise. Volunteer also understands that Educational Tall Ship does not assume any responsibility for or obligating to provide financial assistance or other assistance, including but not limited to medical, health or disability insurance in the event of injury or illness.

MEDICAL TREATMENT. Volunteer does hereby release and forever discharge Call of the Sea 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’s Activities with Call of the Sea.

ASSUMPTION OF RISK. Volunteer understands that Activities include work that may be hazardous to the Volunteer, including, but not limited to, construction, loading and unloading, and transportation to and from the work sites. Volunteer hereby expressly and specifically assumes the risk of injury or harm in Activities and releases Educational Tall Ship from all liability for injury, illness, death or property damage resulting from Activities.

INSURANCE. Volunteer understands that, except as otherwise agreed to by Call of the Sea in writing, Educational Tall Ship 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.

PHOTOGRAPHIC RELEASE. Any and all photographic images, video images or audio recordings made during the Volunteer’s Activities with Call of the Sea will made available for Call of the Sea to use, including publication, as Call of the Sea sees fit.

OTHER. Volunteer expressly agrees that this Release is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of California, and that this Release shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of California. Volunteer agrees that in the event that 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 provisions of this Release which shall continue to be enforceable.

SAFETY.  Volunteer acknowledges that he or she has been shown  the location of the Construction Safety Manual and understands that the Project Team Leaders will instruct them on workplace and tool safety.

Volunteer Signature _______________________________________________________Date______________

Witness Signature _________________________________________________________Date______________

Emergency Contact ________________________________Phone _______________Relation ______________

In case of emergency, the nearest hospital to the site will be used. The information below is needed by any hospital or medical practitioner not having access to the volunteer’s medical history:

Allergies __________________________ Blood Type ____________ Date of last Tetanus shot______________ Medications currently taking ___________________________________________________________________
Injuries, surgeries or illnesses in the past 6 months_________________________________________________
Health Care Provider and/or physician ___________________________________________________________
Provider’s Phone _______________City, State, ZIP_________________________________________________
Health Insurance Company _________________________________________  Policy # ___________________
Insurance Agent (optional)_______________________________________________ Phone _______________

Skills: (circle)
Carpentry Construction Helper – Electrical – Fine  Woodworking – Painting – Plumbing -Rigging – Sail Repair-  Welding – USCG License – Data Entry – Database Admin – Docent  -Photographer  -Writer/Editor – Grant Writing – Food Prep – Fundraising – Events – Graphic Arts – Marketing –  Office/Admin

Availability: (circle)
Monday          Tuesday          Wednesday          Thursday          Friday          Saturday
The work day is 7:30 til 4:00. Volunteers are encouraged to commit to full shifts, but we are grateful for any hours you can contribute.

Dear Volunteers and Staff

It is very important that you understand that now that the Matthew Turner is at its home port –  The US Army Corps of Engineers – Bay Model Visitor Center.  This is a federal facility and as such in order for us to maintain our berth there we need to abide by their rules and regulations.  Safety and security of personnel and property is paramount.  With that in mind please read the list of rules below before entering on their property.  If at any time we determine that an individual is not adhering to such procedures they will be asked not to return as a volunteer with the Matthew Turner.

1)  Parking space is limited at the Bay Model.  There shall be no parking at the Bay Model unless arranged ahead of time.  Drop off and deliveries only.

2)   Chris Gallagher is the Park Manager of the Bay Model and Marty Plisch is the Chief of Navigation.  Any movement of large equipment or deliveries must be approved and scheduled ahead of time with at least one of them – both if possible.

3)  At all times the gate on the pier must be closed and at the end of the day locked.  Please make sure the lock is interlocked on the ring with the master lock also found there.  That is specifically for the Corps.  If you find the gate open – close it anyway.  Someone can re-open it if they need to.

4)  Anytime there is work being done over the water or pier – lifejackets must be worn.  Any use of large heavy equipment  – hard hats must be worn.    At any time any member of the Corps of Engineers staff can stop work if they feel something is unsafe.  Please follow their instructions and stop work immediately and do not resume work until notified from someone from the Matthew Turner staff.

5)  Visitors must be escorted to and from the gate to the ship and not allowed to roam the pier.  Visitors should be kept to a minimum.

6)  Always obey instructions given by a Corps of Engineers employee especially if they are in uniform.  Obviously they are giving instructions for a reason.  It is imperative you be polite and courteous and follow their instructions. If you have questions with something – you can ask later.  At that particular time – follow their instructions.

Bottom Line – we are guests at the Bay Model and as such need to act accordingly.  At any time the Bay Model can ask us to leave if volunteers are not adhering to the rules or exhibit bad behavior.  So you can jeopardize success of this whole program if you don’t behave appropriately and could be removed from the team.

Fair Winds,

Alan Olson
Project Director
Building Matthew Turner

I have read the above rules and agree to follow them.


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