Marin Art and Garden Center appreciates your interest in our programs, and we are committed to ensuring that you have a rewarding experience. We are also committed to respecting your skills.

Volunteer Application


Policies and Safety Rules
For my safety and the safety of others, I will comply with Marin Garden’s volunteer policies, safety rules, and other directions for all volunteer activities. I will supervise any child or other person for whom I am responsible. Any child age 14 or under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Awareness and Assumption of Risk
I understand that Marin Garden’s activities have inherent risks that may arise from the activities themselves, my own actions or inactions, or the actions or inactions of Marin Garden and its respective trustees, officers, employees, agents, other volunteers, and others present at program sites. Depending on the nature of the activities, these risks may arise from physical exertion, use of facilities, outdoor activities, using tools, or lifting heavy objects. I assume full responsibility for any and all risks of bodily injury, death, or property damage caused by or arising directly or indirectly from my presence at program sites or participation in Marin Garden’s activities, regardless of the cause.

Novel Coronavirus Risk
I understand the hazards of the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) and am familiar with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) guidelines regarding COVID-19. I acknowledge and understand that that the circumstances regarding COVID-19 are changing from day to day and that, accordingly, the CDC guidelines are regularly modified and updated, and I accept full responsibility for familiarizing myself with the most recent updates. Despite the risks of illness or death associated with COVID-19 from being on the premises and participating in volunteer activities, I willingly choose to be on the premises and participate in volunteer activities.

Waiver and Release of Claims
In consideration for my participation in Marin Garden’s programs, I waive and release any and all claims
against Marin Garden; the owner(s) of premises on which Marin Garden programs take place (collectively, “Landowners”); and Marin Garden’s respective trustees, officers, employees, agents, volunteers, and affiliates (collectively, the “Released Parties”) for any liability, loss, damages, claims, expenses, and attorneys’ fees resulting from death or injury to my person or property caused by or arising directly or indirectly from my presence at a program site or participation in Marin Garden’s activities, regardless of the cause and even if caused by negligence, whether passive or active. I agree not to sue Marin Garden, any of the Landowners, or any of the Released Parties on the basis of these waived and released claims.

Medical Care Consent and Waiver
I authorize Marin Garden to provide to me first aid and, through medical personnel of its choice, medical assistance, transportation, and emergency medical services. This consent does not impose a duty upon Marin Garden to provide such medical assistance, transportation, and emergency medical services. In addition, I waive and release any claims against Marin Garden, any of the Landowners, and any of the Released Parties arising out of any first aid, treatment, or medical service, including the lack or timing of such, made in connection with my volunteer activities at Marin Garden.

Publicity Consent
I consent to the use by Marin Garden of my image, voice, name, and/or story in any format (collectively, “Materials”), as Marin Garden deems appropriate to promote its respective programs. Marin Garden may make the Materials available to third parties, on their respective websites, or through any other media. I waive any right to approve the finished product or to receive any payment. I grant to Marin Garden all copyrights in the Materials and waive any legal claims, including those relating to copyright, or rights of publicity or privacy.

Volunteer Not Employee
I understand that (i) I am not an employee of Marin Garden, (ii) I will not be paid for my participation, and (iii) I am not covered by or eligible for any Marin Garden insurance, health care, worker’s compensation, or other benefits. I may choose at any time not to participate in an activity, or to stop my participation entirely, at Marin Garden.

General Provisions
I understand that this agreement will be binding for the duration of my involvement with Marin Garden’s volunteer programs. This is the final, complete, and exclusive agreement between Marin Garden and me, and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications or understandings, either oral or written. This agreement will be binding to the fullest extent permitted by law and will be interpreted according to the laws of the State of California. If any provision of this agreement is found to be illegal, invalid, or unenforceable, the remaining provisions will remain in effect.

As a volunteer, I may have access to confidential information. At all times during and after my participation, I agree to hold any such confidential information in confidence and not disclose or use it except as required in my volunteer activities or as Marin Garden’s Executive Director expressly authorizes in writing.