I hereby agree to accept a position as a volunteer for Concho Valley PAWS (herein referred to as PAWS), and in so doing, I agree to comply with the rules and regulations established by PAWS and understand that failure to do so may result in my immediate termination as a volunteer. I agree to support and advocate PAWS policies and to do my best to represent PAWS to the public in an accurate and professional manner. I acknowledge that as a volunteer I have not been given the authority to speak to the media on behalf of PAWS, and will not, unless asked to do so by an authorized representative of PAWS.I understand that the scope of my relationship with PAWS is limited to a volunteer position and that no compensation is expected in return for services I provide. Furthermore, I understand that PAWS will not provide to me any benefits traditionally associated with employment, and that I am responsible for my own insurance coverage in the event of personal injury, illness, or property damage as a result of my activities with PAWS.1. Assumption of Risk: I understand that my volunteer activities include work that may be hazardous to me, including but not limited to, handling frightened animals, being bitten, scratched, injured or frightened by animals, cleaning feces, urine and vomit, moving cages and crates, bending, stooping, and other activities involved in the handling and care of animals. As a volunteer, I hereby expressly and specifically assume the risk of injury or harm in the activities and release PAWS from all liability of injury, illness, death, property damage or loss resulting directly or indirectly from the activities.2. Insurance: Further, I understand that PAWS does not assume any responsibility for or obligation to provide me with financial or other assistance, including but not limited to medical, health or disability benefits or insurance of any nature in the event of my injury, illness, death or damage to my property. I expressly waive any such claim for compensation or liability on the part of PAWS beyond what may be offered freely by PAWS in the event of such injury or medical expenses incurred by me.3. Medical Treatment: I hereby Release and forever discharge PAWS from any claim whatsoever which arises or may hereafter arise on account of any first-aid treatment or other medical services rendered in connection with an emergency during my tenure as a volunteer with PAWS.4. Photographic Release: I grant and convey unto PAWS all right, title, and interest in any and all photographs, images, video and audio recordings of me or my likeness or voice made by PAWS during my activities with PAWS, including but not limited to any royalties, donations, proceeds, or other benefits derived from such photographs or recordings. I further permit PAWS to publish said images, records, and videos at will on the website and in other media for advertising and other use as PAWS deems appropriate.5. Other: As a volunteer, I expressly agree that this Release is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of Texas and that this Release shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas. I agree that if 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 the Release which shall continue to be enforceable.6. Release and Waiver: I do hereby release and forever discharge and hold harmless PAWS any of its past, present or future Officers, agents, volunteers, employees or assigns, and interested third parties from any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind of nature, either in law or in equity, which arise or may hereinafter arise from my activities with PAWS. I understand and acknowledge that this Release discharges PAWS from any liability or claim that I, or my family, may have against PAWS with respect to bodily injury, personal injury, illness, death, or property damage that may result from my activities with PAWS or occurring while I am participating in those activities.