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Lamp Community is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending homelessness for the most vulnerable. We are a charitable organization of limited resources. Many of our needs are met through our donors and volunteers, who donate their time and money. Out of concern for the welfare of our volunteers and a desire to economically provide services to individuals we are serving, we ask that all volunteers conduct themselves in a safe and responsible manner.

I hereby agree that I will not make a claim against, sue, attach the property of, or prosecute Lamp Community (or its Officers, Employees, Directors, Agents, Contractors or Volunteers) for any personal injury, property damage, death, whatever the cause or place of the occurrence giving rise to the claim, which I may suffer or sustain as a result of or in connection with my participation as a volunteer.

In addition, I hereby release and discharge the Lamp Community (and its Officers, Employees, Directors, Agents, Contractors or Volunteers) from and against any and all liability arising out of or connected in any way with my participation as a volunteer; even though that liability may arise out of the negligence on the part of Lamp Community (or any of its Officers, Employees, Agents, Contractors or Volunteers).

Any and all rights granted under Section 1542 of the California Civil Code or any analogous state law or federal law or regulation are hereby expressly waived.

Waiver and Release from Liability Statement of Acceptance

I AM A VOLUNTEER WITH LAMP COMMUNITY & have read the foregoing Waiver and Release from Liability provision. I, the undersigned, independently, collectively, and on behalf of myself, my heirs, legatees, personal representatives, and all those claiming by or through me, consent to and do hereby discharge, release and hold harmless Lamp Community and its affiliates, agents, employees, assigns, officers, directors, heirs and successors from any and all claims, actions, losses, damages or expenses for personal or bodily injury (including death), and property loss or damage incurred by myself or arising out of or in connection with my participation in any Lamp Community project.

I further understand that by marking "I Agree", I give Lamp Community permission to use my image or interview story in press, publicity, or development materials produced by the Lamp Community through methods such as, but not limited to, print (such as mailings and flyers), and electronic communications (such as email and social media).
I understand that my image or interview stories allow the Lamp Community to receive support and recognition in order to help the homeless of Skid Row.


It is the policy of the Lamp Community that the internal business affairs of the organization, particularly confidential information and trade secrets, represent the proprietary assets that each employee has a continuing obligation to protect.

The term Confidential Informationshall include, but not be limited to: names and addresses of employees, participants, applicants for employment or customers; methods of operation; all manuals, books, and notes regarding Company products and services; all drawings, designs, patterns, devices, methods, techniques, compilations, processes, product specifications, future plans, financial information, cost and pricing information, computer programs, formulas, and equations; the names, buying habits or practices and preferences of any of Companys customers; the cost to the Company of supplying its products and services; written business records, files, documents, specifications, plans, and compilations of information concerning the business of the Company; reports, correspondence, records, account lists, price lists, budgets, indexes, invoices, and telephone records.

During the course of employment, internship, or volunteer project, there may be certain participant and/or employee confidential information disclosed consisting of but not limited to the following:

" Employees, student interns or volunteers shall agree that all inventions, written documents, proposals, contracts and improvements related to the business of Lamp Community conceived or made by an employee, student intern, or volunteer while in the employment or working on an assignment of Lamp Community shall be the sole and exclusive property of Lamp Community.

" Employees, student interns or volunteers shall not at any time reveal, report, publish, disclose or transfer identifying information regarding disability, medications, employment, income and or participant history and status, benefits information, preferences, practices and/or victimization, criminal justice information (prior offenses, parole information, etc.), addiction/recovery and or psychosocial history, and family history.

" Employees, student interns or volunteers shall not at any time reveal, report, publish or transfer identifying employee information such as addresses, home telephone numbers, personal data, medical information, or employment.

" Employees, student interns or volunteers shall not at any time reveal, report, publish, disclose or transfer any confidential information for any purpose except in the course of the employees work/volunteer assignment for Lamp Community. No confidential information shall leave work offices without the expressed written approval of the CEO.

" Employees, student interns or volunteers authorized to have access to confidential information may be required to sign special non-disclosure agreements and must treat the information as proprietary company property for which they are personally responsible, and are prohibited from attempting to obtain confidential information for which they have not received access authorization. Violation of this policy will be subject to discipline, up to an including termination and may be subject to legal action.

At times the Lamp Community may need access to materials in employee desk or working area, or may need to review data stored on the computer system. Working areas are not private and are not guaranteed any confidentiality of materials or activities. Similarly, the communications system (voice mail, electronic mail, telephone system, etc.) is not always secure and should never be considered private.

I have read and agree to comply with the Volunteer Release, Confidential Nature of Company Affairs and Non-Disclosure Agreement.