In order to volunteer with Salt + Light Works (Salt + Light), the organization requires the following document to be signed and on file with the organization.

Volunteer Position

As a volunteer, I understand the scope of the volunteer’s relationship with Salt + Light is limited to a volunteer position and there will not be any compensation in return for services provided by the volunteer. I further understand that Salt + Light will not provide any benefits traditionally associated with employment for the volunteer, and that the volunteer is responsible for his/her own insurance coverage in the event of personal injury or illness as a result of volunteer’s services to Salt + Light.

Waiver and Release

I, the volunteer, release and hold harmless Salt + Light and each of its board members, officers, agents from any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, which arise or may hereafter arise from the activities as a participant with Salt + Light, including claims arising out of negligence. I understand and acknowledge that this Release discharges Salt + Light from any liability or claim that I may have against Salt + Light with respect to bodily injury, personal injury, illness, death, loss of income or property damage that may result from the volunteer’s involvement in Salt + Light’s activities.


The volunteer understands and acknowledges that Salt + Light does not assume responsibility providing the volunteer with financial or other assistance, including, but not limited to, medical, health or disability, or general liability insurance of any nature in the event the volunteer incurs injury, illness or personal property damage.

Assumption of Risk

The volunteer understands that the services provided by the volunteer to Salt + Light may include activities that may be hazardous and inherently dangerous (including but not limited to, use of construction materials, electrical conduits, lifting of heavy materials, etc.). The volunteer expressly assumes the risk of injury or harm from these activities and releases Salt + Light and its board members, officers and agents from all liability from harm incurred.

Governing Law

The volunteer expressly agrees that this release is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the laws of the State of California and that this release shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with California State laws.

Photographic Release​

I, the volunteer, authorize Salt + Light and those acting under its permission such as employees, agents and/or contractors to (1) record my participation and appearance in video tape, audio tape, film, photography, and any other medium; (2) reproduce in whole or in part, circulate, distribute, show, play, or otherwise display videotapes, films, photographs or me and/or recordings of my voice for educational or advertising purposes arising out of my voluntary participation with Salt + Light; and (3) exhibit or distribute such recordings or photos, via Salt + Light’s website, paper flyers, or other mechanisms, in whole or in part without restrictions or limitations for any educational purpose which Salt + Light deems appropriate.

Acknowledgement of Volunteer Handbook

I received a copy of the Salt + Light Works Volunteer Handbook and have either read it or had it read to me. I understand all of its rules, policies, terms and conditions, and agree to follow them. I understand that if I do not follow them, I may be disciplined up to or including termination from volunteering.

Orientation Video

I acknowledge I watched Salt + Light’s video orientation or participated in a live orientation. I agree to uphold the organization’s mission and values including respect and dignity for our neighbors experiencing homelessness.

A copy of this waiver and agreements can be found here.