Volunteer Central

COVID-19 Statement

Thanks for your interest in volunteering at Central Union Mission!

In addition to our standard Volunteer Requirements, the following COVID-19 safety guidelines and protocols will be followed for all on-site volunteer opportunities:

  • All volunteers, upon entering the men's emergency shelter, will pass through our anti-bacterial UV-C portal for about 12 seconds (3-4 seconds for each position),
  • all volunteers at all sites will receive a temperature check when they arrive,
  • all volunteers at all sites will wear masks throughout the duration of their service,
  • all volunteers at all sites will practice socially distancing and
  • all volunteers at all sites will sign a COVID-19 Waiver in addition to the Volunteer Agreement.

We look forward to you and/or your organization partnering with us to help meet the needs of people who are at risk and thus, strengthening the community!


This Volunteer Agreement and Release (this “Agreement”) is made and entered into by and between Central Union Mission (the “Mission”) and all of its properties, both owned and occupied, and the volunteer identified on the signature lines below (“Volunteer”).


Volunteer acknowledges that Volunteer is volunteering to assist the Mission in the volunteer activities described below.  Volunteer understands that as a volunteer, Volunteer will not be paid for any services provided by Volunteer to the Mission, that Volunteer will not be covered by any medical or other insurance coverage provided by the Mission, and that Volunteer will not be eligible for any Worker’s Compensation benefits in connection with Volunteer’s services. By signing the Volunteer Agreement and Release, volunteer agrees to abide by the Volunteer Requirements.

  • 2.    RELEASE

In consideration of the opportunity afforded Volunteer to assist the Mission, Volunteer hereby agrees that Volunteer or its assignees, heirs, guardians, and legal representatives, will not make a claim against the Mission, or any of its affiliated organizations, or either of their officers, directors or employees, for injury or death to Volunteer or damage to Volunteer’s property, however caused, arising from Volunteer’s volunteer participation.


Volunteer understands that according to organization policy, no children under the age of 12 years old are permitted to be present in the Mission. Furthermore, any child/children (of the age of 17 years or younger) coming to the Mission must be accompanied by his or her parent or his or her parent’s designated chaperone. The parent, or said designated chaperone, must supervise respective child/children at all times, and remains responsible for activities of said child/children.


Volunteer hereby grants the Mission and its legal representatives and assigns permission to copyright, sell, publish, and/or use in any form or forum, at any time, and without compensation, video images, words and descriptions, and photographs of or in which Volunteer is included, in whole or in part, for advertising, trade, or any other lawful purpose whatsoever associated with the Mission. In addition, Volunteer hereby grants the right to include Volunteer’s name and association with the Mission, for the purpose of publishing Volunteer’s video images, words and descriptions and photographs.  Volunteer gives consent to be filmed, written or photographed, and Volunteer hereby waives any right to inspect or approve the finished product, products of advertising or printed matter that may be used in connection with any such picture and information or the use to which the video, words and descriptions and information may be applied. Volunteer hereby releases, discharges, and agrees to hold harmless the Mission from any liability by virtue of any blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion, or use in composite form as well as any publication of a photograph of Volunteer.


As part of the volunteer activities, Volunteer understands that Volunteer may be provided with certain confidential information of the Mission. The confidential information to be disclosed by the Mission (defined as “Confidential Information”) may be in written or oral form and may include, without limitation, information relating to the Mission’s proprietary ideas, copyrights and/or trade secrets, existing and/or contemplated products and services, financial data, client information, marketing, and current or future business plans. Such information shall be treated as Confidential Information regardless of whether such information is marked “confidential.” Volunteer agrees to use the Confidential Information only for the purpose of carrying out volunteer responsibilities assigned by the Mission.

Without the Mission’s prior written consent, Volunteer agrees not to disclose Confidential Information to any third party, and, if Volunteer is an organization, Volunteer agrees not to disclose Confidential Information within its own organization to its directors, officers, partners, members and/or employees. This Agreement shall not be construed as creating, conveying, transferring, granting or conferring upon Volunteer any rights, license or authority in or to the Confidential Information, except the limited right to use Confidential Information as specified herein. No license or conveyance of any intellectual property rights is granted or implied by this Agreement. If Volunteer breaches (or threaten to breach) these confidentiality provisions, then Volunteer and the Mission agree that the Mission shall have no adequate remedy at law for money damages and accordingly shall be entitled to specific performance of this Agreement in addition to any other remedy to which the Mission may be entitled, at law or in equity.


This Agreement shall be governed by the respective laws of the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia, depending on the location of the event, and any dispute under this Agreement shall be settled in a state or federal court of competent jurisdiction in the District of Columbia. Maryland or Virginia.  The Volunteer warrants that Volunteer is 18 years or older and that Volunteer has every right to contract in Volunteer’s own name in the above regard. .


(Print Name)_____________________________________________________________


For minor-age (ages 12-17 years-old) volunteers.

(Parent/Guardian Signature)__________________________________________________________


(Print Name)_________________________________________________________


Parent or legal guardian of volunteers ages 12-17, please list names and ages and gender below.  You hereby agree to be legally responsible for their safety and behavior and to supervise them at all times while at Central Union Mission in accordance with our Volunteer Requirements.

NAME                           ­­­­­­                             AGE                                GENDER­­­­


*** Download a copy of the agreement here.

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