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member release, agreements & disclosures

1. ASSUMPTION OF RISK
As a member of the Parent Helper's Club (PHC), I hereby fully assume the risk for injury or loss, which I may sustain, while in any way connected with the voluntary services performed for Champions in Motion. In addition, I also release and forever discharge Champions in Motion, its directors, and employees on their behalves from all claims, demands, actions, and causes of actions, relating to any injury or loss during my activity with their organization.
2. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VOLUNTARY SERVICES
As a PHC Member, I acknowledge that any services I perform for Champions in Motion, are performed voluntarily and without any monetary compensation.
3. EVENT ASSUMPTION RELEASE
I further acknowledge that I have agreed to assume the risk and grant the release herein to consideration for being permitted to voluntarily participate and offer assistance in parades, competitions, tournaments, or other events being held by Champions in Motion.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION DISCLOSURE
Champions in Motion (“the Company”) may obtain information about you from a third party consumer reporting agency for employment purposes. This information may be obtained in the form of a “consumer report” and/or an “investigative consumer report” (commonly known as a “background report”). These reports may contain information regarding your criminal history, social security verification, motor vehicle records (“driving records”), credit history*, verification of your education or employment history, drug screening or other background checks. This information may be obtained from private and public record sources, including, as appropriate: government agencies and courthouses, and educational institutions. The reports may also include information about your character, general reputation, personal characteristics, mode of living, etc., which can involve personal interviews with individuals or companies that you have listed as a reference, former employer, etc. A more comprehensive background investigation may be required pursuant to state or federal law, contract agreement, or for certain sensitive positions (such as those with significant financial responsibilities). (*Please note that credit history will only be requested where such information is substantially related to the duties and responsibilities of the position for which you are applying.)

You have the right, upon written request made within a reasonable time, to request whether a consumer report has been run about you, disclosure of the nature and scope of any investigative consumer report, and to request a copy of your report. Please be advised that the nature and scope of any investigative consumer report obtained with regard to applicants for employment is an investigation conducted by Albietz Data Search (ADS). ADS is located and can be contacted by mail at 715 South Florissant Road, Ferguson, MO 63135, and ADS can be contacted by phone at (636) 332-9093. Information about ADS’ privacy policy is available by emailing ADS at customerservice@adsbackgroundscreening.com. The scope of this notice and authorization is all-encompassing and allows the Company to obtain from any outside organization all manner of consumer reports throughout the course of your employment or your contract period to the extent permitted by law.
MEMBER RULES & CODE OF ETHICS
1. SMOKING OR USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS IN THE PRESENCE OF CHILDREN IS PROHIBITED.

2. USING, POSSESSING, OR BEING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR ILLEGAL DRUGS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.

3. VOLUNTEERS SHALL NOT ABUSE CHILDREN INCLUDING PHYSICAL ABUSE (STRIKE, SPANK, SHAKE OR SLAP), VERBAL ABUSE (HUMILIATE, DEGRADE, THREATEN), SEXUAL ABUSE (INAPPROPRIATE TOUCHING AND EXPOSURE), MENTAL ABUSE (SHAMING, WITHHOLDING LOVE, CRUELTY) OR NEGLECT (WITHHOLDING FOOD, WATER, BASIC CARE, ETC).

4. VOLUNTEERS MUST TREAT CHILDREN OF ALL RACES, RELIGIONS, AND CULTURES WITH RESPECT AND CONSIDERATION.

5. VOLUNTEERS MUST USE POSITIVE TECHNIQUES OF GUIDANCE, INCLUDING POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT AND ENCOURAGEMENT RATHER THAN COMPETITION, COMPARISON, OR CRITICISM.

6. VOLUNTEERS SHALL ABSTAIN FROM HUMILIATING OR FRIGHTENING DISCIPLINE TECHNIQUES.

7. VOLUNTEERS SHALL NOT USE PROFANITY IN THE PRESENCE OF CHILDREN OR PARENTS.

8. VOLUNTEERS WILL REFRAIN FROM INTIMATE DISPLAYS OF AFFECTION TOWARD OTHERS IN THE PRESENCE OF CHILDREN, PARENTS, AND STAFF.

9. MONETARY AND EXPENSIVE GIFTS TO VOLUNTEERS ARE PROHIBITED.

10. VOLUNTEERS MUST BE FREE OF PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS THAT MIGHT ADVERSELY AFFECT CHILDREN’S HEALTH, INCLUDING FEVER OR CONTAGIOUS CONDITIONS.

11. VOLUNTEERS WILL PORTRAY A POSITIVE ROLE MODEL FOR YOUTH BY MAINTAINING AN ATTITUDE OF RESPECT, LOYALTY, PATIENCE, INTEGRITY, COURTESY, TACT, AND MATURITY.

12. VOLUNTEERS WILL DO EVERYTHING IN THEIR POWER TO AVOID BEING PUT IN A SITUATION WHERE THEY ARE ALONE WITH A CHAMPIONS IN MOTION CHILD OTHER THAN THEIR OWN. IN FACT, CARING FOR ANY CHAMPIONS IN MOTION CHILDREN OTHER THAN THEIR OWN ON A 1 ON 1 BASIS, SUCH AS BABYSITTING IS PROHIBITED.

13. NORTH CAROLINA LAW REQUIRES THAT ALL CITIZENS REPORT ANY SUSPECTED ABUSE OR NEGLECT OF A CHILD TO THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, CHILD PROTECTION UNIT.

14. I UNDERSTAND THAT AS A VOLUNTEER FOR CHAMPIONS IN MOTION, I MAY BE SUBJECT TO A BACKGROUND CHECK, INCLUDING CRIMINAL HISTORY.

15. I UNDERSTAND THAT ALLEGATIONS OR SUSPICIONS OF CHILD ABUSE ARE TAKEN VERY SERIOUSLY BY CHAMPIONS IN MOTION AND WILL BE REPORTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, CHILD PROTECTION UNIT FOR INVESTIGATION AND THAT CHAMPIONS IN MOTION WILL FULLY COOPERATE WITH ANY RELATED INVESTIGATIONS AND WILL PURSUE THE PROSECUTION OF CHILD ABUSERS FULLY UNDER THE LAWS OF THIS STATE.

16. VOLUNTEERS WILL NOT SPEAK TO FACILITIES ON BEHALF OF CHAMPIONS IN MOTION WITHOUT WRITTEN APPROVAL FROM CHAMPIONS IN MOTION STAFF. I UNDERSTAND THAT ANY VIOLATION OF THIS CODE MAY BE GROUNDS FOR IMMEDIATE REMOVAL AS A VOLUNTEER.

17. ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY. MORE THAN ONE UNEXCUSED ABSENCE WILL BE CAUSE FOR DISMISSAL. BEING FULLY AWARE OF THE MATTERS CONTAINED IN THE VOLUNTEER CODE OF ETHICS AND RULES, I STILL DESIRE CONSIDERATION AS A VOLUNTEER AT CHAMPIONS IN MOTION.