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Hello volunteers, we are excited to have you help us prep the revamped Riverview Park before its grand opening in June.

There are some odds and ends around the area that we are in need of help with, including but not limited to tree planting, brush removal, painting, and trash pick up.

We will have volunteers gather at the main playground to meet with our staff who will discuss what responsibilities will be. You can find the map of where to park at the bottom of this message below the weather notification information. Once you park, you will walk across the bridge to the playground. The bridge is also shown on the map below. We ask that when volunteers first arrive and are gathered to hear the instructions, that they keep their masks on. Once you spread out and are able to maintain 6 feet of distance, masks are not required.

We will provide all supplies including hand sanitizer for after work completion. Some jobs won't take the entire time so those groups can help with some of the tree planting or trash pick up once they finish.

Call 248-6399 or text DSMVOLUNTEERS to 84483 to sign-up for weather-related updates.

Map of where volunteers will park: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1YEKG7l_pbgVtzDtYDqhJGSF_2Le5QXwC&usp=sharing

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Disclaimer

We will require on-site that you read and sign the following waiver below. We are providing this waiver in advance for you to read.

VOLUNTEER WAIVER
In consideration of my, or my minor child, being permitted to participate in any way in the above named Volunteer Program, I, the
Undersigned, for myself and my minor child, all of my or my minor child's, personal representatives, executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin,
successors and assigns, herein referred to as "Releasors", do hereby:

1. Acknowledge that this volunteer service carries with it the potential for serious injury, death and/or property damage, and certify as to my
physical fitness and that of my minor child to participate and declare that neither I, nor my minor child, have been advised otherwise by a
qualified medical professional.

2. Acknowledge, agree, and represent that I and my minor child will, at all times, be aware of the surroundings during the volunteer service and
agree that if I or my minor child consider anything related to this Activity to be unsafe, will immediately advise the Activity officials of such, and
if necessary, will leave the area or refuse to participate further in the volunteer service.

3. Waive, release and discharge, and covenant not to sue, the City of Des Moines, Iowa, its elected and appointed officials, employees,
volunteers, sponsors, and agents, including others who give recommendations, directions, or instructions as part of this volunteer service,
hereinafter referred to as "City", from any and all liability to Releasors, except for my minor child, for any and all loss or damage, and any claim
or demands therefor, on account of injury to the person, including illness or complications associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, or property
or resulting in my death or that of my minor child arising out of or related to the volunteer service, including traveling to or from the volunteer
service.

4. Agree to Indemnify and Save and Hold Harmless the City and each of them from any loss, liability, damage, or cost that they may incur arising
out of or related to my or my minor child's participation in this volunteer service.

5. Assume full responsibility for any risk of bodily injury, including illness or complications associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, death or
property damage arising out of or related to the volunteer service. I agree to comply with all applicable safety rules, including wearing
protective clothing, close-toed shoes/boots, safety goggles, gloves, and vest while performing my volunteer activities.

6. Agree that this Release and Waiver of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement and Photo Release extends to all acts of negligence by the
City, not including gross negligence and willful misconduct, and is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by law including any
governmental immunity afforded the City by law and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall,
notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.

7. Authorize any medical treatment, including the administration of anesthesia, deemed advisable by any licensed physician to relieve any
injuries received or illness contracted by me or my minor child as a participant in this volunteer service. I hereby agree to pay all costs of any
medical treatment or emergency transportation.

8. Authorize and consent to the City, its sponsors, and any news media, and their successors and assigns and those acting under their authority,
to take, publish, use in any media, and copyright photographs, videotape or other and audio or visual media, including broadcast in any media,
of me or my minor child and agree that such may be used for any lawful purpose without further compensation or approval.

I have read this Release and Waiver and Assumption of Risk Agreement and Photo Release, fully understand its terms, understand that
I have given up substantial rights by signing it, and sign it voluntarily without assurance or guarantee being made to me and intend
my signature to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the fullest extent permitted by law, including all acts of
negligence by the City as stated above. I agree that this Agreement and Photo Release will be IN EFFECT for 5 YEARS from the date of
my signature, unless otherwise terminated by me in writing delivered to the City.