Volunteer Agreement Terms and Conditions
1.PROGRAM DESCRIPTION AND EXPECTATIONS
The VOLUNTEER shall furnish to ORGANIZATION work products, written works, editing services, research services, and other projects as described in correspondence between the ORGANIZATION Project Supervisor and VOLUNTEER. VOLUNTEER will be responsible for editing work products, generating “public consumption-ready” materials, and demonstrating excellence in attention to detail, editing, spelling, grammar and any other skills in keeping with ORGANIZATION’S standards for excellence when executing these tasks. No reassignment of work to any other individual shall be made without the prior written approval of ORGANIZATION.
2.TERM OF AGREEMENT
This Agreement will last for the time period, number of hours, and/or project completion as agreed to by ORGANIZATION and VOLUNTEER via email and other correspondence between ORGANIZATION and VOLUNTEER. ORGANIZATION retains the right to terminate this agreement immediately, if VOLUNTEER acts in a manner which is contrary to the standards or reputation of ORGANIZATION, or if VOLUNTEER submits any false personal information, plagiarized materials, or otherwise untruthful or dishonest material at any point prior to or during VOLUNTEER’s work with ORGANIZATION.
3.PROGRAM BENEFIT TO VOLUNTEER AND EXPENSES
Upon successful completion of the responsibilities under this agreement VOLUNTEER will receive credit for successfully volunteering with ORGANIZATION, which can be listed on VOLUNTEER’s resume only if all projects, time commitments and duties are satisfactorily completed, and written approval is provided by ORGANIZATION. VOLUNTEER receives the benefit of working with ORGANIZATION on projects, learning skills, receiving guidance in projects, and other educational benefits. VOLUNTEER understands that no financial support is provided for work under this agreement.
Any written notification required hereunder to ORGANIZATION shall be personally served or mailed by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the following: Campus Outreach Services; PO Box 332; Wayne, PA 19087
5.COPYRIGHT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
ORGANIZATION and its affiliates or designees shall own, solely and exclusively, the copyright, all copyright rights, any trademarks or patents to any written material, codes, applications, or other deliverables produced by VOLUNTEER under this Agreement and/or on behalf of ORGANIZATION.
6.CONFIDENTIALITY AND NON-COMPETE
The VOLUNTEER shall use VOLUNTEER’s best efforts to keep confidential any information about ORGANIZATION’s clients, business ideas, employees, contacts, or the like; provided by ORGANIZATION or any similar oral information conveyed to VOLUNTEER. VOLUNTEER agrees not to use, either personally or on behalf of any other party; disseminate, or in any way disclose any confidential Information of ORGANIZATION to any person, firm or business, except to those employees and agents of VOLUNTEER whose knowledge of the confidential Information is required in order for VOLUNTEER to complete projects and must have prior written approval from ORGANIZATION to do so. VOLUNTEER agrees to: (a) hold all Confidential Information in confidence; acknowledge the ORGANIZATION’S proprietary rights therein and shall exercise at least the same care with respect thereto as it exercises with respect to VOLUNTEER’s own confidential information, but in no event with less than reasonable care; (b) take all reasonable measures to protect the secrecy of and avoid disclosure or use of Confidential Information in order to prevent any Confidential Information from falling into the public domain or the possession of unauthorized persons; and (c) not use, disclose or disseminate or allow to be disclosed or disseminated any Confidential Information to any third party without the prior written consent of ORGANIZATION. VOLUNTEER agrees to notify the ORGANIZATION of any misuse, misappropriation or unauthorized disclosure of any Confidential Information promptly upon becoming aware of any such misuse, misappropriation or unauthorized disclosure by any person including the VOLUNTEER.
Waiver or non-enforcement by either party of a term or condition shall not constitute a waiver or a non-enforcement of any other term or condition or of any subsequent breach of the same or similar term or condition.
Any amendments to this Agreement must be made, in writing, and approved by the parties.
9. ENTIRE AGREEMENT
This Agreement contains the entire Agreement between the parties and supersedes all prior written or oral agreements with respect to the subject matter herein.
10. APPLICABLE LAW
This Agreement shall be deemed to be made in, and in all respects shall be interpreted, construed and governed by and in accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, without regard to any principles governing conflicts of laws or cannons of construction interpreting written agreements against the draftsperson. Any dispute arising out of this Agreement shall be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
11. ORGANIZATION PROPERTY
VOLUNTEER agrees to keep confidential and return to ORGANIZATION upon termination of this Agreement any property and materials belonging to ORGANIZATION, including but not limited to: manuals, applications, data, software passwords or codes, videos, trade secrets and confidential information, forecasts, names and addresses of ORGANIZATION customers/clients and potential customers/clients, customer/client contacts, sales information, sales forecasts, memoranda, marketing brochures, business or marketing plans, reports, projections, ORGANIZATION contracts with customers/clients or other parties, and any other information or property previously or currently held or used by VOLUNTEER that is or was related to VOLUNTEER’s relationship with ORGANIZATION. VOLUNTEER agrees to not to use any of ORGANIZATION'S property in any other capacity without express, written permission from ORGANIZATION. VOLUNTEER also agrees to cease use of email addresses, passwords, codes, and any other applications or accounts provided to VOLUNTEER by ORGANIZATION under this Agreement.