Volunteer Application and Approval Form for SAU 70
Thank you for volunteering on behalf of our schools! Please note the following:

New Hampshire law provides a volunteer with immunity from civil liability for damage or injury to a person provided: 1) A volunteer of record with the District; and 2) They acted in good faith within the scope of their official functions and duties as a volunteer; and 3) The damage or injury was not caused by willful, wanton or grossly negligent misconduct by the volunteer. Please note that there are exceptions for volunteer activity related to transportation. Please also note that in the case of volunteer athletic coaches or sports officials, such volunteers shall possess proper certification or validation of competence in the rules, procedures, practices, and programs of the athletic activity. See NH RSA 508:17.

Those individuals serving as volunteers in Vermont may be entitled to the protection of Vermont law (24 V.S.A. § 901a) which provides for indemnification and a defense by the municipal entity except in cases where the volunteer engaged in an act or omission that was willful, intentional, or outside the scope of the employee's authority.

The undersigned applicant affirms that he/she knows of no reason, medical or otherwise, which would prevent him/her from performing the tasks required; that he/she is acquainted with what is required to perform those tasks, and has the skill and ability to perform them; that he/she assumes full responsibility for his/her safety, except where resulting from the negligence of the District; that he/she will hold the District harmless for any injury to himself/herself or his/her property and for injury or damage resulting form his/her own negligence; that he/she will perform the volunteer service in compliance with the standards and specifications established by the District; and that he/she will honor the direction of District officials to suspend or terminate service.

Please be advised that if you are categorized as a Designated Volunteer (see school board policy IJOC: https://www.sau70.org/school-boards/policies), you will be subject to a Criminal Record Check as defined in legal references NH RSA 189:13-a and VT 16 §VSA 260.

Please fill out one form per person.
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