Do you want to give back to your community while making new friends? Silicon Valley Volunteers is an organization that combines both aspirations. The organization is designed to help young people find opportunities to volunteer in their local community while meeting others with similar interests. Silicon Valley Volunteers focuses on providing opportunities that fit into the busy schedules of young people.
RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY:
The function of the organizers and event hosts of this group is only to organize the event. Joining the events with the Silicon Valley Volunteers is entirely voluntary and participants signing up for an event or any other activity, should fully understand the risks, dangers, and hazards associated with that activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the Organizer, Assistant Organizers and the event hosts of the Silicon Valley Volunteers from and against any and all liability arising from your participation in the group activities. Each person who signs up for an event/meetup/or outing is responsible for his or her own safety and that person is also responsible for any guest or guests they bring along to the event.
It is each volunteer's responsibility to ensure that s/he and his/her guests are in sufficient fitness and health to participate in the events. Event organizers make no warranties about the quality, safety, or supervision of these activities. By signing up for the event, you and your guests are accepting all the rules of the event.
This is a non-profit group, we are NOT liable for anyone's safety and we are NOT responsible for carpool arrangements to the meetups and any incident during the event or carpooling with other members. Please be careful who you carpool with (Especially for women, it is NOT a good idea to carpool with the people that you don't know very well) If you feel someone's behavior is not appropriate toward you or if someone harasses you, you can report that person to Meetup Head quarters or the local police department.
If someone is inappropriate, violent, or dangerous to other members DURING one of our events, we will remove that person from the meetup without any warning. But if someone harasses you before or after the events or during the carpooling, follow you up or look you up on any other online social media, we are not going to remove the member from our group, you may want to report that person to local police department.
Please respect other members and be safe.
NO-SHOW POLICY (3 strikes and out):
We understand that we are all busy people, and sometimes we have to bow out of events that we are interested in attending for various reasons. If you find you can’t make it to an event you have signed up for, please update your RSVP to NO as soon as possible.
This will allow us to open up a space for another volunteer who can attend. We don’t want to let down the nonprofits that we serve, and we want to make sure that volunteers who want to attend events have the ability to participate.
If you RSVP for an event and do NOT show up for the event, you will be marked as a "No Show." After you have been a No Show to 3 events, we reserve the right to remove you from the group.
We hope that you all understand the benefit of a policy like this for both the volunteers and the organizations that we serve.
SVV organizing team
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