Elective/Voluntary Activity Waivers
The size of the type font in the waivers should not be changed, nor should the size of the documents be reduced, nor should the waivers be altered in any other way.Occasionally, someone signs the waiver after crossing out certain portions that they do not like, or they modify the language of the waiver. You should not accept an altered waiver.
A parent or guardian should sign the form if the participant is a minor. No one should be allowed to participate unless he or she submits the signed waiver. (Even though the waiver carries the designation "voluntary" to describe it, signing it or not signing it is not voluntary, IF the person wishes to be allowed to participant in the activity.)
You should keep the signed waivers on file for at least two years after the date of the activity. If the participant is a minor, the waiver must be kept until two years after the minor turns age eighteen.
If you have any questions, please contact the ANR Risk Services office at (530) 750-1263.
There are two liability waivers available for download, one for 4-H related activities and the other for all other elective voluntary activities. Each has been provided in English and Spanish. Please note that the waivers are PDF forms which will allow you to enter the participant's name, county name, and activity information directly on the form prior to printing.