Volunteer in Detroit


2020 Six Day Project

Detroit once housed more than 1.8 million people. However, now with only 650,000 residents, we have a lot of vacant land—thousands of acres of overgrown brush and weeds making certain areas not only visually depressing but also more dangerous. 

The City of Detroit’s blight removal program is second to none, however COVID-19 has brought about significant budget cuts. That said, it’s just not possible for vacant properties to be maintained weekly at this time in our city’s history, and we need the help of volunteers like you to continue investing in the neighborhoods surrounding the one stop shop of opportunity that we’ve created together–the Durfee Innovation Society.

Additionally, given the division and polarization we’re facing in our country, we need Six Day Projects where people from all walks of life can work together–now more than ever.

Health and Safety

Below are the measures we are doing to keep our volunteers safe and healthy during the Six Day Project:

  • Volunteers will be distanced at least 10 feet at all times.
  • All tools will be pre-sanitized before use.
  • Volunteers will drive their own vehicles to the project site.
  • Each volunteer team will work on one block, and one block only. Blocks will be limited to 10-30 individuals per block, to keep volunteers spread apart.
  • No tool swapping/sharing will take place. Whichever tool you use that day (lawn mower, weed wacker, loppers, rake or shovel) will be used by you and you only.
  • Volunteers are required to bring their own masks, gloves and water. There will be additional masks, gloves and plenty of water available.

Registration

Registration is currently open for groups of 5 or more. Individuals or smaller groups are not able to register at this time. Members of our corporate giving circle, the 313 Club, are given priority to register for this year’s Six Day Project. Click the button below to submit your company for consideration.

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Six Day Project Volunteer Registration and Waiver

Instructions
This form is for individuals whose organization has already been approved by Life Remodeled to volunteer at the 2020 Six Day Project.

If you have any questions, contact Director of Volunteer and Youth Engagement, Sharnese Marshall, at Sharnese@LifeRemodeled.com
Contact Details





*Don't see your company listed here? Contact Sharnese Marshall at Sharnese@LifeRemodeled.com





Waiver Language

I desire to participate in various activities operated, organized or sponsored by Life Remodeled (collectively “Activities”) for civic, charitable and/or humanitarian purposes. Activities may include, by way of example, construction; rehabilitating residential buildings, non-profit community centers or educational facilities; neighborhood beautification and blight removal; cleaning; boarding up windows, doors and other building openings; demolition, loading and unloading materials, equipment and supplies; transportation; administrative, organizational, and food services, and other activities at Life Remodeled events, and I understand that some of these Activities may be hazardous. I am offering my services on a voluntary basis and I understand and agree that I will not be entitled to or be paid any wages, benefits or other compensation by Life Remodeled for my services.

 

In consideration of Life Remodeled allowing me to participate in its Activities, I agree as follows:

 

1. Assumption of Risk. Activities may be performed within the City of Detroit, in areas that may have a high crime rate. Activities may involve physical activity or labor, loading and unloading, transportation to and from the work sites, contact with unidentified and/or unfamiliar persons, unanticipated hazards, unexpected dangers and other potential risks of bodily injury or damage to property. I represent that, to my knowledge:


a. I have no physical or mental conditions which would interfere with my ability to participate in the Activities or that would endanger me or any other person with whom I may have contact during the Activities;

 

b. I recognize the possible dangers of participating in the Activities and agree that I am solely responsible for my safety and health conditions (and any limitations imposed thereby);

 

c. I will notify Life Remodeled as promptly as possible if I believe I cannot meet the requirements of an Activity; and

 

d. I will comply with all federal, state and local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations applicable to my participation in the Activity.

 

I expressly and specifically assume any and all risks of injury, illness or harm caused or sustained by me during my participation in the Activities.


2. Insurance. Life Remodeled does not carry or maintain health, medical, or disability insurance coverage for any Volunteer nor does it carry property insurance covering property damage or loss incurred by a Volunteer. I am responsible for having personal/family medical health care coverage and property insurance. Life Remodeled does not assume any responsibility or obligation to provide financial assistance or other assistance, including but not limited to, medical, health, disability or property insurance coverage in the event of any illness, bodily injury, personal injury or property loss or damage sustained by me.

 

3. Medical Treatment. In the event I suffer an injury or condition during my participation in the Activities, I authorize Life Remodeled through designated officials or persons to contact the Emergency Contact Person indicated below to advise them of my injury or condition and to consult with them regarding medical care or treatment.

 

4. Indemnity and Waiver. To the fullest extent permitted by law, I hereby waive, release, forever discharge, and agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Life Remodeled and any of its officers, directors, employees, affiliates, agents, managers, homeowners, project owners(including specifically Detroit Public Schools Community District, City of Detroit, and the Education Achievement Authority/State of Michigan), other volunteers, representatives, and their heirs, representatives, successors, assigns, and partners (collectively, “Releasees”) from any and all liability, actions, causes of action, demands, losses, damages (any illness, death, bodily injury, personal injury or property damage) and claims, costs, expenses and fees, of every kind or nature, either in law or in equity, which arise or hereafter may arise from my participation in the Activities, including those arising from Releasees’ negligence and carelessness, but not those arising from Releasees’ gross or sole negligence or intentional misconduct.

 

5. Confidentiality. In the course of my services to Life Remodeled, I may have access to information of Life Remodeled (and its employees, partners, donors, supporters, and clients) that is not public. This information may be disclosed in a variety of media, including electronically, orally, print, demonstration, and observation and may include financial, strategic, personal, and technical data (collectively, “Information”). It may not necessarily be identified with a notice or legend. I shall use the Information only for the purposes of providing services to Life Remodeled; take reasonable precautions to prevent the unauthorized disclosure or use of the Information and follow instructions from Life Remodeled management regarding the treatment of such Information; not copy or disclose the Information to third parties unless authorized by Life Remodeled management; and return all Information and other Life Remodeled materials upon request or upon conclusion of my participation in the Activities, whichever comes first. These obligations of confidentiality survive conclusion of my services to Life Remodeled and continue for so long a period of time as the Information is nonpublic.

 

6. Ownership of Workproduct. Life Remodeled owns the Workproduct, and the intellectual property rights relating to such Workproduct, of its employees, contractors, and Volunteers. “Workproduct” includes Information and materials created in connection with Life Remodeled projects, such as photographs, video, motion pictures, films, sound recordings, compositions, brand identities, artwork, scripts, brochures, web site content, social media content and accounts, data, research, architectural plans, drawings, designs, plans, software and specifications. I hereby assign to Life Remodeled all right, title, and interest in Workproduct. To the extent applicable to Workproduct, I waive all moral rights.

 

7. Right of Publicity Release. Life Remodeled may record its Volunteers in any medium (including photographic, motion picture, and sound recording) in connection with the Activities (“Recording”). The Recording may be used by Life Remodeled for any lawful purpose relating to the mission of Life Remodeled, including educational, promotional, recruiting, fundraising, social engagement, news reporting, and merchandising. The Recording may be copied, adapted, published, and integrated with other content. The use of the Recording may include the use of a Volunteer’s image, likeness, voice, and information/opinions provided and is paid up, royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable, sublicensable, and in perpetuity.


8. Electronic Signature. This Agreement may be signed and accepted electronically, meaning that, by clicking “accept” or otherwise conveying my compliance with this Agreement through electronic means, my electronic signature will be deemed valid and binding.

 

9. General Provisions.  This Agreement is governed by the laws of the United States and the State of Michigan (exclusive of its choice of law rules). This Agreement is the sole understanding of the parties with respect to the stated subject matter and may be amended only by a written agreement signed by Life Remodeled and the undersigned. Any waiver of a party’s right or remedy related to this Agreement must be in writing, signed by that party to be effective and no waiver shall be implied from a failure of either party to exercise a right or remedy. If any provision of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision will be enforced to the fullest extent that it is valid and enforceable under applicable law. All provisions relating to indemnification, releases and limitations of liability shall remain in full force and effect after termination or expiration of this Agreement.

Waiver for Minors
Bringing a minor to the Six Day Project? Sign this waiver.

Seeking Skilled Volunteers to Work with Life Remodeled

Life Remodeled is seeking to add a number of skilled volunteers to our team. See the job descriptions posted below and reach out to Sharnese Marshall, Director of Volunteer and Youth Engagement, at sharnese@liferemodeled.org with interest.

DIS Tenant Ambassador

Youth Sports Assistant

Nutrition Program Coordinator

Math Enrichment Coordinator

Fitness Coordinator

DIS Recruitment Coordinator