Rules for Application
All applications must be complete and legible. Applications become the property of the Sponsors and will not be returned. The Sponsors are not responsible for late, lost, delayed, damaged, illegible, incomplete, or misdirected applications. Limit one application per person. Applications submitted in violation of the official rules will be void. Application forms are available at lifetouchmemorymission.com.
Liability and Publicity
Volunteers will be required to sign valid liability/publicity releases. By accepting participation in the 2024 Lifetouch Memory Mission, the volunteer agrees that the Sponsors, their affiliates, officers, directors, employees, or agents, will have no liability for any injuries, losses, or damages related to the Memory Mission. Acceptance of the volunteer opportunity constitutes agreement by the volunteer that the Sponsors and other persons or entities authorized by the Sponsors may use, publish, and/or display the volunteers’ names, photos, videos, and testimonials in any media without limitation for any lawful purpose without further consideration.
This Memory Mission is organized by the Sponsors. Sponsors are not responsible for delays or inability to complete the Memory Mission due to strikes, acts of God, labor troubles, war, terrorism, delays of commercial carriers, restraints of public authority, political unrest, medical concerns, pandemics, or for any other reason beyond its control. A list of volunteers selected may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope by February 12, 2024, to Lifetouch Memory Mission, 11000 Viking Drive, Eden Prairie MN 55344. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited. Taxes, if any, are the responsibility of the selected volunteers. No transfers or substitutions, except at the discretion of a Sponsor for its respective organization. The Memory Mission may be canceled at any time or for any reason and no compensation or other consideration will be provided.
Additional details will be provided to volunteers selected. Volunteers and applicants agree to comply with all applicable laws and requirements imposed by the Sponsors, even if they are not described in this document.
Each volunteer is encouraged (but not required) to fundraise to offset the costs of building materials, supplies, and expenses for the mission. Lifetouch will provide fundraising ideas. No gifts may be earmarked for a specific individual. Volunteers will comply with applicable laws regulating the solicitation of charitable contributions.
No serious accidents, illnesses, or incidents have occurred on a Lifetouch Memory Mission. Construction projects are conducted under the direction of a professional. Lifetouch takes all reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of trip participants. However, foreign travel and work on a construction site come with inherent risks. Submitting your name as a potential volunteer is acknowledgment that you accept the risks and will not hold the Sponsors responsible in the event of loss, injury, or death. Volunteers may purchase supplemental travel and medical coverage at their own expense.
Volunteers are responsible for being informed of and understanding the risks. Visit http://travel.state.gov for travel information, tips, and warnings. Volunteers are required to sign and return liability and publicity releases and other required forms by Monday, October 16, 2023, acknowledging that risks of travel to and work at the Memory Mission location are understood and accepted.
There are aspects of the work that require physical labor. Depending on the school’s stage of construction, volunteers may dig and move dirt; classify and tie bottles between chicken wire; cut and bend rebar; mix cement and layer it onto the walls; paint; or other tasks as required. Volunteers will be required to walk on uneven surfaces, climb stairs, work outside in all weather conditions (hot, cool, or rain) and stand or sit on the ground for extended periods of time. Applicants selected for the Memory Mission trip must be able to perform the physical requirements listed in the application, with or without reasonable accommodation. Please note that working conditions on a construction site in rural Guatemala, and access to many resources, will not be the same as in the United States or Canada. Coordinators will work with volunteers to find meaningful jobs each day. Construction skills are not required.
Personal health care insurance is required and must be verified. Volunteers must have tetanus immunization within the past 10 years. No additional immunizations are required; however, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that routine vaccinations and COVID-19 vaccinations be up to date before a trip to Guatemala. Vaccine recommendations and requirements for international travelers can change quickly; we will be in contact with selected volunteers if new information becomes available. Routine vaccines include measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, varicella (chickenpox vaccine), polio vaccine, and a yearly flu shot. The CDC also recommends Hepatitis A and typhoid, but none of these are required. Volunteers should check with their doctors if other immunizations or medicines are recommended.
Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Use
The use of recreational drugs, alcohol, and tobacco is prohibited during the time of the Memory Mission trip.
I am submitting my name for the random drawing to volunteer for the 2024 Lifetouch Memory Mission to Guatemala. I have read, understand, and agree to comply with the conditions of the Memory Mission as described in the 2024 Lifetouch Memory Mission Volunteer Information and Application, including the restrictions on drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. I agree to comply with all other requirements of the Sponsors and applicable laws. I acknowledge and accept the risks of traveling to and from, living, working, and volunteering at the Memory Mission location. If I am selected, I agree to sign a valid Liability and Publicity Release. I also agree to complete a medical information form and provide such other information as is reasonably required. Participants of past Memory Missions are not eligible to apply.