A volunteer driver is an individual that uses his/her personally owned vehicle for parish or school business. The diocese has the following recommendations for the use of volunteer drivers:
The Diocesan Insurance Program and our excess insurance carriers specifically exclude from coverage the sale (includes raffles, auctions, and drawings), use, and/or storage on parish and/or school premise of the following items:
** Note: Diocesan policy does allow a priest to keep his personal firearms and guns in the rectory.
Bouncy Houses: All contracts or agreements for the rental of inflatable amusements for parish/school events must be reviewed by the Diocesan Insurance Office. The diocesan attorneys have special wording which must be agreed to by the rental company prior to the signing of the contract to protect the parish/school and Diocese in the case of an injury. Send all contracts to Monica Adams for the required wording.
Virtually any activity has the potential to cause an injury. However certain activities are so inherently dangerous that we prohibit our parishes and schools from sponsoring or participating in them. They include but are not limited to:
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