CARE RECIPIENT VOLUNTEERS
Thank you for your interest in collaborating with HighVibe Healing Arts Academy as a Care Recipient Volunteer (CRV). We offer a host of programs that will deeply benefit from your volunteerism, and want to make sure you are fully informed of the scope of responsibility involved, so please read all of the details noted herein. Thereafter, if you are still interested in joining us, text the following message to 502-821-0305:
“I'M CRV READY”
Note: By sending this text message, you are acknowledging
your agreement to honor all of the terms noted herein.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
The primary function of a CRV is to help with Learning Projects (allowing HighVibe Healing Arts Academy instructors/participating partners to demonstrate massage and bodywork techniques on their body, and to allow students to practice on them.
As a CRV, you are contributing to the legacy of love, healing and empowered living that we are seeking to facilitate in every person we touch, and every client our students will some day serve. Therefore, we are very intentionally seeking reliable volunteer candidates—dynamic humans that we can trust to show up as scheduled, to follow our cancellation policies and procedures on the rare occasions that they can’t make it, to operate with integrity, and to enjoy the “rewards of the ride.” Additionally, CRVs are expected to:
Be present (your absence disrupts student learning).
Be clean (personal hygiene matters in the bodywork business—inside and out).
Be hydrated (dehydration affects the malleability of the skin/fascia/muscle).
Be kind (its easy, contagious, and rewarding).
Be honest (honest feedback helps to develop great therapists).
Be aware (pay attention to what your body is telling you).
Be able to lay face up, face down, and on the side.
Be comfortable being undressed for modalities that require skin-to-skin contact (you will be covered/draped with a sheet/blanket in the same way that you would expect in a private session with a licensed massage therapist (LMT).
Be comfortable receiving touch all over the body, including the: face, scalp, ears, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, chest (above the breasts), abdomen (below the breasts & above the pubic bone), hips/glutes, legs feet, and back.
Be comfortable receiving touch from more than one person at a time.
Be comfortable be observed by instructors and students as therapy is being applied.
Be willing to participant in a variety of therapeutic modalities (i.e. massage, stretching, joint movement, . . .).
Be open to assisted stretching and joint movement.
Be open to light touch and non-touch energy healing modalities (i.e. Reiki, Vibrational Sound Healing . . .).
Be open to receiving cupping therapy (may leave cupping marks—cupping marks ARE NOT bruises).
Be open to receiving Gua Sha [may leave Sha marks (resistant/locked energy)—sha marks ARE NOT bruises).
Sign an Informed Consent to Treat, Waiver of Liability, & Photo/Video Release.
Be included in a group text messaging app (GroupMe) for communication purposes (i.e. confirmations, cancellations, substitute recruitments).
Be willing to adhere to CRV policies and procedures.
To sign up to volunteer, respond to the SignUP invitation we will send you via text.
(1) Arrive at the SCHOOL Door Up to 5 Minutes Early & Ring the Doorbell. We are located at 106 Cannons Lane, Louisville, KY—parking is out back.
(2) Once inside, be prepared to slip out of your shoes (socks are welcome), and proceed to the classroom straight ahead.
(3) The instructor will let you know what to do—whether or not the lesson for the day will require you to undress, and to what extent.
(4) As the subject of the learning project, you will mostly just rest on the table/mat or sit in the chair, and respond to inquiries about comfort and pressure. At other times, you may also be required to complete feedback forms. There may also be brief waiting times during transitions, and the potential for your project to conclude sooner than what is indicated on the SignUp invitation.
Note: In some instances, CRVs may be invited to sign up to Learning Projects via SignUp app.
Cancellations and No-Shows can be detrimental to student learning. To avoid such detriment, CRVs are required to enlist a substitute in their absence. Thus, the process of initiating a cancellation includes the following steps:
1. Text the following language via GroupMe App (all instructors and CRVs will receive this message):
INCLUDE APPOINTMENT DETAILS (DATE/TIME)
“WHO CAN FILL IN FOR ME?”
2(a). In the event that no one in the GroupMe can fill in for you, your next step is to enlist a friend, family member . . . . (be sure to direct them to highvibehealingarts.com for CRV instructions).
2(b) If a substitute has not been secured at least 5 hours in advance of the scheduled appointment time, send a GroupMe text that says:
RESPONDING TO SUB REQUESTS
When you receive a Substitute Request notification via GroupMe text, you ONLY NEED TO RESPOND IF YOU CAN SUB. In that case, reply:
“I CAN SUB”
Note: Habitual cancellations will result in the termination of the CRVs option to continue their volunteer partnership with all HighVibe enterprises.
ADDITIONAL CRV AGREEMENTS (PREVIEW)
INFORMED CONSENT TO TREAT
I hereby consent to receive care, for demonstration and learning purposes, from HighVibe School of Integrative Massage and Bodywork (HSIMB) students, instructors, staff. I have been informed that the range of services offered are generally safe, but may create energetic, emotional, physical shifts and detoxification responses. I do not expect the student/therapist to be able to anticipate and explain all possible responses, and wish to rely on the practitioner to exercise judgment during the course of treatment in an effort to support my highest good. I understand that results are not guaranteed, not always immediate, and not the ultimate goal in my role as a Care Recipient Volunteer.
WAIVER OF LIABILITY
Additionally, my heirs, guardians, legal representatives, and I hereby and forever release, waive, and discharge any and all claims against HighVibe Healing Arts Academy, the HiGHV, and HighVibe Living, LLC and their administrators, practitioners, instructors, support staff, students, and student interns, who at no time and under no circumstances, responsible for any injuries or other damage that may occur as a result of my voluntary participation in receiving care from, or attending a class with, a student therapist or other HighVibe representative.
In the event that I choose, of my own free will, to receive treatment during, or in the aftermath of, a known pandemic, I further acknowledge that: (1) I am receiving treatment at my own risk; (2) I am responsible for abiding by any and all written and/or verbal safety and sanitation protocols set forth by HighVibe; (3) and my responses to any required assessment questionnaires are true to the best of my knowledge.
I hereby grant and authorize HighVibe Healing Arts Academy representatives and its agents the right to take, edit, alter, copy, exhibit, publish, distribute and make use of any and all pictures or video taken of me to be used in and/or for legally promotional materials including, but not limited to, newsletters, flyers, posters, brochures, advertisements, fundraising letters, annual reports, press kits and submissions to journalists, websites, social networking sites and other print and digital communications, without payment or any other consideration. This authorization extends to all languages, media, formats and markets now known or hereafter devised.
I understand and agree that these materials shall become the property of HighVibe Healing Arts Academy, HighVibe Living, the HiGHV and any other name by which the company operates.
I hereby hold harmless, and release HighVibe Healing Arts, HighVibe Living LLC, and the HiGHV from all liability, petitions, and causes of action which I, my heirs, representative, executors, administrators, or any other persons may make while acting on my behalf or on behalf of my estate.
I understand that:
= I am not to receive services at HHAA if I am ill/infected (diagnosed or symptomatic) with any contagious conditions, viruses, infections that can be transmitted through skin-to-skin, surface, and/or air contact (i.e. shingles, herpes, ringworm, COVID-19, flu, syphilis, . . .) or any condition that could potentially jeopardize the health, wellness, or safety of HighVibe practitioners or other HighVibe Living members/clients.
= I am required to follow all safety protocols in place during, or in the timely aftermath of, a known pandemic, including wearing a mask throughout my session except when lying in a prone/face down position.
= The therapies that I receive are for the student therapist to glean additional practice and experience with massage and bodywork techniques, and that certain common benefits for me may include: management/reduction of physical and/or mental stress, strain, and pain, and the promotion of my overall health and wellness.
= The therapies offered at HighVibe are not a replacement for medical care, that no diagnosis will be made, and that I am responsible for consulting my physician for a medical perspective on the physical ailments that I may have.
= Cupping & Gua Sha marks may appear, and are temporary.
= It is my responsibility to review HighVibe's Student Clinic Orientation policies, which are outlined on our website (https://www.highvibehealingarts.com), on our booking page, and can be updated at any time.
By signing up for a volunteer learning project, you are acknowledging that you understand and agree to all terms and conditions (i.e. waivers, policies, procedures, expectations . . . ) noted on the HSIMB Volunteers page at highvibehealingarts.com, and willingly consent to being legally bound to all expressed terms and conditions.