Module 3: PowerPoint Slides Transcripts

Module 3: Liability

Slide 1: Liability 

Slide 2: Liability Protection Insurance

Authorized volunteers have the same liability protection as an employee when engaged in an Extension activity at the time an incident occurs.

Slide 3: Liability Coverage

What is, and what isn’t, covered if volunteer or University is sued.

Slide 4: To make sure you are covered

  • Make sure your name is listed at your county office as an authorized Extension volunteer
  • Discuss with your Extension staff contact what activities are appropriate for you to undertake
  • Make sure activities you undertake are appropriate and that your Extension staff contact knows when they are happening and under what circumstances.

Slide 5: Accident Insurance

Not provided by the University. Some local events may offer coverage – your local Extension office will have that information.

Slide 6: Automobile Liability Coverage

What the University covers for employees and volunteers

Slide 7: Senior Companion Program

Specific volunteer requirements for vehicle use

Slides 8-9: State Law & Automobile Liability Coverage

In the event of an accident, these are the steps you must follow:

  • report the accident to your county Extension contact person and ask him/her to contact the office of the Financial Administrator;
  • file a Driver’s Report of a Traffic Accident, available from the police, with the Secretary of State’s office within 48 hours; and
  • send a copy of the accident report to the office of the Financial Administrator, UMaine Cooperative Extension, 5741 Libby Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5741.

Slide 10: FMI

Link for more information

Slide 11: Making Connections

Outreach and communication guidelines

Slide 12: 4-H:

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