TPWD maintains excess medical accident and excess liability policies for volunteers who are injured while performing volunteer work or who cause damage to a third party. These policies provide excess coverage for expenses not covered by the volunteer's own insurance. Additionally, Texas Parks and Wildlife Code §11.0281 provides that TPWD is liable for property damages, personal injury, or death caused by volunteers operating TPWD motor-driven vehicles or motor-driven equipment in the scope of their volunteer activities.
Volunteer insurance claims are coordinated through TPWD legal staff. Please notify your volunteer coordinator immediately if you are injured or involved in an accident while performing volunteer duties for TPWD.
Volunteers (or their parents or guardians, if the volunteers are minors) are required to sign a TPWD liability waiver.
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