Why does the volunteer have to sign a Workers’ Comp Volunteer Form and a Waiver Form?
Often, University policy requires that volunteers sign both forms. The University requires this because, on the one hand, it is providing a non-required benefit (coverage under the University's Workers' Compensation Program)—hence the Volunteer form—while, on the other hand it requires the volunteer to waive any other remedies against the University. In other words, the waiver protects the university from claims as they relate to "personal injury." However, this does not invalidate the person's rights under Workers Compensation laws in California.
Año Nuevo Island
Migratory Bird Act disturbance permits are needed only for threatened/endangered species (USFW email)