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Does your community organisation engage volunteers? Do you know the legal difference between paid and unpaid workers?
This popular session steps participants through the components of a successful and legally compliant volunteer program.
Issues covered include:
- the legal differences between a volunteer, an employee and an independent contractor
- the importance of volunteer insurance
- the volunteer selection process and equal opportunity laws
- the importance of screening and background checks
- how to meet the ‘duty of care’ your organisation owes to volunteers
- an organisation’s legal responsibility for the actions of its volunteers
- reimbursing or paying volunteers
- volunteers’ personal information and privacy
- reviewing volunteer performance and having difficult conversations
- ending the volunteer relationship
- recent developments in volunteer case law
Suitable for People involved in managing or coordinating volunteers in a not-for-profit community organisation (or local government)
Standard length 6 hours as a full-day, comprehensive overview of the laws relating to volunteer. This training can also be run in an abridged 3 hour session.
Facilitator A lawyer from NFP Law with expertise in charity and not-for-profit law and experience in providing training to community groups
“A great seminar, practical and well organised! I have a better understanding of how laws treat volunteers and how to prevent risks and act on them”
“Very informative seminar; should be compulsory for all volunteer organisations”
“The seminar provided a great overview of issues that volunteer coordinators should be considering and managing before ever interacting with volunteers. The speakers also included useful vocabulary in framing and/or communicating the volunteer-organisation relationship.”
“A quality presentation which greatly enriched my understanding of legal considerations for the development & improvement of our organisation's volunteer program.”