Not-for-profit Law
Legal help for community organisations

Managing Volunteers and the Law

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Volunteer managers will walk away from this session laden with useful legal information, tips, tools, templates and resources to support them in their roles. 

Make volunteering for your community organisation a great experience for all.

There is a lot to cover in this topic, so we recommend booking a full-day session.

You'll learn about: 

  • Volunteer or employee?
  • Recruitment process
  • Duty of care
  • Legal responsibility for volunteer actions
  • Risk management and insurance
  • Workplace behaviours
  • Reviewing performance
  • Ending the relationship
  • Top tips and additional resources

In the full day session, we’ll have more time for discussion, activities and to delve deeper into the content.

You'll learn more about:

  • Other forms of unpaid work
  • Screening checks
  • Payments to volunteers

Who should attend? 

Volunteer managers and staff who engage with volunteers


3 hours or 6 hours (recommended)

Maximum number of participants 

30. If you think your group will exceed 30 participants please contact us to discuss further


One of our lawyers with expertise in charity and not-for-profit law and experience in providing training to community groups


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