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Managing Volunteers – Understanding the Legal Issues Workshop

  • by Volunteer Hub
  • August 9, 2017

29th August. Does your community organisation engage volunteers? Do you know the legal differences between paid and unpaid workers? This session provides essential training for anyone in a position of managing or co-ordinating volunteers. Topics covered will include:

  • The key legal differences between a volunteer, an employee and an independent contractor (and other ‘statuses’ like work for the dole participants, mutual obligation volunteering, internships etc.).
  • The volunteer selection process and anti-discrimination laws
  • The importance of volunteer screening and background checks
  • The ‘duty of care’ an organisation owes to and for its volunteers
  • Volunteers and risk management  
  • The importance of volunteer insurance
  • Reimbursing or paying volunteers
  • Volunteers’ personal information and privacy
  • Reviewing volunteer performance and having difficult conversations
  • Ending the volunteer relationship

This one day workshop is offered by the NSW Centre for Volunteering. Click here for more information.

 

 

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