Palliative Care NSW Volunteer Support Services Programme
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Managing Volunteers – Understanding the Legal Issues Workshop

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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