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Rise above the waves: A legal issues workshop for volunteer managers

27th September 2018, Sydney. Does your community organisation engage volunteers? Do you know the legal differences between paid and unpaid workers? Feeling a bit overwhelmed by it all?

A one day (10am-5pm) workshop by The NSW Centre for Volunteering and Justice Connect provides essential training for anyone in a position of managing or co-ordinating volunteers. Presented by a lawyer from not-for-profit law with expertise in volunteer law and experiences delivering training to community organisations the topics 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; and
  • Ending the volunteer relationship.

The aim, upon completion of training, is that participants will understand how the law applies to volunteers and the implications this has for volunteer management practices.

For more information and registration click here or contact the Centre for Volunteering 02 9261 3600 or (10am–4pm, Monday–Friday).



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