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Volunteers and the law

The way the law applies to volunteers can be complex and confusing. This popular session run by Justice Connect, steps participants through the components of a successful and legally-compliant volunteer program.

27 March 2018 - 2:00pm27 March 2018 - 5:00pm
NCOSS Office
52-58 William Street
New South Wales

This three hour session will provide essential training for anyone in a position of managing or co-ordinating volunteers.

Topics covered will include

  • The legal differences between a volunteer, an employee and an independent contractor
  • Volunteer selection process and equal opportunity laws
  • Volunteer 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
  • The importance of volunteer insurance
  • Workplace behaviours and volunteers (discrimination, sexual harassment, bullying and victimisation)
  • Administering the volunteer programme – other laws to consider
  • Reviewing volunteer performance and having difficult conversations
  • Ending the volunteer relationship
  • Questions, top tips and summary

On completion of this training, participants will understand how the law applies to volunteers and the implications this has for volunteer management practices.


Receive a 10% discount for 2 or more registrations. Please call 9211 2599.

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