Loading Events

« All Events

Justice Connect presents: Managing Volunteers – Understanding the Legal Issues

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

A$200.00 - A$250.00


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.

 This full day session will provide 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

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

Justice connect logo

Presented by a lawyer from Not-for-profit law with expertise in volunteer law and experiences delivering training to community organisations.


September 27
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
A$200.00 - A$250.00
Event Category:


The Centre For Volunteering
40 Gloucester Street #3
The Rocks, NSW 2000 Australia


The Centre For Volunteering