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Special Event – Managing a Volunteer Workforce – PwC Presentation

February 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm



PwC will present a special event for our members to learn about their perspective on managing a volunteer workforce. At PwC Australia, their purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. Hear from one of Australia’s leading professional services firms, bringing the power of their global network of firms to help Australian businesses, not-for-profit organisations and governments assess their performance and improve the way they work.

Many not-for-profits are turning to volunteer and contingent worker solutions in response to unsustainable labour costs. However, non-employed worker models carry their own special risks.

Join us to hear from PwC Workplace Law Partner, Bryony Binns, about engaging volunteers in relation to core functions, and recent cases where unpaid volunteers were found to be employees. What are the risks to be aware of and how can you ensure you’re engaging volunteers correctly? Discussions will also touch on sham contracting, accessorial liability for outsourced labour, and the use of emerging gig economy platforms to manage contingent worker risk.

Speaker Profile:

Ms Bryony Binns, Partner, PwC

Bryony joined PwC as a partner in 2017 after many years as a Partner at law firm Baker & McKenzie. Bryony’s expertise lies in the legal aspects of managing employees and other personnel in complex transactions, outsourcing deals and other change management scenarios.

Bryony is consistently ranked by Chambers Asia in the area of Employment Law , and nominated by her peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in Australia since 2014.  PwC is a leading professional services organisation, having grown from a one-man Melbourne accountancy practice in 1874 to the worldwide merger of Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand in 1998, PwC Australia now employs more than 7,000 people.


Materials from the event will be emailed to attendees after the event where appropriate.

For enquiries about either the event or membership with The Centre for Volunteering, please contact the Membership team on 9261 3600 or membership@volunteering.com.au


February 20
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Event Category:


International Towers, Tower 1, Level 17
Barangaroo, NSW 2000 Australia


The Centre For Volunteering