Learn legal rights for volunteers

DO you manage volunteers? Do you know your duty of care for your volunteers? Do you know your legal responsibilities for the actions of your volunteers?

These questions and more will be covered in this one-day workshop with training provided by a not-for-profit lawyer with considerable expertise in volunteer law and delivering training to community organisations.

The workshop will focus on the legal ramifications for any organisation using the services of volunteers, the key differences between employees and volunteers, work for the dole participants, mutual obligation volunteering and internships etc.

You will find out how to employ best practice in volunteer screening, background checks, insurance and volunteer agreements. The workshop will even cover those difficult topics like reviewing volunteer performance, having difficult conversations and ending a volunteer relationship.

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

The workshop will be presented by Wingecarribee Volunteer Centre, in conjunction with Wingecarribee Shire Council and Justice Connect for community organisations on November 8, between 9.30am and 4.30pm. A light lunch is included in the subsidised cost of $45 per person for Volunteer Centre clients and $75 for non-client participants.

Registration and payment must be completed by October 24.

Details: info@volwing.org.au or call 4869 4617 between 9am and 1pm Monday through Thursday.