Volunteers and the Law: Justice Connect

March 26, 2019 @ 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Meat Market, North Melbourne, Australia

Members: 270, Non-members: 350

Sara Sterling
T 03 8327 8509
E s.sterling @volunteeringvictoria.org.au

This full day session will provide essential training for anyone in a position of managing or coordinating volunteers. On completion of this training participants will understand how the law applies to volunteers and the implications this has for volunteer management practices.

Topics covered will include:

  • The legal differences between a volunteer, an employee and an independant contractor
  • Other forms of unpaid work (such as vocational placements internships, work trials, work for the dole, and court ordered ‘volunteering’)
  • 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
  • Volunteers and risk managment
  • The importance of volunteer insurance
  • Workplace behaviours and volunteers (discrimination, sexual harrassment, bullying and victimisation)
  • Reimbursing or paying volunteers
  • Volunteer records, personal information and privacy
  • Reviewing volunteer performance and having difficult conversations
  • Ending the volunteer relationship
  • Questions, top tips and summary
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