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Volunteers and the Law: Justice Connect64 days away

Wednesday, 16 September 2020 from 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Meat Market, North Melbourne, Australia

Ticket Information

Type Price Quantity
Members $270.00
Non-Members $350.00

Event Details

Session Overview

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

Intended Audience

The workshop is targeted at all volunteer managers.

Lunch will be provided 

For all inquiries please contact Sara Sterling on 83278500 or via s.sterling





Meat Market 5 Blackwood Street,
North Melbourne Victoria
Australia 3000