Justice Connect’s newly launched National Volunteer Guide, written in close consultation with Volunteering Australia, provides an overview of the key legal obligations organisations have to their volunteers.
This free resource aims to help community groups better manage their relationship with their volunteers, and in turn, will help volunteers feel supported.
The Guide is divided into six parts and covers the following key issues:
- Glossary of common terms and overview (Part 1)
- Understanding the legal differences between a volunteer, employee and independent contractor (Part 2)
- Understanding your organisation’s legal obligations in relation to the safety of its volunteers (Part 3)
- Protecting volunteers and other people your volunteers are interacting with from unlawful workplace behaviour (Part 4)
- Recruiting, inducting, managing performance and ending the volunteer relationship (Part 5), and
- Organisational issues applicable to volunteers (Part 6).
The Australian Government’s Department of Social Services funded the project, and Volunteering Tasmania supports it wholeheartedly.
You can find the Guide at www.nfplaw.org.au/volunteers.