Helping not-for profit organisations navigate the legalities of working with volunteers

A suite of online resources to support not-for-profit organisations manage the legalities associated with working with volunteers will be developed by Justice Connect, a not-for-profit law service.

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Minister for Social Services Dan Tehan announced the grant on 23 May 2018.

The resources, available later this year from the Justice Connect Information Hub will include:

  • a guided web application that assists charities and not-for-profits to understand the legal landscape
  • a national guide of best practice for volunteer-run organisations
  • free webinars delivered by specialist lawyers, and
  • an e-learning module.

The objective of the Information Hub resources is to assist volunteer-involving organisations to:

  • understand the implications of the law for their volunteer management practices and policies,
  • assess the legal risks of their volunteer programs, and
  • explain the law to their volunteers.

The Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership strongly supported the development of these resources as part of its remit to advise the Australian Government on practical strategies to foster a culture of giving and philanthropy in Australia.

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