Launch: Best-practice guide and webinars to support volunteer engagement
The first tranche of online resources to support not-for-profit organisations manage the legalities associated with working with volunteers was launched on 10 October 2018 by Justice Connect, a not-for-profit law service.
The resources are available online from the Justice Connect Information Hub and include:
- a national guide of best practice for volunteer-run organisations, and
- three free webinars delivered by specialist lawyers introducing key legal issues associated with managing volunteers.
Further information and resources scheduled for delivery in 2019 includes:
- a guided web application that assists charities and not-for-profits to understand the legal landscape, 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.
The Australian Government provided $250,000 in funding to Justice Connect to deliver these resources.