Volunteering and the law

  • 1 day
  • Volunteer management
  • Legal
What is your legal position as an organisation that involves volunteers? How do you ensure that you are supporting and developing volunteers while avoiding the risk of creating contracts and falling foul of employment law? This course will enable you to understand volunteering and the law in relation to issues such as safeguarding, data protection, health and safety, equality and diversity, insurance, and benefits.

OUTCOMES

By the end of the day you will:

  • understood the legal implications of volunteering and the legal position of volunteers
  • developed an approach to expressing your volunteer relationships without creating contracts with them
  • identified key issues for your organisation to be aware of, and actions to take to reduce risk.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Anyone currently working with volunteers or wishing to develop a volunteer-led programme. The content for this course applies to voluntary and non-voluntary settings and will be relevant to supporting volunteers across all sectors.

WHO RUNS IT?

Mark Restall is an experienced trainer and consultant on volunteer management and advising on volunteering and the law. He has also worked at national and local level in volunteering organisations and was previously Head of Information at Volunteering England. Mark has written and developed a vast range of tools and guidance for volunteer managers, including the popular Volunteers and the Law. Mark has provided expert advice to a large range of volunteer-involving organisations, from household name charities to small community groups, in diverse settings such as charity shops, museums and sports networks.

TIMINGS

The training will run from 09.30 until 16.30.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO RUN THIS TRAINING FOR YOUR ORGANISATION?

All of our training courses can be delivered at your premises at a time and date that suits you. We can work with you to tailor our courses to match your needs. Often if you have four or more learners, in house training may be more cost effective. For more information please complete our online contact form.

CONTACT US

Email or phone (020 7520 2587) the training team with any questions or queries you may have on our training courses.

Pricing

Our pricing structure is based on your organisation’s gross annual income. NCVO members also receive a 30% discount off training prices. Organisations with a gross annual income of less than £30k can join NCVO for free and will then qualify for the discount.

Below £5 million £5 million or above
NCVO member £200.00 £355.00
Non-NCVO member £285.00 £507.00