ONLINE TRAINING: Volunteers and the law (0.5 day course)

  • Half day
  • Volunteer management
  • Legal
  • Online
Covid-19 has thrown up new questions and challenges for volunteering organisations on how to create a positive and inclusive experience for volunteers. This half day course will help you address issues that have arisen during the pandemic in relation to: safeguarding, data protection, health and safety, and equality.
We will not be offering legal advice during this course. Please read our practical support information  on how to access this.


By the end of this course, you will have:
  • a better understanding of the legal position of volunteers and the implications of having volunteers, in relation to every aspect of the volunteer journey, including: planning, recruitment, induction, support, valuing and developing them
  • discussed relevant legislation and good practice, along with how this applies for re-introducing volunteers and reopening services
  • identified key issues for your organisation to be aware of, and actions to take to reduce risk
  • considered how to use legislation to develop and communicate an inclusive approach.


This course is for anyone new to volunteer management, along with those who manage volunteers. It will also be a useful refresher for anyone with existing knowledge on volunteers and the law.


Jarina Choudhury is NCVO’s volunteering development consultancy officer. She has hands-on experience of managing volunteers from diverse backgrounds in a pan-London Big Lottery funded programme. She leads NCVO’s volunteering development training programme and provides consultancy to the voluntary and corporate sector organisations. If you wish to  develop and improve your approach to volunteering, please contact us.  


This training will take place on Zoom. We will send out the Zoom link with the joining instructions before the session. 

The training will run from 10.00 until 13.00 with short breaks.


All of our training courses can be delivered online at a time and date that suits you. We can work with you to tailor our courses to match your needs. For more information please complete our online contact form.


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

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 £30,000 can join NCVO for free and will then qualify for the discount.

Please make sure you select the correct pricing band. If this is incorrect when we cross-reference against our records, it will slow down the booking process.


NCVO Member - under £50,000 £33.00
Non NCVO member - under £50,000 £43.00
NCVO Member - £50,000 -£100,000 £52.00
Non NCVO Member - £50,000 -£100,000 £67.00
NCVO member -£100,000 - £1m £83.00
Non NCVO member -£100,000 - £1m £108.00
NCVO member over £1m £131.00
Non NCVO member over £1m £170.00