The laws surrounding volunteering can be complex, yet volunteers are an important resource to many, if not most, community organisations. Not-For-Profit Law, or NFP Law is a charity, providing free and low cost legal resources, training and advice to community organisations.

 Volunteer involving organisations can ensure their relationship with volunteers is meaningful, and managed respectfully and safely, by understanding the legal issues relating to the engagement and management of volunteers.

National Volunteer App

Not-for-profit Law has developed a Working with Volunteers app to complement the National Volunteer Guide and the National Volunteer Webinars.

This tool will help volunteer involving organisations understand the key legal obligations that not-for-profit organisations have towards volunteers. The key topics include recruitment, safety, unlawful workplace behaviour, managing performance and ending the volunteer relationship. 

After completing a series of questions, your organisation will be provided with an opportunity to print a report containing an overview of the legal issues, recommendations and links for further information all based on your answers. Click the button below to launch the app.

Click here to launch the Working With Volunteers app

This website can provide many useful resources as well as training for members of volunteering organisations throughout Australia.

To find out more about them, head to their website: https://www.nfplaw.org.au/

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