Volunteering and the Law – Oxted

In by Nina Porter

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Date(s) - 19th Sep
10:00 am - 4:15 pm

St John's Church


Run by Matthew Plumbridge on behalf of Tandridge Voluntary Action

The legal aspects of working with volunteers is wide ranging and relatively complex. A lack of relevant knowledge can lead to simple mistakes being made which can have significant consequences for your organisation. This course helps you to review certain aspects of volunteering in order to reduce your potential risks.

Course Aims

  • Understand the legal status of volunteers
  • Recognise ways to reduce associated risks and potential legal challenges
  • Develop good volunteering practise specific to your organisation

Course Objectives

  • Identify a definition of volunteering (Compact Code and Government wording)
  • Compare the status of volunteers to employment and identify the difference in ‘rights’
  • Establish common organisational safety and security requirements
  • Review basic guidelines when using specific types of volunteers i.e. from overseas, asylum seekers, the young etc

Course Programme

  • Volunteers and employment rights
  • Definition of Volunteering
  • Volunteer status (reducing risks)
  • Contract / agreement
  • Job description / role description
  • Payments / perks / benefits
  • Case Studies
  • Safety and Security
  • Duty of Care
  • Health and Safety
  • Insurance
  • Safeguarding
  • Data Protection
  • Copyright
  • Specific Volunteering
  • Young Volunteers and Adults at Risk
  • Ex-offenders
  • Volunteer on State Benefits
  • Volunteers from Overseas
  • Volunteer drivers
  • Fundraisers
  • Trustees, Directors, Committees

Course Duration

Up to 6.25 hours to 4:15pm including breaks and 45 minutes for lunch which will be provided.

Course Cost

The course costs just £20 to members of TVA and £30 to non-members including lunch.

To book a place please contact Stella Clare on info@tva.org.uk or book via the website www.tva.org.uk/events