We have created a national volunteering guide for use by voluntary organisations across Australia. It provides an overview of the main legal obligations that organisations owe to volunteers and provides practical examples, presentation documents and guidance to help them understand. The guide is available for download below. You can access these sample agreements in Word form by filling out the web form below on this page or by following this link. Volunteers who associate organizations can ensure that their relationships with volunteers are useful and managed with respect and security by understanding the legal issues related to volunteer engagement and management. There are voluntary organizations that can also offer support services. (You will find links to the organizations at the end of this page). High-level organisations have information on volunteering issues in general: it can be useful for your organisation to look for someone by contacting the various volunteer agents and support organisations. You can also advertise online or in your local newspaper. Organizations that can help include: as part of National Volunteer Week 2020, we offered the following free webinar on volunteering agreements. We`ve discussed some of the most important design tips and some important clauses you should think about. This e-learning module covers the legal obligations related to the volunteer recruitment process. It includes interactive activities, orientation videos and realistic scenarios that will help you recruit volunteers in a fair and safe way, while maintaining quality service and respecting your legal and ethical obligations.
This module allows your organisation to prepare for the recruitment of volunteers, carry out screenings and ensure fair and non-discriminatory selection processes. This comprehensive but concise course can be viewed on your phone, tablet or computer via the link below. The following fact sheet provides an overview of the legal issues you should consider when engaging volunteers under the age of 18. This fact sheet includes: This tool will help voluntary organisations understand the main legal obligations that non-profit organisations have towards volunteers. Key issues are recruitment, safety, illegal behaviour in the workplace, performance management and termination of voluntary relationships. Our lawyers are lawyers and volunteers. Your organization may be entitled to our free legal advice service. To find out, please fill out the online application form below.
Using the online form is the fastest and easiest way for us to process your request, which means we can respond to you earlier (usually within 48 business hours) and let you know how we can help you. For more information on allowing participation, see our Legal Advice website….