Drafting Volunteer Policies & Agreements – the legal perspective

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Anita Wiafe MD

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The talent services of volunteers are vital to charities and NGO’s and important to accomplishing the mission of the organisation. Although, volunteers are not employees it is important it is important to establish standards and guidelines so that the organisation and the volunteers understand the parameters of the volunteer relationship upfront. This webinar will look at what you need to include in your volunteer policy and how to draft your volunteer agreement to suit the needs of your organisation. As well as the dos and don’ts of managing volunteers and the legal perspective.

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