Volunteers and the Law


This half-day course will help organisations who utilise volunteers to understand the relationship between volunteers and the law and some of the grey areas that exist. It will look at policies, paperwork and practices that will help you to ensure that you comply with legal requirements and ensure best practice. It will include consideration of how issues such as benefits, immigration status and national minimum wage can affect volunteers and how you can ensure that volunteers are utilised safely and enjoy their time with you.

We’ll cover:

  • Volunteers, the law and how it relates to volunteers
  • Volunteer policies, role descriptions, agreements and other paperwork, including the differences between contracts and agreements
  • How involving volunteers is affected by benefits, immigration law and the national minimum wage
  • Volunteer rights and responsibilities
  • Health and safety and risk assessment issues
  • Utilising young volunteers
  • The volunteer process: recruitment, induction, supervision and exit
  • Rewarding your volunteers – what you can and cannot do

Benefits to you

Attending this training will enable Volunteer Co-ordinators and Managers to gain an understanding of both good practice in volunteer management and the legal implications of using volunteers, so that volunteering remains a valuable and safe experience for your organisation and those involved with it.

Robin Hodgkinson, is a well-respected trainer and has vast experience of the voluntary sector over the last 20 years. He specialises in running courses on all aspects of trusteeship, managing volunteers, running meetings, minute taking and speaking and presentation skills. 

Need to train an entire team? All of our courses can be tailored to meet your needs and delivered in a way to suit you. Contact us now.

Course Location

Uttlesford CVS
45 Stortford Road,
Great Dunmow,

Location Notes

No parking onsite, but parking is available very nearby at White Street car park (next to Co-op). Post code for this is CM6 1BD.

Training room is on ground floor. An accessibility lift is in place to bypass the very small number of steps. Ramp outside as well.

If you are late for the course and it is clear that the course has already started, press the CSVU button on the intercom and a staff member will come downstairs and take you to the room where the course is running.

Tea and coffee is available with a small donation.

18 April 2019
9:30 am - 1:00 pm



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