Volunteering and the law

What is your legal position as an organisation that involves volunteers? How do you ensure that you are supporting and developing volunteers while avoiding the risk of creating contracts and falling foul of employment law? This course will enable you to understand volunteering and the law in relation to issues such as safeguarding, data protection, health and safety, equality and diversity, insurance, and benefits.

Date 22 June 2018
Time 09.30–16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

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By the end of the day you will have:

  • understood the legal implications of volunteering and the legal position of volunteers
  • developed an approach to expressing your volunteer relationships without creating contracts with them
  • identified key issues for your organisation to be aware of, and actions to take to reduce risk.


NCVO Conference Suite, Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL.

Who should attend?

Anyone currently working with volunteers or wishing to develop a volunteer-led programme. The content for this course applies to voluntary and non-voluntary settings and will be relevant to supporting volunteers across all sectors. 

Who runs it?

Mark Restall is an experienced trainer and consultant on volunteer management and advising on volunteering and the law. He has also worked at national and local level in volunteering organisations and was previously Head of Information at Volunteering England. Mark has written and developed a vast range of tools and guidance for volunteer managers, including the popular Volunteers and the Law. Mark has provided expert advice to a large range of volunteer-involving organisations, from household name charities to small community groups, in diverse settings such as charity shops, museums and sports networks.

Book a place

Our pricing structure is based on your organisation’s gross annual income. We also offer a 30% discount for NCVO members.

Not quite what you are looking for?

Want to know what impact your volunteers are making, our course on Assessing the impact of your volunteers may be of interest.

To make sure that you are doing the best in managing your volunteers, then our Good Practice in Volunteer Management course is a must.

Contact us

If you have any questions please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone on 020 7520 2587.

Would you like to run this training for your organisation?

We offer bespoke and in-house training on a range of topics, including governance and leadership, sustainable funding and strategy development. For more information please complete our online contact form.

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