Training session about volunteers and the law

By Riverine Herald

VOLUNTEER organisations can involve murky legal waters.

Luckily, an upcoming training session at Echuca Regional Health should equip you with the tools to see your organisation thrive.

Facilitated by Justice Connect (a specialist legal service for community organisations) the full-day session is essential for anyone in a position of managing or co-ordinating volunteers, senior managers and HR staff.

The training will cover a range of issues including volunteer selection and equal opportunity laws, volunteer screening and background checks and organisations’ legal responsibility for the actions of its volunteers.

Organisations will also be equipped to meet its duty of care and manage discrimination, sexual harassment, bullying and victimisation.

Plus there will be plenty of guidance on reimbursing or paying volunters, mainaining volunteers records, personal information and privacy — and how to have those difficult conversations.

The training session will be on Monday, February 11 from 9am to 4.30pm at the Echuca Regional Health Education Centre.

The session is free, however there will be a fee if there is non-attendance after booking.

To register, visit before February 7.

For further enquiries call volunteer project coordinator Alma Limbrick on 5484 4490.