V for Volunteer

Posted in : Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 10 July 2012
Kiera Lee
Mills Selig

Kiera Lee, writes: 


Last year 250,000 people applied for 70,000 volunteering opportunities during the Olympic Games this summer. Volunteering is becoming more popular in a climate where it can be difficult to get paid work and the government is keen to promote community involvement. Many organisations can benefit from the work volunteers can do and volunteers can gain valuable work experience but organisations should be careful in their treatment of volunteers to ensure they don’t get more obligations than they bargained for.


Legal Status of Volunteers/Interns


Determining the legal status

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Kiera Lee
Mills Selig

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