Volunteers and the Law

Tue, 05/02/2008

The seminar will be held in a Central Manchester venue on 5 February 2008. Volunteering Manchester has organised a free seminar for any voluntary organisations or groups who work with / use volunteers in the Manchester City boundaries. Legal issues when working with volunteers are increasingly complex for voluntary organisations and the event has been designed to provide an introduction to the subject. ‘Volunteers and the Law’ will be a whistle stop tour through the current major issues affecting volunteer involving organisations. Presented by Jo Ward (Director, Volunteer Centre Glossop) the evening will provide a whistle stop tour including:

  • Volunteers and Contracts – when is or isn’t it?
  • Incentives – can you or can’t you?
  • Expenses, benefits and payments
  • Diversity and equality
  • Common problems

Volunteering Manchester is a newly constituted organisation and is run by volunteers from the Manchester Volunteer Community Network. Its long term aim is to provide a comprehensive volunteer support service to the Manchester City area. In 2008 it is expected that further events will be publicised and applications for funding a new service submitted. Places at the seminar are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis using the following criteria: 1) Volunteer supporting or involving organisations / groups 2) Manchester City based organisations / groups 3) Local, independent voluntary organisations / groups 4) Organisations / groups operating in the Manchester City area On this occasion the organisers are seeking to provide a resource that accesses the voluntary and community sector. To reserve a place at this seminar please Tel: 0161 247 6020 or E-Mail: mispa@mmu.ac.uk For further information please contact: Bernard Clarke (Chair, Volunteering Manchester) on 0161 247 6042 / mispa@mmu.ac.uk