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SA Not-for-Profit Network Forum

Date: Wednesday 13 Feb 2019
Time 8:00AM - 9:30AM
Venue: Community Business Bureau (CBB)
17 Phillips Street
Price: AHRI Members - 0.00
Non Members - 20.00
CPD: 1.00
Enquiries: Phone: 03 9918 9243

SA Not-for-Profit Network Forum

Check in time – 8.00am
Session start – 8.30am
Session finish – 9.30am

The Line between being a Volunteer and Employee

For many not for profit organisations, their volunteer workforce is imperative to help them deliver their business objectives. As we seek required skills and experiences in the volunteer workforce, we need to be mindful of when the volunteer stops being a volunteer and should be engaged as a paid employee.

The session will explore some of the benefits, legal considerations and risks of engaging volunteers.

Karen Jenkinson will provide you with an overview of how the City of Adelaide engage their volunteers and the framework that they put in place as a business to supervise and monitor the work they undertake.

Will Snow will provide some key points that employers should be taking into consideration in relation to the requirements of what the boundaries are for a volunteer, employer, & employees.

If your organisation engages volunteers and you would like to hear from two professionals who have experience and knowledge on this topic, come and join us.

Speaker: Will Snow, Partner, Finlaysons

Will is a lawyer who has been advising organisations about their workplace risks and issues for 15 years, across Australia and in various in-house roles.

He regularly advises NFPs on workplace risks, including in relation to managing the contributions of their valuable volunteers. He specialises in employment, industrial relations, safety and injury claims and regularly appears in Courts and Tribunals in defending claims.

Speaker: Karen Jenkinson, Volunteer Coordinator, Participation & Inclusion

Karen has been working in the field of volunteer management for NFP organisations and Local Government for 25 years. She has a broad understanding of the Legislative and People Management skills required to manage both a team of volunteers in a specific field and coordinate organisational infrastructures that guide and support those who manage the day to day supervision of volunteers.

At the City of Adelaide, she coordinates the Volunteer Program that offers a variety of 30 roles to 280 volunteers who are managed by 28 volunteer supervisors across numerous sites.


This forum is open for AHRI members and non-members to attend. Registration is a 2-part process.

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    Registration closes Monday 11 February 2019

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    13/02/2019 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    Community Business Bureau (CBB) 17 Phillips Street Kensington, SA 5068
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