How the law treats your volunteers

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Since a volunteer isn’t being paid, organizations have less legal responsibility for their actions or what might happen to them.
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Volunteers are important contributors to society, especially for non-profit organizations. From students to seniors, they’re a regular feature of events, fundraisers, and office work. And yet there’s no specific “volunteer law” in BC. If you’re a volunteer organization (as are many non-profits), or if you’re hiring unpaid volunteers, there are a few important things to consider.

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  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in March 2023
  • Time to read: 7 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

David Kandestin, People's Law School

David Kandestin

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