Legal Issues When Volunteers Are Injured: Is Your Nonprofit at Risk? is brought to you by Lorman
Be prepared with a comprehensive risk management plan if your volunteer or employee gets injured.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of your nonprofit and essential to the mission. Although many nonprofits believe that they are still shielded from civil liability as to their volunteers, that landscape has changed and is continuing to evolve in our society. A significant claim from an injured volunteer can devastate a small nonprofit in financial and reputational impact. But forewarned is forearmed. Obtain a better understanding as to how the law is evolving in its view of who is a volunteer and who is an employee, why that might impact your mission, the types of injuries for which volunteers have and are making claims against the nonprofit, and risk management tips to p