Legal Liabilities involving Volunteer Management

  • 09 Nov 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Zoom Virtual Meeting


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    • Volunteers play a massive part in creating a positive outcome within many organizations. To do so, the volunteer management program must have clear policies about the laws and regulations. 

    • In this meeting, we will cover basic ideas for reducing potential volunteer exposure in the work environment. In addition, Rachel Spears will give insightful information on anti-discrimination laws,  privacy and confidentiality protection laws.  

    • We will also cover the following:

      • Discuss the "Volunteer Protection Act"
      • Liability  and Labor Laws for volunteers
      • Guidelines for minor volunteers
      • Policies relating to screening practices
      • Controlling Risk and Liability   
      • Unpaid Interns vs. Volunteers 

    To learn more about current risk management, liability laws concerning volunteers at your workplace, join us at COVA’s November meeting.

    Rachel Epps Spears

    Executive Director, Pro Bon0 Partnership of Atlanta 

    Rachel Epps Spears was hired as the Executive Director of Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta in 2005 when the organization was founded. Prior to joining the Partnership, Rachel was an associate in the public finance department at King & Spalding in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Rachel is a former Chair of the State Bar of Georgia Nonprofit Law Section and is a member of the Public Interest Executive Roundtable of the Atlanta Bar Association. She has been recognized as one of Georgia Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite and the Daily Report’s On the Rise attorneys. She has received the EPIC Inspiration Award: Unsung Devotion to Those Most in Need awarded by Emory University School of Law and the Rita A. Sheffey Public Interest Award presented by the Atlanta Bar Association.

    An Atlanta native, Rachel graduated from Davidson College in 1993 with a degree in Political Science and received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1997.

    She lives in Morningside with her husband, two daughters, and two rescue dogs – Cash and June Carter.

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