Are you clued up about the legal aspects of involving volunteers @DudleyCVS #wiseupwednesdays

vols+law1Volunteers and the Law Training

Have you ever asked the following?

  • Do volunteers have the same rights as employees?
  • Health and safety doesn’t apply to volunteers does it?
  • Do your volunteers sign a contract?
  • Are you aware how easy it is to create a contract with volunteers?vols+law2


Many volunteer-involving organisations are not aware of the legal implications when working with volunteers. Our session aims to dispel myths and clarify your legal responsibilities. We also use actual case studies where volunteers have taken organisations to court, to help demonstrate bad practice when involving volunteers.


We aim to give participants:

  • An understanding of how current legislation has implications for volunteers and volunteer involving organisations.vols+law3
  • Knowledge of good practice recommendations relating to the management of volunteers.
  • Participants will also have the opportunity to plan for their own organisation in terms of how legislation affects management of their own volunteers.

As there’s quite a lot of ‘heavy’ information, we deliver the session in sections and there are activities to break up the training, so it’s not all ‘death by Powerpoint’


New courses starting soon at Brierley Hill Neighbourhood Learning Centre

New courses starting in the next couple of weeks at Brierley Hill Neighbourhood Learning Centre, Hill Street. DY5 2UE…..

Digital Skills for absolute beginners and for the improver we have Using Search Engines and Online Research, both courses are delivered in the classroom over 3 two hour sessions.

Resilience Master class – Recognising own strengths and weaknesses Ways to increase resilience 1 x 2 hour workshop (Wednesday 3rd November 4-6)

Motivation Masterclass -identify ways that will motivate you to achieve your goals. Learn how you can overcome setbacks, develop a positive mind set and set goals to make plans, develop your talents and give you more zest for life.” 1 x 2 hour workshop (Wednesday 17th November 4-6)

Mental Health First Approach – for those who would like an introduction to managing low-level mental health issues for themselves and others or those who simply have a genuine interest in learning more – 1 x 2 hour workshop (Monday 8th November 10-12)

Beginner British Sign Language – To provide a basic understanding of the deaf and hearing-impaired community and culture. Assist in supporting equality by breaking down barriers, improving access to services and communication by using basic British Sign Language 6 x 2 Hour course (Monday 1st November – 6th December 1-3)

Halloween Crafts – To create a variety of Halloween-themed decorations as well as learn how to make presentation boxes, bags, picture frames etc. that can be adapted to future holidays. 1 x 3 hour workshop (Saturday 30th October 10-1)

St Pauls Community Church – Hawbush Road

Christmas Card Printing – This course will equip you with the creative skills and materials required to print your own original Christmas cards, tags and wrapping paper. 1 x Hour workshop (Thursday 25th November 10-12)

Kim Thompson-Jones
Outreach Worker

Planning & Regeneration – Adult Learning
Regeneration & Enterprise
Dudley Council 
Brierley Hill Neighbourhood LRN Centre, Dudley, DY5 2UE
01384 812371