Issue 239: Volunteering

  • Volunteering

    04 Jul 2011

    Arts organisations need to manage their volunteers carefully to avoid legal risks. Victoria Cook has some advice

    We are living in austere times. Theatres, museums, galleries, festivals and art projects are operating on increasingly frayed shoestrings. A consequence of this is that organisations are likely to rely increasingly on the willing volunteers who already contribute greatly to the UK’s cultural life. So, how can arts organisation best manage their volunteers, and are there any risks?

    Several tribunal claims have been brought by volunteers claiming protection from UK employment... more

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