Volunteer Management

Why Risk Management in Relation to Volunteers?

Volunteers are essential to most nonprofit programs and may create exposure for your organization.


  • Volunteers may have access to confidential client information, or clients themselves
  • Volunteers may come to consider themselves employees, not volunteers
  • Volunteers may have access to the organization’s financial assets as part of their volunteer assignment
  • Volunteers’ actions may harm the organization’s reputation

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