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Volunteering

Voluntary work is a very popular way of gaining work experience if you’re younger or of keeping active if you’re older. People can be worried about volunteering because they think they could face litigation if something went wrong. This module looks at some issues to take into account when volunteering and provides links to more advice. Health and safety should enable volunteers to work safely – not stop them from doing valuable work.

Do you work as a volunteer or run a charity shop? How safe is it? Discover areas you need to consider by answering this questionnaire. Tick either:

Yes = satisfactory

No = action or more investigation is needed

N/A = not applicable

What's the law?

What do you know about volunteering?

Do you work as a volunteer or run a charity shop?

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