Human Resources

Many nonprofits rely on the incredibly valuable assistance provided by volunteers and interns. But do you have processes in place to ensure that you can support them, while ensuring that your beneficiaries are protected too? Are you maximizing the benefits and experience that these volunteers could bring to your programme? The resources in this section explore these questions in more detail.

[Watch] Volunteers and the law - what to know

Ricardo Wyngaard | The NPO Lawyer
This video deals with the legal implications of having volunteers.

Tips for hosting virtual international interns

James Sleight | Hashtag Nonprofit
The Covid workplace has changed the way we think about office productivity. It is now clear that we have many of the tools at our disposal to manage large parts of our jobs remotely. So while Covid has all but halted the flow of international interns to our fair shores, many internship programs are experimenting with virtual models which enable student interns to work from across the globe. What types of work can you expect from a virtual intern? Quite a lot, actually. Intern tasks can inclu...

Laws related to NPOs and volunteers working with children

Ricardo Wyngaard | The NPO Lawyer
Many organisations in South Africa are focused on providing care to children. The provisions of the Children’s Act of 2005 are of significant importance when making use of the services of volunteers in caring for children. Section 9 of the Children’s Act provides that; “In all matters concerning the care, protection and well-being of a child the standard that the child’s best interest is of paramount importance, must be applied.” The child’s interest is therefore of paramount importance. Sec...

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