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Liability and Volunteer Organizations: A Survey of the Law
Nonprofit Management & Leadership (2003)
  • J. Michael Martinez, Kennesaw State University
Abstract
The question of how and when liability attaches is one of the most important issues facing volunteer organizations today. The liability issue has three related components: (1) whether the organization is liable to third parties for acts performed by volunteers, (2) whether the organization is liable to volunteers who are injured while performing their duties, and (3) whether an individual volunteer is liable for acts performed while working with a volunteer organization. This article explores each of these issues and suggests effective risk management practices that can reduce, although not eliminate, liability in most instances.
Publication Date
Winter 2003
DOI
10.1002/nml.27
Citation Information
J. Michael Martinez. "Liability and Volunteer Organizations: A Survey of the Law" Nonprofit Management & Leadership Vol. 14 Iss. 2 (2003) p. 151 - 169 ISSN: 1542-7854
Available at: http://0-works.bepress.com.library.simmons.edu/j-martinez/22/