Sometimes volunteers are injured, injure someone else, or are at fault in a vehicle accident while volunteering. Anticipating and preventing those incidents can not only prevent physical harm, but also protect the organization’s reputation, staff and volunteer relations and morale, and access to affordable insurance. In this Webinar you will learn the most common accident and liability risks involving volunteers, and how to manage those risks effectively. Through description and discussion of actual incidents occurring over the five-decade history of the Volunteers Insurance Service program, you will learn how to dig deep to evaluate severity and frequency of foreseeable risks; how to select, train and hold volunteers accountable; how to respond when incidents do occur; and more. Download the deck and additional handouts here



William Henry, Volunteers Insurance Service Association. William represents Volunteers Insurance Service Association, Inc., based in Woodbridge, VA. VIS provides insurance and risk management services to volunteer-based  nonprofit organizations, and public entities that engage volunteers, in every state and the District of Columbia. He is a frequent speaker, at nonprofit events, on managing the risks involved in volunteer engagement. William also is a frequently interviewed  authority on practices and prevention of elder exploitation, and coauthor of The Crown of Life Society, the first novel ever to address elder exploitation and family caregiving as primary subjects. He lives in Leesburg, VA. View William's LinkedIn profile here

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Go to the profile of DaveCusson
over 2 years ago


Go to the profile of Douglas Joe
over 2 years ago

excellent presentation that's really needed in our line of work. Sometimes we do need to be reminded. Thank you

Go to the profile of Jayne Cravens
over 2 years ago

And also remember to consider online risks/online safety for volunteers. The massive jump in the number of organizations engaged in virtual volunteering warrants making sure safety policies and procedures extend online.

Go to the profile of Gretchen Jordan
over 2 years ago

Jayne Cravens you are absolutely right.  Thank you for posting the link for this information.  Look forward to your presentation tomorrow.