This voluntary agreement on [Agreement.CreatedDate] between the parties [Organization.Name] (organization) and [Volunteer.Name] (voluntary). Some things to keep in mind by DOL (directly in this letter): — “[I] in implementing the 1985 FLSA amendments, Congress has tried to ensure that real volunteer activities are not impeded or discouraged. In its 1985 amendments, Congress explicitly stated that a “volunteer” could receive “no compensation” but could receive “expenses, decent benefits or a small amount.” 29 U.S.C No. 203 (e) (4) (A) If your non-profit organization hires paid staff, unpaid volunteers and paid volunteers, you must follow the following advice to improve the safety of your Rhenic and volunteer management practices. In one case of pay and hours involving a volunteer school golf coach (who also served as a paid safety assistant for the same school system), a U.S. District Court and the 4th Appeals Court found that the coaching role was properly classified as a volunteer. In its judgment, the District Court decided that the coaching role of the applicant`s paid position abs. The 4th Circuit Court also appeared to be incriminated by the applicant`s decision to choose the volunteer coaching role through a part-time paid position, because of the satisfaction he deduced from his volunteer role. (Source: Purdham v. Fairfax County School Board, 4th Cir., No. 10-1048, March 10, 2011.) Check the U.S. Department of Labor`s FLSA2005-51 (www.dol.gov/whd/opinion/FLSA/2006/2006_08_07_28_FLSA.pdf) opinion letter, which is a “nominal fee” for volunteering under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Volunteering with your non-profit organization will likely be excluded as “ordinary volunteering” and safe from flSA`s minimum wage requirements if you can answer the first four questions with “yes” and “no” to the last two questions.
There are at least two key issues that arise when volunteers receive payments or benefits from the non-profit organizations they serve.