Volunteers and Liability: The Federal Volunteer Protection Act

A federal law—the Volunteer Protection Act—provides volunteers with significant protections from liability associated with volunteer activity in every state but one.  Some states also have laws that provide additional protections for volunteers.

This fact sheet, developed in 2010 by the National Policy and Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity (NPLAN), a ChangeLab Solutions project, provides an overview of legal protections designed to shield volunteers from liability.

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