Does being a volunteer count as employment?
Volunteers are not employees and don’t have to be paid. As with work experience and internship arrangements, all relevant factors must be considered to determine whether a person is a genuine volunteer or whether, in fact, an employment relationship exists even though the worker is called a ‘volunteer’.
Can volunteering lead to employment?
Not only will volunteering enable you to gain valuable experience but it gets you working in the business or the industry that you want to start your career in. By volunteering you’ll be working in the industry therefore making it more likely to be considered for opportunities or paid employment.
Do hospital volunteers get paid?
A volunteer, by definition, is a person who performs work without getting paid for it; therefore, volunteers at hospitals do not get paid. However, some individuals at hospitals who deal directly with volunteers may be paid staff members, such as volunteer coordinators or schedulers.