Civil Society and Volunteering

Volunteering is a major component of the civil society. Also community involvement of civil society is carried out by volunteers and through voluntary work. Therefore it is paradox that  regulations about volunteering are missing.

Understanding the concept of voluntary work is extremely important because the consequences of describing an employment relationship as a voluntary or dependent employment (salaried) are particularly serious. Also, it should be taken into account that in case of an audit, the organization should prove that the employment relationship is voluntary and not dependent.

This article, therefore, attempts to make a brief effort to help us understand the nature, qualities, constraints and freedoms of such an important matter as voluntary work.

It should be pointed out that voluntary employment remains work but it differs from the work (work contract) we all know today as dependent employment.

The complete article is available in Greek. Should you need any further information, please contact us at [email protected].

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