Volunteers who work for your non-profit business or charitable organization are exposed to the same hazards and risk of injury or illness as your paid employees. Since an injury could affect their earnings from other jobs or in the future, you want to ensure that your volunteers are protected in the event of an injury or illness.
The WCB provides the option to purchase workers compensation coverage for volunteers. This coverage also helps to protect your business in the event of a legal dispute and reduces liability issues for your organization.
To purchase workers compensation coverage for your volunteers, complete the Online Employer Registration Request. You can also call us at 204-954-4505 or toll free 1-855-954-4321, extension 4505.
Note: Non-profit or charitable organizations operating in a non-mandatory industry with paid workers and volunteers must obtain coverage for their regular workers before obtaining coverage for their volunteers.