ࡱ> AC@{  8bjbjzz 4>j~~:h   )++++++$TBO     O{{{  ){ ){{{Ȥf{ 0:{{{{n,  {     OO{   :             ~ : FLORIDA STATUTES VOLUNTEERS 110.501 Definitions. 110.502 Scope of act; status of volunteers. 110.503 Responsibilities of departments and agencies. 110.504 Volunteer benefits. 110.501 Definitions. As used in this act: (1)  Volunteer means any person who, of his or her own free will, provides goods or services, or conveys an interest in or otherwise consents to the use of real property pursuant to chapter 260, to any state department or agency, or nonprofit organization, with no monetary or material compensation. A person registered and serving in Older American Volunteer Programs authorized by the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, as amended (Pub. L. No. 93-113), shall also be defined as a volunteer and shall incur no civil liability as provided by s. 768.1355. A volunteer shall be eligible for payment of volunteer benefits as specified in Pub. L. No. 93-113, this section, and s. 430.204. (2)  Regular-service volunteer means any person engaged in specific voluntary service activities on an ongoing or continuous basis. (3)  Occasional-service volunteer means any person who offers to provide a one-time or occasional voluntary service. (4)  Material donor means any person who provides funds, materials, employment, or opportunities for clients of state departments or agencies, without monetary or material compensation. 110.502 Scope of act; status of volunteers. (1) Every state department or state agency, through the head of the department or agency, secretary of the department, or executive director of the department, is authorized to recruit, train, and accept, without regard to requirements of the State Career Service System as set forth in part II of this chapter, the services of volunteers, including regular-service volunteers, occasional-service volunteers, or material donors, to assist in programs administered by the department or agency. (2) Volunteers recruited, trained, or accepted by any state department or agency shall not be subject to any provisions of law relating to state employment, to any collective bargaining agreement between the state and any employees association or union, or to any laws relating to hours of work, rates of compensation, leave time, and employee benefits, except those consistent with s. 110.504. However, all volunteers shall comply with applicable department or agency rules. (3) Every department or agency utilizing the services of volunteers is hereby authorized to provide such incidental reimbursement or benefit consistent with the provisions of s. 110.504, including transportation costs, lodging, and subsistence, recognition, and other accommodations as the department or agency deems necessary to assist, recognize, reward, or encourage volunteers in performing their functions. No department or agency shall expend or authorize an expenditure therefor in excess of the amount provided for to the department or agency by appropriation in any fiscal year. (4) Persons working with state agencies pursuant to this part shall be considered as unpaid independent volunteers and shall not be entitled to unemployment compensation. 110.503 Responsibilities of departments and agencies. Each department or agency utilizing the services of volunteers shall: (1) Take such actions as are necessary and appropriate to develop meaningful opportunities for volunteers involved in state-administered programs. (2) Comply with the uniform rules adopted by the Department of Management Services governing the recruitment, screening, training, responsibility, use, and supervision of volunteers. (3) Take such actions as are necessary to ensure that volunteers understand their duties and responsibi8:HJbdrt& ( 6 8 ` b p r   $ & &(.0̨̨̨̨̹̹̹̹r̹r̨̨̨̹̹̹̘r hWhWCJOJPJQJaJ(jhWhW5CJOJPJQJUhWhW5CJOJPJQJ hWhWCJOJPJQJaJ%jhWhWCJOJPJQJUhWhWCJOJPJQJ#hWhW5CJOJPJQJaJ#hWhW5CJOJPJQJaJ,"8:d( ` b  (aL2&&*+ dgdW $da$gdW`aJLRT028: &&&&&&&&&****+++++++++....////p2r2x2z23ݻݻݻݫݻݩݻݻݻݻݫݻݻUhWhW5CJOJPJQJ hWhWCJOJPJQJaJ hWhWCJOJPJQJaJhWhWCJOJPJQJ%jhWhWCJOJPJQJUBlities. (4) Take such actions as are necessary and appropriate to ensure a receptive climate for citizen volunteers. (5) Provide for the recognition of volunteers who have offered continuous and outstanding service to state-administered programs. Each department or agency using the services of volunteers is authorized to incur expenditures not to exceed $100 each plus applicable taxes for suitable framed certificates, plaques, or other tokens of recognition to honor, reward, or encourage volunteers for their service. (6) Recognize prior volunteer service as partial fulfillment of state employment requirements for training and experience pursuant to rules adopted by the Department of Management Services. 110.504 Volunteer benefits. (1) Meals may be furnished without charge to regular-service volunteers serving state departments, provided the scheduled assignment extends over an established meal period, and to occasional-service volunteers at the discretion of the department head. No department shall expend or authorize any expenditure in excess of the amount provided for by appropriation in any fiscal year. (2) Lodging, if available, may be furnished temporarily, in case of a department emergency, at no charge to regular-service volunteers. (3) Transportation reimbursement may be furnished those volunteers whose presence is determined to be necessary to the department. Volunteers may utilize state vehicles in the performance of department-related duties. No department shall expend or authorize an expenditure in excess of the amount appropriated in any fiscal year. (4) Volunteers shall be covered by state liability protection in accordance with the definition of a volunteer and the provisions of s. 768.28. (5) Volunteers shall be covered by workers compensation in accordance with chapter 440. 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