UACES Facebook C.E.S.P. 3-38: Volunteer Liability Protection


Program Management

C.E.S.P. 3-38: Volunteer Liability Protection

Date Revised: 4-23-2001
Supersedes: 10-1-1991

Summary: Describes liability protection for volunteers in connection with official actions.

Volunteers are covered under the Arkansas Volunteer Immunity Act of 1987. Volunteers are not to be held civilly liable for their acts or omissions in carrying out their authority and responsibilities as volunteers if such acts or omissions were performed in good faith and did not constitute gross negligence. There is an exception when the volunteer is covered by a policy of insurance, in which case liability is limited to the amount of the coverage provided.