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Volunteer Protection Act doesn't cover everything

Inspiration springs from the most unusual circumstances. Just prior to writing this article, I was recruited and interviewed by a national volunteer organization that provides services to business newbies and start-up operations. The organization is composed of retired successful business executives who are willing to lend their particular expertise to less experienced business folks. This organization provides accounting, legal and business planning services in the form of workshops and one-on-one counseling. I was recruited because of my insurance and risk management experience.

This is not an organization that shoots from the hip; it has a well-planned program that includes a thorough orientation and training program for new volunteers. I just participated in my first orientation program that consisted of approximately 3 hours of computer training, a discussion of the mission statement and what was expected of each volunteer. The person interviewing me was a retired and successful operator of commercial real estate. Despite being retired, my interviewer indicated that he still owned several pieces of commercial real estate that he operated on an absentee basis.

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