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May 2017 - Protections for Your Volunteer Services

Volunteers “Volunteering is the ultimate experience in democracy.” – Author Unknown.

This unknown author went on to explain, “… because when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.”

In giving of your time and talents, you help make your world a better place. Volunteering provides opportunities for new experiences and allows you to learn new skills or hone existing ones, contribute to your community, and put your experience and skills to productive use.

There are about 1.4 million volunteers in New Jersey, according to the Governor’s Office on Volunteerism. Those interested can be matched to the volunteer opportunity most suitable to their interests and skills by visiting

While gratifying, volunteerism is not without risk. Your actions, or inactions, in the course of your volunteer work could result in damages or injuries and, if a court determines that you were negligent, you could be liable for damages. Fortunately, there is some protection at both the federal and state levels including, but not limited to:

The Volunteer Protection Act of 1997 (VPA) – This federal law protects uncompensated volunteers working with nonprofit or governmental organizations, provided they were acting within the scope of their responsibilities. This Act does not cover the operation of any motorized vehicles, nor any reckless, willful or criminal actions.

General State Volunteer Protection Statutes – The VPA preempts any state law that offers lesser protections. In New Jersey, however, the protection statutes that were in effect prior to the passage of the VPA exceed those protections offered under the federal act.

Good Samaritan Laws – All states have a version of a Good Samaritan Law which, generally speaking, protects volunteers who act spontaneously to offer aid in an emergency situation. The laws offer limited immunity from civil liability but do not provide payment for judgements, settlements or court costs. These laws generally don’t apply to on-duty emergency services personnel or people with a pre-existing duty to offer care.

Volunteerism is good for the soul; just make sure your actions fall within the boundaries of your scope of responsibility for optimum protection.

What Our Clients are Saying

The absolute BEST!!! I have a family of attorneys but needed someone local. Victor was recommended to me and words cannot describe how pleased I was with his firm. The outstanding service and attention each member of his staff gave to me surpassed any and all expectations. Victor surrounds himself with a hardworking team that he leads. I felt it was money spent wisely. I will continue to recommend Victor and his associates.

- Stephanie

Mr. Rotolo has helped me numerous times in legal matters and has continued to support and help me through countless hardships. He is dedicated to providing the best service and is a true professional. I will continue to consult with him regarding any legal issues in the future. He is a respectable, hardworking, kind hearted man and I would recommend his legal services to anyone.

- Matthew

I am an attorney and have practiced law for 26 years. I hired Vic to handle a very difficult family matter because I do not handle family law. Vic was extremely competent and obtained a result far beyond my expectations. Without his counsel my son's and family's life would have been changed forever. Thank you Vic for your good lawyering. I very much appreciate the personal attention and time dedicated to this matter. I highly recommend Vic.

- Anthony

We recently had a situation where we needed to hire an attorney. We selected Kearns Rotolo Law and I can honestly say that we were above and beyond satisfied with Vic and his team. We would absolutely recommend this firm to anyone should the need arise. We blindly picked the firm out of the phone book because I liked his ad. Now I believe that God was pointing us in the right direction. Thank you Vic and Kearns Rotolo Law for being there for us in our time of need.

- Kim

Victor's expertise, due diligence, and empathy for his client made my first experience with the law (and last) a non-stressful one. Before the case, I did my research and looked over about 20 lawyers before choosing Victor. All my sources pointed to him as the best and they weren't off even a bit. Victor treated my case like it was his own and kept me up to date with all my appointments, breakthroughs in the case, and guided me step through step in a process that I never thought that I had to come to endure. If Victor's not available Susy will go out of her way to take care you. The productivity and efficiency in that office is second to none. Thank you Victor!

- Michael