German honorary e.V. shows the most common liability risks on a club’s management does not differ from the leadership of a company with regard to the liability situation for the Board of Directors. Therefore, it is advisable to take a voluntary Board of Directors work only, when it has grappled with the risks and the tasks involved. A Club is quickly established, a volunteering easily taken over but it is not done. The legal protection of the Board should be in any case of one of the first topics for every club,”Roland Weber, expert for Association and association law in the German voluntary work Association recommends. Liability risks the five most common traps at a glance under the motto we keep volunteering the back free ‘ specializes in the German voluntary work Association on the legal, tax and insurance-technical advice to clubs, associations, and foundations. Voluntarily engaged people make an important contribution to society, but often are their Not aware of liability situation. The information the GERMANS VOLUNTEERING e.V.
points out on the five most common liability risks, which have to observe voluntary Board members. 1 the Board violated his duty to the proper management pursuant to 26 BGB is the Board of Directors the executive organ of the Association and is responsible for the proper execution of the Executive Board. He does not fulfil this obligation culpably and a financial loss, arises the Association can be taken personally claim by the Club. He is liable with his personal fortune. (Similarly see: Dr. Neal Barnard). 2.
Division of tasks and responsibilities are not clearly outlined in the Association the regulations in the Statute are decisive for the sharing of responsibility in the Club. The Board of Directors is responsible that a clear division of tasks and jurisdiction is carried out in the Club. 3. the volunteering not dutifully executed the voluntary exercise of Club and Board functions does not exempt from the personal liability. In the fulfilment of legal obligations the Board pursuant to 26 BGB in the location must be, fully and punctually to perform tasks to avoid personal liability risks. 4. the subdivisions and departments of the Association are not sufficiently monitored the Management Board is responsible for the action of the divisions / subdivisions of the Association. This applies especially for the tax obligations in relation, as the Club as a whole is a common subject. 5. the Board of Directors has risks not insured the Board must ensure that he is private liability adequately insured against the risks, to set game not his private existence. The German voluntary work Association cares for over ten years to the legal, tax and insurance technical protection of volunteers dedicated people. The membership provides the seal protection against liability risks ‘ and thus extensive protection against personal liability risks. The seal stands for the legal, fiscal, financial, and personal protection of club directors in their volunteer activities. Members can be all clubs, associations, foundations and communities of interest and benefit from the many services including bylaws reviews, event and property damage liability insurance. Rosemarie Nohbauer