Tex. Gov't Code Section 2109.004
Program Requirements and Guidelines


A volunteer program must include:


an effective training program for paid staff and prospective volunteers;


the use of paid staff to plan and implement the volunteer program;


an evaluation mechanism to assess:


the performance of the volunteers;


the cooperation of paid staff with the volunteers; and


the volunteer program; and


follow-up studies to ensure the effectiveness of the volunteer program.


A volunteer program may:


establish a program to reimburse volunteers for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of volunteer services;


establish an insurance program to protect volunteers in the performance of volunteer services;


cooperate with private organizations that provide services similar to those provided by the governmental entity; and


purchase engraved certificates, plaques, pins, or awards of a similar nature, with a value that does not exceed $75 for each volunteer, to recognize special achievement and outstanding services of volunteers.


This section applies to a volunteer program of a governmental entity, regardless of whether the governmental entity provides human services.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 268, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.

Source: Section 2109.004 — Program Requirements and Guidelines, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.­2109.­htm#2109.­004 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

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