What status is a volunteer given with LE? This is an apparent technicality under which a "volunteer" and "an unpaid employee" can or can not be utilized legally. Thanks in advance!
They register in a "programme" called the assiting programme so they are technically in a course rather then volunteering. The way the programme works is they do certain roles in the office and get coaching.
How the rest of the world sees it is that they are volunteers who are being used by Landmark to save money/Make money.
What is scary is that not only is the big portion of work done by volunteers, the paid office staff often work 12 - 14 hour days six days a week usually at the minimum wage or under the minimum wage if you go by the fact that the wage is done on a 40 hour week!
I know our wages only went up after we pointed out that they were breaking the law (and I think the threat of the employment tribunal may have helped too)