- Guide to the national minimum wage in respect of volunteers and voluntary workers
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Volunteers and voluntary workers are two separate categories of people for national minimum wage (NMW) purposes.
Volunteers are not workers, and so are not entitled to be paid the NMW. Voluntary workers are workers however they are exempt from the NMW entitlement provided certain conditions are met. This guide explains the different meaning of volunteers and voluntary workers and their entitlements to the NMW. Read more.