STAFFORD - As an ongoing effort to educate and empower local non profit members, the Southern Ocean County Chamber announces continuation of Non Profit Solution program.

Offered for free, Non Profit forums have been a staple for the chamber for almost a decade and are partnering with Stockton University for the upcoming February 28 program titled "Risky Business – How to Limit Liabilities Associated With Using Volunteers".

The program begins at 10 a.m. at the Stockton Manahawkin Campus (located at 712 E Bay Avenue in Manahawkin) and will include non profit networking opportunities, updates and refreshments.

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Stockton University Adjunct Professor, Karen M. Garcia, Esquire will present the discussion that focuses on volunteers risks and benefits.

Volunteers are a vital an essential resource that most nonprofit organizations simply could not function without.

This program will educate that utilizing their service must be balanced with the risks associated with volunteering.

During this presentation we will be examining the role of volunteers and the legal issues nonprofits must consider when working with volunteers.

Topics to be covered will include liability for acts of your volunteer, protecting your organization and protecting your volunteers.

Karen M. Garcia, received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the City University of New York, Hunter College and her Juris Doctorate from New York University School of Law.

Following a decade long practice on Wall Street representing a myriad of clients including Fortune 500 companies as well as nonprofits, she now teaches a variety of law related classes for the Business School at Stockton University.

She is a firm believer in the importance of nonprofits and the positive impact of work they do in our community.

There is no cost to attend, but Southern Ocean Chamber members get priority registration.

Please RSVP to (609) 494-7211, by email at or stop into 265 West Ninth Street Ship Bottom.

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