Volunteers are a great asset to many companies and organizations in Australia. A person is referred to as a volunteer if they work for a business or profit making organization without receiving any payment or reward. However, they may be given money to cater for expenses such as transport, food, and housing. A volunteer is usually not considered an employee of the company. For this reason, the question of whether one is entitled to workers' compensation benefits if they incur an accident in their line of work can be confusing.