The Secretary may recruit, train, and accept the services of individuals or entities as volunteers for services or activities related to the Museum.
(b) Status of volunteers
(1) In general
Except as provided in paragraph (2), service by a volunteer under subsection (a) of this section shall not be considered Federal employment.
(A) Federal Tort Claims Act
For purposes of chapter
171 of title
28, a volunteer under subsection (a) of this section shall be treated as an employee of the Government (as defined in section 2671 of that title).
(B) Compensation for work injuries
For purposes of subchapter
I of chapter
81 of title
5, a volunteer described in subsection (a) of this section shall be treated as an employee (as defined in section
8101 of title
A volunteer under subsection (a) of this section shall serve without pay, but may receive nominal awards and reimbursement for incidental expenses, including expenses for a uniform or transportation in furtherance of Museum activities.
Section was enacted as part of the Miscellaneous Appropriations Act, 2001, and also as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2001, and not as part of the Department of Energy Organization Act which comprises this chapter.
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