Any individual who provides voluntary service under this section shall not be considered a Federal employee, except for purposes of chapter 81 of title 5 (relating to compensation for injury), and sections 2671 through 2680 of title 28 (relating to tort claims).
7 U.S. Code § 2272. Volunteers for Department of Agriculture programs
(a) Establishment of program
(b) Acceptance of personnelThe Secretary may accept, subject to regulations issued by the Office of Personnel Management, voluntary service for the Department of Agriculture for such purpose if the service:
(c) Federal employee status
Authorization of Appropriations
“There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this subtitle [subtitle G (§§ 1526, 1527) of title XV of Pub. L. 97–98, enacting this section and this note], such sums to remain available until expended.”