The Jan/Feb 2008 issue of the Advancing Philanthropy magazine provided a section entitled "Doing Good—If the Price Is Right." It describes a growing trend where volunteers are expecting to be paid for their help. It is based on the New York Times article For Love and a Little Money.
The article claims that these volunteers feel more valued when they are paid at at least a small amount. Charities believe these volunteers are more dependable. All of this may be true and there is nothing wrong with charities providing payment for needed services. However, I call this a job, not volunteering!
What do you think?