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Volunteers' Corner: Q & A

Important Notice: The Volunteers' Corner Q & A pages, the volunteering section tips page, the info. page, and the add pages, etc. are all incorporated as part of the terms of use of this site. Please read carefully. Reminder: By using this site you indicate agreement to all our terms.

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Q. Participating in this section involves risk. What tips do you offer to help minimize these risks?

A. To help minimize these risks, we recommend a careful review of our Volunteering Section Tips. You should also review our terms, FAQs, all Q & A's, and review all recommendations & cautions on all pages relating to this section. Unfortunately, however, you may encounter various problems despite your diligence. Use of this section is at your own risk.

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Q. Must I have a financial need to request volunteers here?

A. It is desirable that those who request volunteers here [including both those posting volunteer request(s) and those responding to volunteering offer(s)] have a financial need. Regular repeat requestors should have a financial need. Remember that there is a finite number of individuals available for volunteering and those who really need assistance may not receive it if those without a real need obtain the services instead. Note: This does not apply to prayer and other spiritual activities which are unrelated to financial need.

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Q. How can I request/offer help here?

A. There are two ways to request/offer help in the Volunteers' Corner - either by submitting a post or responding to a post. Both are subject to our terms of use. For more information, review all Volunteers' Corner Q & A pages, the volunteering section tips page, the add pages, etc. 

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Q. Can you tell me more about a volunteer opportunity (or an offer to volunteer) that appears here?

A. No. If you want more information about a volunteer opportunity (or a volunteer), you may contact the person offering the opportunity (or the volunteer services). We are not a party to others' activities (including volunteer requests, volunteering offers, volunteering activities, events, contacts/correspondence, etc.) even if information about such activities is contained on our site (or other materials of ours) and we do not have special knowledge concerning activities / events / submitters / requestors / volunteers, etc. Information regarding volunteer opportunities (and volunteering offers) is provided by users, has not been verified, is subject to change, is not comprehensive, may be subjective/inaccurate, and is not endorsed by us. We do not endorse / recommend any volunteer opportunity, volunteering offer, event, activity, individual, group, organization, submitter / requestor / offerer / volunteer, etc. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information. Users are advised to research opportunities / requests / offers / groups / organizations / individuals / events / activities / submitters / requestors / volunteers, etc. independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any activity, event, etc. We do not get involved in your dealings with others or mediate disputes. Participation in any activities (including contacts / correspondence, events, selection/use of volunteers, providing volunteer services, etc.) is at your own risk. Please do not contact us for information regarding any volunteer opportunities or volunteering offers which appear here. 

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Q. Have you evaluated the volunteer opportunities or volunteering offers listed here (or those who list them) and do you endorse them?

A. No. Information regarding volunteer opportunities (and volunteering offers) is provided by users, has not been verified, is subject to change, is not comprehensive, may be subjective/inaccurate, and is not endorsed by us. We do not endorse / recommend any volunteer opportunity, volunteering offer, event, activity, individual, group, organization, etc. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information. Users are advised to research opportunities / requests / offers / groups / organizations / individuals / events / activities / submitters / requestors / volunteers, etc. independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any activity, event, etc. We are not a party to others' activities (including volunteer requests, volunteering offers, volunteering activities, events, contacts/correspondence, etc.), even if information about such activities is contained on our site (or other materials of ours). We have not evaluated the volunteer opportunities, volunteer offers, or those who list them and are not responsible for doing so. Inclusion of volunteer opportunities, volunteering offers, individuals, groups, organizations, submitters / requestors, etc. does not imply our endorsement. We do not get involved in your dealings with others or mediate disputes. Participation in any activities (including contacts/correspondence, events, selection/use of volunteers, providing volunteer services, etc.) is at your own risk. Users are cautioned that events / activities / groups / organizations / individuals / submitters / requestors / volunteers, etc. may be harmful/dangerous. Participate at your own risk.

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Q. Do you endorse any of the volunteer opportunities, volunteering offers, events, activities, individuals, groups, organizations, submitters, requestors, etc. listed here?

A. No. Information regarding volunteer opportunities, volunteering offers, etc. is provided by users, has not been verified, is subject to change, is not comprehensive, may be subjective/inaccurate, and is not endorsed by us. We do not endorse / recommend any volunteer opportunity, volunteering offer, event, activity, individual, group, organization, submitter / requestor / volunteer, etc. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information. Users are advised to research opportunities / requests / offers / groups / organizations / individuals / events / activities / submitters / requestors / volunteers, etc. independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any activity, event, etc. We are not a party to others' activities (including volunteer requests, volunteering offers, volunteering activities, events, contacts / correspondence, etc.), even if information about such activities is contained on our site (or other materials of ours). Inclusion of volunteer opportunities, volunteering offers, volunteers, submitters, requestors, individuals, events, activities, groups, organizations, etc. does not imply our endorsement. Participation in any activities (including contacts / correspondence, events, selection/use of volunteers, providing volunteer services, etc.) is at your own risk. Users are cautioned that events / activities / groups / organizations / individuals / submitters / requestors / volunteers, etc. may be harmful/dangerous. Participate at your own risk.

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Q. Since a volunteer opportunity (or a volunteering offer) is listed here, can I be sure that it is not contrary to the perennial Magisterium?

A. Unfortunately, no. Information about volunteer opportunities (and volunteering offers) is provided by users and has not been verified, is not comprehensive, and may be subjective/inaccurate. We do not endorse / recommend any volunteer opportunity, volunteering offer, event, activity, individual, group, organization, submitter/requestor/volunteer, etc. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information. Users are advised to research opportunities / requests / offers / groups / organizations / individuals / events / activities / submitters / requestors / volunteers, etc. independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any activity, event, etc. We are not a party to others' activities (including volunteer requests, volunteering offers, volunteering activities, events, contacts/correspondence, etc.), even if information about such activities is contained on our site (or other materials of ours). Inclusion of volunteer opportunities, volunteering offers, volunteers, submitters, requestors, individuals, activities, events, groups, organizations, etc. does not imply our endorsement. Participation in any activities (including contacts/correspondence, events, selection/use of volunteers, providing volunteer services, etc.) is at your own risk. Users are cautioned that events / activities / groups / organizations / individuals / submitters / requestors / volunteers, etc. may be harmful/dangerous. Participate at your own risk.

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Q. I see a volunteer opportunity I am interested in. How do I offer my services?

A. To offer your services, contact the person requesting assistance. Please do not contact us regarding any volunteer opportunities which appear here. Remember that we are not a party to others' activities (including volunteer requests, volunteering activities, events, contacts / correspondence, etc.), even if information about such activities is contained on our site (or other materials of ours). Information about volunteer opportunities is provided by users and has not been verified, is subject to change, is not comprehensive, and may be subjective / inaccurate. We do not endorse / recommend any volunteer opportunity, event, activity, individual, group, organization, submitter / requestor, etc. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information. We do not get involved in your dealings with others or mediate disputes. Users are advised to research opportunities / requests / offers / groups / organizations / individuals / events / activities / submitters / requestors / volunteers, etc. independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any activity, event, etc. Participation in any activities (including contacts/correspondence, events, providing volunteer services, etc.) is at your own risk.

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Q. I see a volunteer offer I am interested in. How do I request the volunteer's services?

A. To request a volunteer's help, contact the person offering assistance. Please do not contact us regarding any volunteering offers which appear here. Remember that we are not a party to others' activities (including volunteering offers, volunteering activities, events, contacts / correspondence, etc.), even if information about such activities is contained on our site (or other materials of ours). Information about volunteering offers is provided by users and has not been verified, is subject to change, is not comprehensive, and may be subjective / inaccurate. We do not endorse / recommend any volunteer, volunteer offer, activity, submitter, individual, event, group, organization, etc. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information. We do not get involved in your dealings with others or mediate disputes. Users are advised to research opportunities / requests / offers / groups / organizations / individuals / events / activities / submitters / requestors / volunteers, etc. independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any activity, event, etc. Participation in any activities (including contacts / correspondence, events, selection/use of volunteers, etc.) is at your own risk.

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Q. How can I be sure that what is stated about a volunteer opportunity (or volunteering offer) is accurate & truthful?

A. There is no guarantee that the information provided is accurate or truthful. Information about volunteer opportunities (and volunteering offers) is provided by users and has not been verified, is subject to change, is not comprehensive, and may be subjective/inaccurate. We do not endorse / recommend any volunteer opportunity, volunteering offer, event, activity, individual, group, organization, submitter / requestor / volunteer, etc. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information. Users are advised to research opportunities / requests / offers / groups / organizations / individuals / events / activities / submitters / requestors / volunteers, etc. independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any activity, event, etc. We are not a party to others' activities (including volunteer requests, volunteering offers, volunteering activities, events, contacts/correspondence, etc.), even if information about such activities is contained on our site (or other materials of ours). Inclusion of volunteer opportunities, volunteering offers, volunteers, submitters, requestors, individuals, activities, events, groups, organizations etc. does not imply our endorsement. Participation in any activities (including contacts / correspondence, events, selection / use of volunteers, providing volunteer services, etc.) is at your own risk. Users are cautioned that events / activities / groups / organizations / individuals / submitters / requestors / volunteers, etc. may be harmful/dangerous. Participate at your own risk.

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Q. Do you guarantee that details regarding a volunteer opportunity or a volunteering offer are accurate?

A. No. Information about volunteer opportunities (and volunteering offers) is provided by users and has not been verified, is subject to change, is not comprehensive, and may be subjective/inaccurate. We do not endorse / recommend any volunteer opportunity, volunteering offer, event, activity, individual, group, organization / submitter / requestor / volunteer, etc. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information. Users are advised to research opportunities / requests / offers / groups / organizations / individuals / events / activities / submitters / requestors / volunteers, etc. independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any activity, event, etc. We are not a party to others' activities (including volunteer requests, volunteering offers, volunteering activities, events, contacts/correspondence, etc.), even if information about such activities is contained on our site (or other materials of ours). Inclusion of volunteer opportunities, volunteering offers, volunteers, submitters, requestors, individuals, activities, events, groups, organizations, etc. does not imply our endorsement. Participation in any activities (including contacts / correspondence, events, selection/use of volunteers, providing volunteer services, etc.) is at your own risk. Users are cautioned that events / activities / groups / organizations / individuals / submitters / requestors / volunteers, etc. may be harmful/dangerous. Participate at your own risk.

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Q. Since a volunteer opportunity/offer appears here, does it mean you endorse/recommend it?

A. No. Information about volunteer opportunities (and volunteering offers) is provided by users and has not been verified, is not comprehensive, and may be subjective/inaccurate. We do not endorse/recommend any volunteer opportunity, volunteering offer, event, activity, individual, group, organization, submitter/requestor/volunteer, etc. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information. Users are advised to research opportunities / requests / offers / groups / organizations / individuals / events / activities / submitters / requestors / volunteers, etc. independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any activity, event, etc. We are not a party to others' activities (including volunteer requests, volunteering offers, volunteering activities, events, contacts/correspondence, etc.), even if information about such activities is contained on our site (or other materials of ours). Inclusion of volunteer opportunities, volunteering offers, volunteers, submitters, requestors, individuals, activities, events, groups, organizations, etc. does not imply our endorsement. Participation in any activities (including contacts/correspondence, events, selection/use of volunteers, providing volunteer services, etc.) is at your own risk. Users are cautioned that events / activities / groups / organizations / individuals / submitters / requestors / volunteers, etc. may be harmful/dangerous. Participate at your own risk.

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Q. Are volunteer opportunities or volunteering offers appearing on the site comprehensive?

A. No. Listings of volunteer opportunities and volunteering offers are limited in scope and may omit important details. Information about volunteer opportunities (and volunteering offers) is provided by users and has not been verified, is not comprehensive, and may be subjective / inaccurate. We do not endorse / recommend any volunteer opportunity, volunteering offer, event, activity, individual, group, organization, submitter / requestor / volunteer, etc. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information. Users are advised to research opportunities / requests / offers / groups / organizations / individuals / events / activities / submitters / requestors / volunteers, etc. independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any activity, event, etc. We are not a party to others' activities (including volunteer requests, volunteering offers, volunteering activities, events, contacts / correspondence, etc.), even if information about such activities is contained on our site (or other materials of ours). Inclusion of volunteer opportunities, volunteering offers, volunteers, submitters, requestors, individuals, activities, events, groups, organizations, etc. does not imply our endorsement. Participation in any activities (including contacts / correspondence, events, selection/use of volunteers, providing volunteer services, etc.) is at your own risk. Users are cautioned that events / activities / groups / organizations / individuals / submitters / requestors / volunteers, etc. may be harmful/dangerous. Participate at your own risk.

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Q. Is it okay to profit from placing volunteers?

A. No! Do not attempt to profit by placing volunteers (including arrangements based on hours worked, activities performed, incentives, commission, etc.). Note: Those who violate our policies may be banned from future posting on this site (not just this section).

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Q. Is it okay to submit a volunteering offer for (or otherwise offer the services of) another?

A. No! No third party volunteering offers under any circumstances.

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Q. Is it okay to request volunteers for others?

A. Third party requests may be allowable. [Note: A third party request refers to a situation where volunteer(s) are requested to assist someone other than (or in addition to) the person submitting the request for assistance (e.g. a family member, an organization the person submitting the request works for, etc.) and to situations where a volunteer request in any way involves/affects someone other than the person submitting the request for assistance (e.g. a landlord, a roommate, an employer, a sibling, or any other individual, organization, etc.).] Before submitting a third party request (including submitting a volunteer opportunity and responding to a volunteering offer), you must: (1) verify that all applicable parties (i.e. every single party which will be involved/affected in any way) can receive assistance lawfully and according to the terms of this site (no minors!), (2) obtain the informed, advance, express permission of all applicable parties (i.e. every single party which will be involved/affected in any way - including all parties with authority necessary to give approval) to proceed under our terms [especially indicating clearly that: (i) we are not a party to others' activities (including volunteering offers, volunteer requests, volunteering activities, events, contacts / correspondence, selection / use of volunteers, performance of volunteer services, etc.) even if information about such activities is contained on our site (or other materials of ours), (ii) that we have not evaluated the volunteer offers, volunteer requests/opportunities, or those who list them or respond to them, (iii) that inclusion of volunteering offers, volunteer opportunities/requests, individuals, groups, organizations, submitters / requestors / volunteers, events, activities, etc. does not imply our endorsement, (iv) that information regarding volunteering offers, volunteer opportunities/requests, etc. is provided by users, has not been verified, is subject to change, is not comprehensive, may be subjective/inaccurate, and is not endorsed/guaranteed by us, (v) that we do not endorse / recommend any volunteering offer, opportunity/request, event, activity, individual, group, organization, submitter / requestor / volunteer, etc., (vi) that we advise users to research offers / opportunities / requests / groups / organizations / individuals / events / activities / submitters / requestors / volunteers / offerers, etc. independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any activity, event, etc., (vii) that we do not guarantee the quality of any volunteer's work or anything else about any volunteer, (viii) that we do not mediate disputes, (ix) that events / activities / groups / organizations / individuals / volunteers / submitters / requestors, etc. may be harmful/dangerous, (x) that they may be held responsible for volunteer(s) (e.g. for their safety, their possessions, their activities/behavior, etc.), and (xi) that participation in any activities (including contacts / correspondence, events, selection/use of volunteers, etc.) is at their own risk], (3) verify that no other individual has already submitted the request, and (4) have a suitable relationship to the party desiring to receive assistance (i.e. family member, friend, owner of the organization, etc.). If you do not have a suitable relationship to the party desiring to receive volunteer assistance, do not request volunteers. Instead, contact the requesting organization / group / individual(s) and ask that they request the volunteer(s). Note that a parishioner (or parish employee) may request volunteer assistance for his/her parish only with the informed, advance, express permission of the parish priest and all other necessary individual(s) as indicated above. Note that an employee of (or member of) an organization / association / group / charity / hospital / school / college / library / religious order / business, etc. requesting volunteers for the organization / association / group / charity / hospital / school / college / library / religious order / business, etc. must obtain the informed, advance, express permission of all other individual(s) in the organization / association / group / charity / hospital / school / college / library / religious order / business, etc. as indicated above (especially including those with proper authority necessary to give approval). Do not proceed without proper permission from all appropriate and necessary parties. If you do not properly meet all of the above, do not proceed. If you do properly meet all of the above and choose to proceed, you must: (1) notify all volunteer(s) that the request is a third party request and provide the volunteer(s) with all necessary details so they may determine whether or not to proceed (including specific, clear, and accurate information regarding your relationship to the requestor and to all other affected parties), (2) be the sole contact person for the volunteer(s), (3) remain involved in the volunteering activity(ies)/event, etc., (4) do nothing (and allow nothing to be done) without the express consent of all party(ies), and (5) do nothing (and allow nothing to be done) against the wishes of any party(ies). If you submit a third party request [either by submitting a post(s) or responding to a post(s)], you agree to take full responsibility for all consequences, actions, activities, volunteer(s), individual(s), property/possessions, outcomes, contacts / correspondence, etc. for all parties, without limitation, and without any recourse to us. By submitting a third party request (including submitting an opportunity/request or responding to an offer), you indicate agreement to all our terms. Note: Other restrictions may apply. All volunteering opportunities/offers, contacts/correspondence, events, activities, etc. are subject to any applicable laws.

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Q. My volunteer request indirectly (or directly) affects another individual or organization. Is it considered a "third party" request?

A. Yes. If a volunteer request in any way involves/affects someone other than the person submitting the request for assistance (e.g. a landlord, a roommate, an employer, a sibling, or any other individual, organization, etc.), it is considered a third party request. For more information and requirements regarding third party requests, see question above.

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Q. May I request volunteers to surprise someone (e.g. to clean their house)?

A. No! Volunteer requests require the express permission of all parties. Do not request volunteers for any "surprise" activities.

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Q. I was asked to volunteer for a surprise cleaning of someone's house. Is that okay?

A. No! Volunteer requests require the express permission of all parties. Do not volunteer for any "surprise" activities.

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Q. Where can I find more guidelines concerning submissions?

A. For additional guidelines regarding submissions, try the add pages (Volunteer Opportunities / Volunteers Available). Note: Also see the Volunteering Section Tips page.

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Q. May I request more than one volunteer in my post?

A. Yes. You may request multiple volunteers in a single post. Simply indicate the number of volunteers needed in the "number of volunteers needed" field. Note: Do not submit multiple posts for the same activity/event, etc. or your posts may be subject to auto rejection. 

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Q. Is it okay for a whole group to respond together to a volunteer request?

A. No. Each member of the group that wants to volunteer (or might want to volunteer) must respond independently.

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Q. When I correspond with someone regarding a volunteer request or a volunteering offer, may I include marketing literature or similar materials?

A. No! Do not include any unsolicited marketing literature or similar materials. This section is not for sales / promotion / marketing, etc. Those who violate our policies may be banned from future posting on this site (not just this section). Note: In some cases, marketing literature may be sent if it has been requested by the other party or if it is specifically necessary for volunteering activities. Even so, you should obtain the informed & express permission of the other party prior to sending any such material.

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Q. How do I know that the other party will do what they are supposed to do?

A. Unfortunately, you may never be sure that the other party will live up to their responsibilities. Remember that all volunteer related activities (including volunteer requests, volunteering offers, volunteering activities, events, contacts / correspondence, selection / use of volunteers, performance of volunteer services, etc.) involve risk. If you can't afford to or don't want to take such risks, you should not participate. Should you experience problems, you may attempt to work them out with the other party. As applicable, you may notify law enforcement or seek other legal remedies. Remember also that we are not a party to others' activities (including volunteer requests, volunteering offers, volunteering activities, events, contacts / correspondence, selection / use of volunteers, performance of volunteer services, etc.), and do not mediate disputes. You are solely responsible for all consequences of your volunteer related activities. 

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Q. Who is the "Submitter"? Who are "users"? Who is the "requestor"? Who is the "volunteer" / "potential volunteer" / "offerer"? Who is the "participant"? Who is the "other party"?, Etc. Which is the responsible party?

A. The term "submitter" refers to the person who submitted a post. The term "user" (or "users" or "participant" or "participants" or "you"/"your" or "visitors" or "visitor" or "individual" or "individuals" or "person" or "persons", etc.) refers to individual(s) using this site (or related materials) and to those who are in any way connected with use of this site (or related materials). The term "requestor" (or "person requesting volunteers") refers to individual(s) / group(s) / organization(s), etc. who may be requesting volunteer(s), whether or not they actually utilize the services of (or request) volunteer(s). The terms "volunteer", "potential volunteer", and "offerer" may be used interchangeably and refer to those offering - or who may indicate to be offering - volunteer services, whether or not they actually perform volunteer work (or offer to volunteer). Note that the terms "requestor", "volunteer", "potential volunteer", etc. are broad terms which apply whether a user submits a post(s) or responds to a post(s), and they apply regardless of the nature of any post/response (e.g. they apply even to any "fake" / "pretend", blank, etc. posts/responses - or any other improper post/response), and they apply regardless of whether or not any volunteer services are ever offered/requested. The term "other party" (or "other parties") may refer to the other party(ies) involved or to the responsible party (e.g. the volunteer / requestor / submitter / offerer, etc.). The term "applicable party" [or "applicable parties" or "party(ies)", etc.] refers to the appropriate party in the context of the item in question. All terms above may be expressed in upper or lower case letters. Note that the terms above may refer to individual(s), organization(s), group(s), etc., as applicable. Note that the various terms (e.g. requestor, volunteer, potential volunteer, offerer, etc.) apply to both those who post volunteer opportunities / offers and to those who respond to volunteer opportunities / offers. The terms "other party" / "applicable party" / "submitter"/ "requestor" / "volunteer" / "potential volunteer" / "participant" / "user" / "visitor" / group / individual / person / organization / "offerer", etc. (whether singular or plural) NEVER refer to us. Each user is responsible for himself / herself. Some users (e.g. requestors / submitters, etc.) may be held responsible / liable for others. We are NOT responsible / liable for ANY individual(s) / user(s) / group(s) / organization(s) / requestor(s) / submitter(s) / volunteer(s), etc. As indicated, by using this site, you indicate agreement to all our terms. Note: For more assistance with the terms "requestor" and "submitter", see question below. For assistance with the terms "volunteer activities", "volunteering offers", "volunteer requests/opportunities", etc., click here.

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Q. What is the difference between the "Requestor" and the "Submitter"?

A. As indicated above, the term "requestor" refers to a person(s) / group / organization, etc. who may be requesting volunteer(s) while the term "submitter" refers to a person who actually submitted a post. The term "requestor" may include the submitter. Also, the requestor and the submitter may be the same. For example, if a submitter posts a request for a volunteer for himself, the requestor and submitter would be the same. If a submitter posts a request for a volunteer for his charity organization, the submitter and the requestor would be different [although the term "requestor" may include (or does include) the submitter as part of the requesting organization]. An individual [and any associated person(s) / group(s) / organization(s), etc.] responding to a volunteering offer is also called a "requestor". If there are both a submitter and a requestor seeking volunteers who are different (e.g. a submitter requesting a volunteer for his charity organization), the submitter may be considered the responsible party (although the requestor may be held legally liable, either partially or fully). If an individual requestor responds to a post, he/she alone may be considered the responsible party (although any associated organization / group, etc. may be held legally liable, either partially or fully). Note that if the submitter and requestor are different, the submitter must obtain the express, informed permission of the requestor before posting (click here for more information / requirements regarding third party requests). All requestors must obtain the express, informed permission of any affected / involved / associated organization / group / persons, etc. before submitting post(s) or responding to any post(s). Important: For more information / requirements regarding third party requests [e.g. situations where volunteer(s) are requested to assist someone other than (or in addition to) the person submitting the request for assistance (e.g. a family member, an organization the person submitting the request works for, etc.), or situations where a volunteer request in any way involves/affects someone other than the person submitting the request for assistance (e.g. a landlord, a roommate, an employer, a sibling, or any other individual, organization, etc.)], click here.

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Q. What if I originally said I would be willing to volunteer for a whole day but now I only want to volunteer for an hour or so?

A. You should not offer to volunteer here unless you are willing to live up to your offer. If you choose to change or cancel your offer, you may do so by notifying interested parties that your offer has been revoked or changed (unless prohibited by law). Do not notify us of your decision! Note that we cannot honor requests to make changes to any offers which appear on the site. Also note that if you frequently revoke or change offers, you may be banned from future posting on this site (not just this section).

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Q. I said I would be willing to volunteer. How many times should I be willing to do so?

A. If you indicated that you would be willing to volunteer, you should be willing to do so at least once.

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Q. Are there any types of services/activities/etc. I shouldn't offer (or request) help with here?

A. We strongly recommend that you refrain from requesting assistance with (or assisting in) activities involving delicate / fragile / sensitive / expensive / sentimental / rare / antique / one-of-a-kind / hard to find / difficult or costly to replace, etc. items or near cash/cash equivalents, easily stolen items, sensitive information, etc. You should also use extreme caution around vulnerable/frail/infirm, etc. persons. And, of course, volunteer services for prohibited activities should never be requested / offered (e.g. anti-Catholic, immoral, illegal, sexual, risky / dangerous / hazardous, political, purely recreational/social, pen-pal, childcare / babysitting, medical, legal, financial, personal shopping, mail-based, etc. activities).

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Q. What happens if a requestor (or submitter) likes a volunteer's work and wants to hire the volunteer?

A. This is effectively "trial employment" and is prohibited! This section is not for hiring/employment purposes. (Note: If you wish to hire employees, or if you are looking for employment, try the commercial sections of this site.) Note that those who violate our policies (e.g. those who disguise employment related activities as volunteering requests/offers) may be banned from future posting on this site (not just this section).

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Q. Can you guarantee that any volunteer is "safe"/competent, etc.?

A. No. We do not guarantee that any volunteer is "safe", competent, or anything else about any volunteer. In fact, we caution that volunteers may be dangerous/harmful, incompetent, etc. You should carefully investigate volunteers before corresponding with them/requesting their services. We do not endorse / recommend any volunteer, volunteering offer, submitter / requestor / offerer, etc. Remember that participation in all activities (including contacts/correspondence, events, selection/use of volunteers, etc.) is at your own risk. We are not a party to your volunteering activities and we do not mediate disputes. 

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Q. Can you guarantee that any volunteer request / opportunity / event / activity / requestor / submitter / volunteer / group / organization / individual / etc. is "safe"?

A. No. We do not guarantee that any volunteer request, opportunity, event, activity, requestor, submitter, volunteer, group, organization, individual, etc. is "safe". In fact, we caution that volunteer requests, opportunities, events, activities, requestors, submitters, groups, organizations, individuals, etc. may be dangerous/harmful in various ways. You should carefully investigate volunteer opportunities / requests / submitters / requestors / volunteers / groups / organizations / individuals / activities / events, etc. before participation (including correspondence). Note that we do not endorse or recommend any volunteer opportunity, request, volunteer activity, group, organization, individual, event, submitter / requestor / volunteer, etc. Remember that participation in all activities (including contacts / correspondence, events, selection/use of volunteers, providing volunteer services, etc.) is at your own risk. We are not a party to your volunteering activities and we do not mediate disputes. 

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Q. A volunteering opportunity/request is sponsored by a Catholic parish. Does that mean it's "safe"?

A. Unfortunately, no. The fact that a volunteering opportunity/request is sponsored by a Catholic parish does not necessarily mean that it is "safe". Note also that some activities/events, etc. may give the appearance of being sponsored by the Catholic Church, but are actually opposed to the Church. Remember also that information contained here is not verified and that we cannot guarantee its accuracy. Users are advised to research opportunities / requests / offers / groups / organizations / individuals / events / activities / submitters / requestors / volunteers, etc. independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any volunteer activity. Inclusion of opportunities (and submitters/requestors, etc.) does not imply our endorsement. Participation in any activities (including contacts / correspondence, events, providing volunteer services, etc.) is at your own risk. Users are cautioned that events / activities / groups / organizations / individuals / submitters / requestors / volunteers, etc. may be harmful/dangerous. Participate at your own risk.

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Q. A volunteer works for the Catholic Church. Does that mean the volunteer is "safe"?

A. Unfortunately, no. The fact that a volunteer works for the Catholic Church does not necessarily mean the person is "safe". Note also that some individuals may give the appearance of being "good" members of the Catholic Church, but are actually opposed to the Church - even despite a high-ranking position. Also, all persons (excepting our Blessed Mother, of course) are sinners, whether they work for the Catholic Church or not. Remember that information contained here is not verified and that we cannot guarantee its accuracy. Users are advised to research volunteers independently before corresponding / requesting their participation and to use great caution when requesting / utilizing the services of any volunteer. Inclusion of volunteering offers (and submitters / requestors / volunteers, etc.) does not imply our endorsement. Participation in any activities (including contacts / correspondence, events, selection/use of volunteers, etc.) is at your own risk. Users are cautioned that certain individuals may be harmful / dangerous. Proceed at your own risk.

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Q. What do the classifications mean (e.g. Roman Catholic-progressive, Roman Catholic-traditional, etc.)? Why are there classifications?

A. The classifications are general categories selected by users to describe religious affiliation. For assistance with the meaning of terms such as "traditional", "progressive", etc., click here. In a perfect world, such classifications would not be necessary. However, since Vatican II, the Church has seen many of her members fall into disunity, some of whom remain Catholic "in name only". Unfortunately, therefore, we think these classifications may be helpful to users of this site. Note that we do not guarantee accuracy of these classifications. Information about religious affiliation is provided by users and has not been verified and is not endorsed by us. The classifications may reflect the opinions of the users and may be inaccurate (also see question below). We do not endorse / recommend any volunteer opportunity/request, volunteering offer, event, activity, individual, group, organization, submitter/requestor/volunteer, etc. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information. Users are advised to research opportunities / requests / offers / groups / organizations / individuals / events / activities / submitters / requestors / volunteers, etc. independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any activity, event, etc. We are not a party to others' activities (including volunteer requests, volunteering offers, volunteering activities, events, contacts / correspondence, selection / use of volunteers, performance of volunteer services, etc.), even if information about such activities is contained on our site (or other materials of ours). Inclusion of volunteer opportunities/requests, volunteering offers, individuals, groups, organizations, submitters / requestors / volunteers, etc. does not imply our endorsement or agreement. Participation in any activities (including contacts / correspondence, events, selection/use of volunteers, providing volunteer services, etc.) is at your own risk. Users are cautioned that events / activities / groups / organizations / individuals / submitters / requestors / volunteers, etc. may be harmful/dangerous. Participate at your own risk.

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Q. Are religious affiliation classifications accurate? What if I don't agree with a classification?

A. Indicated religious affiliations are provided by users and have not been verified and are not endorsed by us. The classifications may reflect the opinions of the submitters and may be inaccurate. Also note that the option "Non-Catholic" may be chosen if the religious affiliation of the individual(s) / organization / group requesting volunteer(s) is mixed Catholic/Non-Catholic. If mixed between Catholic-traditional / Catholic-conservative / Catholic-progressive, the option chosen may reflect the least traditional option that applies (e.g. "Catholic-progressive" for mixed Catholic-traditional / Catholic-progressive, "Catholic-conservative" for mixed Catholic-conservative / Catholic-traditional, etc.). The fact that a post appears here does not mean that we agree with or endorse it. Information provided is not verified, is not comprehensive, and may be subjective/inaccurate. We do not endorse / recommend any volunteer opportunity/request, volunteering offer, event, activity, individual, group, organization, submitter / requestor / volunteer, etc. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information. Users are advised to research opportunities / requests / offers / groups / organizations / individuals / events / activities / submitters / requestors / volunteers, etc. independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any activity, event, etc. We are not a party to others' activities (including volunteer requests, volunteering offers, volunteering activities, events, contacts / correspondence, selection / use of volunteers, performance of volunteer services, etc.), even if information about such activities is contained on our site (or other materials of ours). Inclusion of volunteer opportunities / requests, volunteering offers, individuals, groups, organizations, submitters / requestors / volunteers, etc. does not imply our endorsement. Participation in any activities (including contacts / correspondence, events, selection/use of volunteers, providing volunteer services, etc.) is at your own risk. Users are cautioned that events / activities / groups / organizations / individuals / submitters / requestors / volunteers, etc. may be harmful/dangerous. Participate at your own risk.

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Q. After I requested volunteers or offered volunteer assistance, I received anti-Catholic materials. What should I do?

A. Unfortunately, this may occur. Remember that all volunteer related activities involve risk. Should you experience problems, you may notify law enforcement authorities or seek other legal remedies (as applicable). Remember also that we are not a party to others' activities (including volunteer requests, volunteering offers, volunteering activities, events, contacts / correspondence, etc.), and do not mediate disputes. You are solely responsible for all consequences of your volunteer related activities.

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Q. How long should I be willing to volunteer?

A. The terms of volunteering offers/requests are up to the individuals involved. In making your decision, however, you should consider your current & upcoming commitments and scheduling. We generally recommend offering a lesser amount of your time to begin with.

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Q. I once requested a volunteer for (or volunteered to do) light sewing and now I receive ads for sewing machines and sewing supplies. What can I do?

A. Unfortunately, we cannot stop others from misusing your information. That's why we recommend a cautious approach to all personal information, including e-mail addresses. For considerations and tips regarding including your e-mail address with posts, click here. Also, be sure to review all applicable questions regarding e-mail addresses on the Q & A pages. You may also wish to report abuses to law enforcement authorities (as applicable).

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Q. I mentioned that I was having financial difficulties and now I get all sorts of e-mail offering credit. What should I do? 

A. Remember that you should not include personal details for reasons such as this. Unfortunately, we cannot stop others from misusing your information. That's why we recommend a cautious approach to all personal information, including e-mail addresses. For considerations and tips regarding including your e-mail address with posts, click here. Also, be sure to review all applicable questions regarding e-mail addresses on the Q & A pages. You may also wish to report abuses to law enforcement authorities (as applicable).

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Q. Do you monitor the volunteer opportunities and volunteering offers listed on this site?

A. We do not monitor the volunteer opportunities or volunteering offers on this site and we cannot guarantee that any posts are accurate or truthful. We do not guarantee or recommend any volunteer, offer, volunteer opportunity/request, activity, group, organization, event, submitter/requestor, individual, etc. Note that we may - but are not required to - subject posts to a review process to weed out items which appear to be questionable. This process is not full-proof. Use of this site is at your own risk.

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Q. I need a volunteer right away. Should I request one here?

A. No. As indicated, long processing delays are not unexpected in this section. By the time your post appears on the site (assuming that it does), it may be too late for your needs. If you need volunteers more quickly, consider placing an inexpensive Classified Ad and/or seeking assistance elsewhere. Note: We cannot guarantee that any Classified Ad will appear on the site or that it will appear quickly. 

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Q. May I place restrictions on my volunteering offers (or volunteer requests)?

A. The terms of volunteering are up to the individuals involved and are governed by any applicable laws. You are free to place any applicable restrictions on your volunteering offers/requests in accordance with the law. Remember that we are not a party to your volunteer related activities and do not mediate disputes. Note that it may be difficult to ensure that your restrictions/limitations are adhered to.

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Q. Must I accept assistance from the first person who offers to volunteer?

A. We do not require you to utilize the services of any particular individual unless required by law. You determine the person(s) to participate in volunteer activities in accordance with the law. Remember that we are not a party to others' activities (including volunteer requests, volunteering offers, volunteering activities, events, contacts / correspondence, selection / use of volunteers, etc.) and we do not determine who should/should not volunteer for you. The terms of all volunteer related activities are up to the individuals involved and are governed by any applicable laws. Please do not contact us regarding your selection of volunteers.

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Q. Must I volunteer for the first person/group/etc. that requests my services?

A. We do not require you to provide services for any particular individual / group / organization, etc. unless required by law. You determine the person / group / organization, etc. to volunteer for in accordance with the law. Remember that we are not a party to others' activities (including volunteering offers, volunteer requests, volunteering activities, events, contacts / correspondence, performance of volunteer services, etc.) and we do not determine who you should/should not volunteer for. The terms of all volunteer related activities are up to the individuals involved and are governed by any applicable laws. Please do not contact us regarding your choice of who to volunteer for.

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Q. May I exchange my volunteer services for money or other benefits?

A. No! Do not exchange volunteer services for money or for any other item/benefit! Those who violate our policies may be banned from future posting on this site (not just this section). Note: If you are looking for employment, try the commercial sections of this site (e.g. "Employment" ads in the Classifieds section).

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Q. I originally said that I wanted to volunteer for an elderly person, but I was contacted by a young person who needs my help. Must I restrict my services to elderly persons?  

A. You are free to change your offer (unless prohibited by law). The terms of all volunteer related activities are up to the individuals involved and are governed by any applicable laws. We do not require you to provide services for any particular individual unless required by law. You determine the person/group/organization, etc. to volunteer for in accordance with the law. Remember that we are not a party to others' activities (including volunteering offers, volunteer requests, volunteering activities, events, contacts / correspondence, performance of volunteer services, etc.) and we do not determine who you should/should not volunteer for. Therefore, please do not contact us regarding your choice of who to volunteer for. Note that we cannot honor requests to make changes to any posts which appear on the site. Also note that those who frequently change/revoke offers may be banned from future posting on this site (not just this section).

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Q. I originally said that I wanted a volunteer to help an elderly member of my family, but now I would like the volunteer to help a younger family member instead. Is that acceptable?  

A. You may not change your request! If your needs/preferences have changed, you may cancel your request by notifying interested parties that your request has been rescinded (unless prohibited by law). Note that you should not request volunteers here unless you are certain of your needs. Do not notify us of your decision to cancel your request! Note that we cannot honor requests to make changes to any posts which appear on the site. Also note that if you frequently change/revoke volunteer requests, you may be banned from future posting on this site (not just this section).

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Q. How can I make a change to my volunteer request/offer?

A. Sorry, we cannot honor requests to make changes to any posts. If your needs/preferences/availability, etc. have changed, you may cancel your request/offer by notifying interested parties that your request/offer has been rescinded (unless prohibited by law). Do not notify us of your decision! Note that you should not post here unless you are certain of your needs/preferences/availability, etc. Those who misrepresent their requests/offers - or those who frequently change / rescind their requests/offers - may be banned from future posting on this site (not just this section). 

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Q. I changed my mind and no longer wish to volunteer. What should I do?  

A. You should not offer to volunteer here unless you are sure you wish to do so. If you change your mind and choose to cancel your offer, you may do so by notifying interested parties that your offer has been revoked (unless prohibited by law). Do not notify us of your decision! Remember that we cannot honor requests to make changes to any posts. Note that if you frequently revoke offers, you may be banned from future posting on this site (not just this section).

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Q. I changed my mind and no longer want volunteer assistance. What should I do?  

A. You should not request volunteers here unless you are sure you wish to utilize their services. If you change your mind and choose to cancel your request, you may do so by notifying interested parties that your request has been rescinded (unless prohibited by law). Do not notify us of your decision! Remember that we cannot honor requests to make changes to any posts. Note that if you frequently rescind volunteer requests, you may be banned from future posting on this site (not just this section).

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Q. My volunteer request (or volunteering offer) has expired (or been cancelled), but it still appears on the site. What should I do?

A. Posts may appear on the site for any amount of time, even if the volunteer services are no longer required (or available). For general timetable information, click here. Therefore, we recommend that you include a "final date" in the applicable field to notify users not to contact you after that date. Unfortunately, however, there is no guarantee that you will not be contacted after that time. Note that we cannot honor requests to remove posts which are no longer applicable. 

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Q. I want to volunteer for something that appears on the site, but the submitter tells me that the volunteer request has been rescinded (or has already been completed). Why does the request still appear?  

A. Posts may appear on the site for any amount of time, even if the volunteer request is no longer applicable (for general timetable information, click here). Note that the submitter may have included a "final date" and should not be contacted after that date even if the post still appears on the site. Please note that we cannot honor requests to remove posts which are no longer applicable.

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Q. I would like to utilize the services of an individual whose volunteer offer appears on the site, but the person tells me that the offer has been revoked or that he/she has already completed volunteering. Why does the offer still appear?

A. Posts may appear on the site for any amount of time, even if the offer is no longer applicable (for general timetable information, click here). Note that the submitter may have included a "final date" and should not be contacted after that date even if the post still appears on the site. Please note that we cannot honor requests to remove posts which are no longer applicable.

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Q. What does the date "00/00/00" mean?

A. If "00/00/00" appears in the "final date" field, this indicates that the submitter may not have provided a final date. 

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Q. How can I determine what date to put in the "final date" field if I am uncertain about how long it might take to find a volunteer (or to provide volunteering services)?

A. On this, you must use your best judgment. How hard do you think it will be to find a volunteer? How popular do you think your offer to volunteer will be? How narrow are your requirements/preferences? How long are you willing to deal with correspondence regarding this post? We recommend earlier rather than later dates in most cases.

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Q. I am still contacted about my post even though the "final date" has passed. What should I do?

A. Unfortunately, you may be contacted even though the "final date" has passed. At your option, you may choose to ignore or respond to the correspondence. We recommend that you send a short note - e.g. "the 'final date' has passed and I should not be contacted after this date" - in order to encourage users to honor these dates.

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Q. How much can I deduct on my taxes for my volunteer work?

A. Volunteer work may not qualify for a tax deduction (although some expenses may). For assistance with tax matters, consult a qualified tax professional.

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Q. Are volunteer services I receive taxable?

A. The value of services received may be taxable. Note that you are responsible for any taxes due in connection with your volunteering activities (including volunteer requests, volunteering offers, activities, events, expense reimbursements, etc.). For assistance with tax matters, consult a qualified tax professional.

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Q. Might volunteering affect my benefit eligibility?

A. Volunteering may affect benefit eligibility. For more assistance, consult an appropriate, competent professional. 

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Q. My volunteer request or volunteering offer did not appear on the site. Why not?

A. There are a variety of reasons that volunteer requests and volunteering offers may not appear on the site. Reasons include (but are not limited to): too many similar posts already listed, volunteer request or volunteering offer has not yet been processed, volunteer request/offer does not meet guidelines, technical difficulties, volunteer request/offer seems questionable, user has been blocked from posting, space considerations, etc. Note that if your volunteer request/offer does not appear, it does not necessarily mean that your post was unacceptable. Remember that we cannot guarantee that any particular submission will appear on the site. There are a variety of reasons why a valid post may not appear. If your post does not appear, do NOT contact us and do NOT resubmit. [Note: Please note that long processing delays in this section are not unexpected.]

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Q. My post disappeared from the site even though I still need a volunteer (or I am still willing to volunteer). What should I do?

A. To keep content fresh, records may disappear at any time. For general timetable information, click here. If your post no longer appears, do NOT resubmit it. If you still wish your volunteer request/offer to appear, consider placing an inexpensive ad in a commercial section of this site (e.g. Classified Ad). Or, consider contacting your Catholic church or a good Catholic charity for assistance. Note: You may re-submit your volunteer request/offer after a suitable length of time has passed. See additional questions in this section for more information.

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Q. Someone requested my volunteer services, but indicated that they have no financial need - must I volunteer for them?

A. We do not require you to provide services for any particular individual / group / organization, etc. unless required by law. You determine the person / group / organization, etc. to volunteer for in accordance with the law. Remember that we are not a party to others' activities (including volunteer requests, volunteering offers, volunteering activities, events, contacts / correspondence, performance of volunteer services, etc.) and we do not determine who you should/should not volunteer for. The terms of all volunteer related activities are up to the individuals involved and are governed by any applicable laws. Please do not contact us regarding your choice of who to volunteer for.

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Q. Do you guarantee the quality of any volunteer's work?

A. No. We do not guarantee the quality of work of any volunteer. In fact, we caution that volunteers may perform poorly. You should carefully investigate volunteers before corresponding with them/requesting their services. We do not endorse / recommend any volunteer, volunteering offer, submitter, etc. Remember that participation in all activities (including contacts / correspondence, events, selection/use of volunteers, etc.) is at your own risk. We are not a party to your volunteering activities and we do not mediate disputes. 

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Q. I volunteered to help someone who claimed to be disabled and later found out that the individual was perfectly healthy - what should I do?

A. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that any users are who or what they claim to be. Proceed at your own risk. [Note: It might be helpful to assume that the person was disabled at the time you assisted them.] If you desire to pursue the matter further, you may contact the appropriate authorities to discuss any legal options (as applicable).

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Q. The person who is requesting/offering volunteer services wants all sorts of personal information. What should I do?

A. This should be considered a 'red flag'. If you are being asked for too much information, you should seriously consider whether or not to proceed with further volunteering activities. We strongly recommend a cautious approach regarding all personal information. You should NEVER provide your social security number, mother's maiden name, driver's license number, identification numbers, children's names, pet's name, etc. Remember also that personal information sent via e-mail may be insecure. The person asking for the information may be requesting it to see if you are really who you say you are or, the person may be attempting to acquire personal information for improper - and possibly harmful - purposes. If you are being asked for too much information, you should strongly reconsider any further participation in the volunteering activity. NEVER provide any personal information beyond what is necessary and proper. By giving any personal information, you may put yourself and your loved ones in danger. Proceed at your own risk. For additional tips and considerations, click here.

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Q. If I am requesting/offering volunteer services, should I provide my home or work address?

A. Where possible, we recommend not providing any address. If you must provide an address, you should independently research the other party before providing them with this (or any other personal) information. To help protect your personal information, we recommend using a P.O. Box rather than a street address. Even so, providing of any address (even a P.O. Box) involves risk and you may receive unwanted communications and/or be subject to other unwanted items (including personal visits, anti-Catholic literature, harassment, encounters with those who have an intent to harm or deceive, etc.), and/or others may use your information in ways unsuitable/harmful to you. If you choose to provide a home or work address, the decision of which one to provide is up to you. Before you do so, you should carefully consider whether any unwanted communications or other items are likely to be more harmful at home or at work. Remember that participation in any activities (including contacts / correspondence, events, selection/use of volunteers, providing volunteer services, etc.) may be dangerous. Proceed at your own risk. If you do not want to - or cannot afford to - take such risks, you should not participate.

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Q. Should I limit volunteering offers/requests to certain areas?

A. For safety reasons, it is wise to limit volunteering offers/requests to certain populated areas (for example, known, safe, well-lit public grounds) and not to participate in volunteering activities in residential areas or other private areas. Note that volunteering activities occurring even in populated areas involve risk. Proceed at your own risk.

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Q. If I conduct advance research, use a P.O. Box and a special e-mail account, and I don't give away any personal information, am I fully protected from the dangers which may occur with regard to volunteering activities (including contacts / correspondence, events, selection / use of volunteers, providing volunteer services, etc.)?

A. Unfortunately, no. While these are important steps to take to minimize risks, there is no guarantee that all risks will be eliminated. Unfortunately, no steps you take, no matter how diligent, can protect you from all risks related to volunteering. Remember that you agree to assume all risks, whether foreseen or not, related to all activities arising from the use of this site, without limit [including volunteer requests, volunteering offers, volunteering activities, selection/use of volunteers, providing of volunteer services, events, contacts / correspondence (with and from others), etc.], and that you agree to hold us harmless for all consequences - direct or indirect - which may occur as a result of use of this site, regardless of their nature. If you do not want to take such risks (or cannot afford to), you should not participate. Use of this site is at your own risk.

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Q. I volunteered for someone and later found out that they made a profit from my volunteer work - what should I do?

A. Remember that you did a kindness and that God knows what occurred both on your end and on the other party's end. We trust that God will both reward your good deed and hold the other party accountable if they abused your kindness. Unfortunately, however, here on earth, we cannot prevent this from occurring. We recommend that you give the other person the benefit of the doubt and offer the event up in reparation for sins. In the future, you may wish to take additional steps to prevent abuses. Remember that use of this site is at your own risk and that we do not mediate disputes. While we counsel forgiveness, the law may provide you with additional remedies if you seek to pursue the matter further. If so, you do so at your own expense. We are not a party to your dispute. 

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Q. The person requesting my volunteer assistance is seeking the help for someone else. Is that okay?

A. It may be. Third party requests may be allowable under certain conditions. For more information, click here. Note that volunteers should be especially cautious about volunteering for third parties as additional risks may be involved. Note also that we cannot guarantee that any requestor/submitter has properly followed our requirements regarding third party requests (or any other of our requirements). Remember that you agree to assume all risks, whether foreseen or not, related to all activities arising from the use of this site, without limit [including volunteering offers, volunteer requests, volunteering activities, providing of volunteer services, selection/use of volunteers, events, contacts / correspondence (with and from others), etc.], and that you agree to hold us harmless for all consequences - direct or indirect - which may occur as a result of use of this site, regardless of their nature. If you do not want to take such risks (or cannot afford to), you should not participate. Use of this site is at your own risk.

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Q. What happens if someone is caught abusing this section in any way?

A. If we know or suspect that someone is abusing this section (or this site, or users of this site, etc.) in any way, we may prohibit them from posting in any section of this site (but we are not required to). We may also publish / disseminate any information we have obtained regarding this individual/group/organization, etc. as we deem appropriate/helpful and work with law enforcement authorities for prosecution. Should we restrict your use of this site, you have no recourse (even if you are innocent). All actions taken are at our sole option and we do not need to demonstrate or prove your guilt or provide any cause whatsoever for our actions. We do not need to notify you of our actions or acknowledge your correspondence in any way. If we do not take any action [or if we take what may be deemed "inadequate" action(s)], we cannot be held responsible/liable, even if it can be shown that certain action(s) could have/would have reduced, eliminated or otherwise mitigated damages of any party. We are not required to act on or acknowledge any information / complaint / warning / request / notice, etc. regarding any individual / event / submitter / offerer / requestor / volunteer / offer / request / organization / group / activity / post / use of this site, etc. (without limitation). By using this site, you agree to all our terms.

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Q. I once volunteered for someone and now the person I volunteered for keeps asking me for additional help. What should I do?

A. We recommend that you refer the person to a good Catholic charity for further assistance.

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Q. I volunteered for someone, but I feel the person is extremely inconsiderate or ungrateful. What do you recommend?

A. In cases like this, we think it's best to reflect on times where you may have been ungrateful to God or to others. Then, offer the experience up in reparation. Remember that you did a kindness and now have an opportunity to make the good work even more pleasing to the Lord!

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Q. I responded to an offer or request in this section, but the other party is not responsive to my e-mail. What should I do?

A. First of all, remember that individuals may check their e-mail accounts infrequently (especially if they have a special account for use on a single site like this one). Also, e-mails may get lost, accidentally deleted, filtered out, etc. Or, persons may be inundated with e-mail and may not be able to respond to each one, or their e-mail address may have changed. You may wish to send a follow up e-mail. 

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Q. I requested volunteer assistance and have since received it, but I keep receiving offers to volunteer. What should I do?

A. Please be courteous and thank the generous individuals who are offering to help you. Then notify them that you have already received assistance. Remember that your post may appear on the site for any amount of time, even if volunteer assistance is no longer needed. Therefore, we recommend that you include a "final date" in the applicable field to notify users not to contact you after that date. Unfortunately, however, there is no guarantee that you will not be contacted after that time. Note that we cannot honor requests to remove posts which are no longer applicable.

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Q. Who is responsible if problems occur as a result of my use of this site? 

A. You are responsible for all problems which may occur. Use of this site is at your own risk. Click here for important information & for tips which may be helpful in mitigating some of these risks. Note that we do not mediate disputes. Also remember that you agree to assume all risks, whether foreseen or not, related to all activities, events, contacts / correspondence with others, etc. arising from use of this site (and related materials), without limit, and that you agree to hold us harmless for all consequences / damages / etc. - direct or indirect - which may occur as a result of use of this site, regardless of their nature.

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Q. Can you guarantee that the person requesting volunteers (or offering volunteer services) is who they say they are?

A. Unfortunately, no. Information about submitters / requestors / volunteers, etc. has not been verified and is not endorsed by us. We do not endorse or recommend any submitter / requestor / volunteer, etc. and cannot guarantee accuracy of any information. Users are advised to research submitters / requestors / volunteers, etc. independently before dealing with them and to use great caution when participating in any volunteer related activity (including contacts/correspondence, events, selection/use of volunteers, providing volunteer services, etc.). We are not a party to others' volunteer related activities (including volunteer requests, volunteering offers, volunteering activities, events, contacts / correspondence, selection / use of volunteers, performance of volunteer services, etc.) even if information about such activities is contained on our site (or other materials of ours), and we do not mediate disputes. Inclusion of a submitter / requestor / volunteer, etc. does not imply our endorsement. Participation in any volunteer related activities (including contacts / correspondence, events, selection/use of volunteers, providing volunteer services, etc.) is at your own risk. If you can't afford to - or don't want to - take such risks, you should not participate. 

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Q. How can I be sure that the other person really needs the services they are requesting?

A. Unfortunately, you may never be sure that a particular individual is actually in need of any particular type of assistance. Regrettably, there is always a risk that individuals who are not in need will take advantage of the generosity of others. Information about volunteer opportunities / requests, volunteering offers, submitters/requestors, volunteers/offerers, etc. which appears here has not been verified and is not endorsed by us. We do not endorse / recommend any submitter / requestor / volunteer, etc. and cannot guarantee accuracy of any information. Users are advised to research opportunities / requests / offers / groups / organizations / individuals / events / activities / submitters / requestors / volunteers, etc. independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any activity, event, etc. Inclusion of volunteer opportunities/requests, volunteering offers, individuals, events, activities, groups, organizations, submitters / requestors, volunteers, etc. does not imply our endorsement. Participation in any activities (including contacts/correspondence, events, providing volunteer services, etc.) is at your own risk. If you can't afford to or don't want to take such risks, you should not participate. Remember that we are not a party to others' activities (including volunteer requests, volunteering offers, volunteering activities, events, contacts / correspondence, selection / use of volunteers, performance of volunteer services, etc.), even if information about such activities is contained on our site (or other materials of ours), and we do not mediate disputes. 

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Q. You suggest that we independently research volunteer requests/offers, submitters, requestors, volunteers, groups, organizations, events, activities, etc. Can you help me do so?

A. No. We cannot assist in your research. Please do not contact us for any assistance with research. [Note: Also see question below  for important information.]

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Q. Are you required to notify us if you suspect (or know of) a problem or risk regarding a particular volunteer / volunteering offer, volunteer opportunity / request, submitter / requestor / offerer, group, organization, event, activity, etc.?

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Q. What options are provided here for "Arrangement Type"?

A. There are six options provided here for "Arrangement Type" (referring to the method in which a volunteer activity may be conducted): (1) "E-Mail" (for volunteer activities conducted via e-mail), (2) "Telephone" (for volunteer activities conducted via telephone), (3) "In-Person Activity" (for volunteer activities which require a volunteer's presence at a location away from their own home), (4) "Home-Based Activity" (for volunteer activities which may be conducted from the volunteer's own home), (5) "Prayer" (for prayer-based volunteer activities), and (6) "Other" (e.g. fax based volunteer activities, etc.). For details regarding a specific volunteer request/offer, contact the individual requesting/offering volunteer services. Remember that we are not a party to others' activities (including volunteer requests, volunteering offers, volunteering activities, events, contacts / correspondence, selection / use of volunteers, performance of volunteer services, etc.), and do not mediate disputes. Please do not contact us for details regarding volunteer requests/offers. Note: On the view/search pages, the "Arrangement Type"/"Preferred Arrangement Type" field may appear at the top right hand corner of each post with the notation "Type".

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