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Volunteers' Corner: Q & A, Cont.

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Volunteers' Corner: Q & A (Cont.)

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. Is it okay to exchange services here?

A. No. The Volunteers' Corner is not for the exchange of services. Note: Those who violate our policies may be banned from future posting on this site (not just this section).

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Q. Why are organization names, company names, event names, etc. prohibited here?

A. Organization names, company names, event names, etc. are prohibited here since this is not a commercial section. You are, however, free to include this information in personal correspondence (or use the commercial sections of the site where such information is allowed). Rather than include such information here, the event/activity/organization, etc. should be described in general terms. Remember that the information provided here is in summary form and does not include all details a user might be interested in. In no case should you include an organization name, company name, event name, etc. here, or the post - and all your future posts to the site (not just this section) - may be subject to auto rejection.

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Q. May I restrict who I volunteer for?

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 in accordance with the law. 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. We do not mediate disputes. Please do not contact us regarding your choice of who to volunteer for.

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Q. May I restrict who volunteers for me?

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 activities in accordance with the law. 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 opportunities 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. We do not mediate disputes. Please do not contact us regarding your selection of volunteers.

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Q. Why is pricing information prohibited here?

A. Pricing information is prohibited here as this is not a commercial section and services/items are not sold here. Instead, try the commercial sections of the site where such information is allowed. If you provide any pricing information, the post - and all your future posts to the site (not just this section) - may be subject to auto rejection. Note: For employment information, try the Classified Ads section.

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Q. What is "marketing talk" and why is it prohibited?

A. By "marketing talk", we generally mean adjectives used to describe a particular activity/event/organization/individual, etc. - for example: "greatest", "most helpful", "funest", "top organization", etc. Since this is not a commercial section, marketing talk should not be used. Please stick to the facts about the activity/event/organization/individual, etc. Note: If your post contains "marketing talk", the post - and all your future posts to the site (not just this section) - may be subject to auto rejection.

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Q. Is there any reason it would be preferable to request volunteers (or offer volunteer services) here rather than through a local or national charity/agency?

A. There are many fine volunteering organizations that might be superb for requesting volunteers / offering volunteer services and we would not want to discourage you from using the services of any appropriate organization. Although this site does not specialize in placing volunteers, we consider this section a valuable resource for assisting with volunteering needs. We think you will enjoy our "personal, friendly, community atmosphere" which may allow you to directly help others who need your assistance as well as to directly contact those willing to help. You may find that our format is easy to use and helps direct your energies even to those in need who might not otherwise be able to find assistance. Since we don't employ a complicated registration process, even the 'little guy' may obtain the help he needs by using this section. Note, however, that there are additional risks involved in participation here that might not be present with organizations dedicated to volunteering. Proceed at your own risk.

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Q. Are all volunteers / volunteer opportunities listed here Catholic?

A. No, this section is not restricted to Catholics. (Why?) However, there are some restrictions on non-Catholics (e.g. non-Catholics should not request/offer assistance with any religious activities, non-Catholic "churches" and religious organizations should not request volunteers, etc.). Note: We may restrict participation in this section by non-Catholics at our sole option.

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Q. Are non-Catholics allowed to post here? Are there any restrictions on non-Catholics?

A. Yes, non-Catholics are allowed to post and respond to posts in the Volunteers' Corner. (Why?) However, there are some restrictions on non-Catholics (e.g. non-Catholics should not request/offer assistance with any religious activities, non-Catholic "churches" and religious organizations should not request volunteers, etc.). Note: We may restrict participation in this section by non-Catholics at our sole option.

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Q. May I volunteer for a non-Catholic here?

A. The terms of volunteering are up to the individuals involved and are governed by any applicable laws. We do not prohibit you from volunteering for non-Catholics (although you should be aware that there may be a risk to faith should you volunteer for some non-Catholics). Reminder: Catholics should not volunteer for non-Catholic religious activities or non-Catholic religious organizations. 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. Proceed at your own risk. Note: We may restrict participation in this section by non-Catholics at our sole option.

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Q. What if a volunteer or an individual requesting volunteers is anti-Catholic?

A. It may be wise to limit volunteering to those who are not anti-Catholic (in accordance with the law).

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Q. How often may I request volunteer assistance for the same activity?

A. Do not request volunteer assistance for the same activity more than once in any three month period.

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Q. How often may I offer my volunteer services for the same activity?  

A. Do not offer volunteer assistance for the same activity more than once in any three month period.

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Q. Who may request/receive/offer/provide volunteer assistance here?

A. To request/receive/offer/provide volunteer assistance, you must be a legal-aged adult (no minors) based in the U.S.A. who is able to request/receive/offer/provide assistance lawfully, and you must meet all our terms/requirements (click here for more information). Other restrictions may apply. All volunteering offers / requests, contacts / correspondence, events, activities, etc. are subject to any applicable laws. Note: If you violate our policies, you may be banned from future posting on this site (not just this section) and/or we may take other action(s) at our sole discretion, including notification of law enforcement authorities and/or other legal action(s).

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Q. May I request volunteers for my business?

A. You may not request volunteers for your business if the goal of the volunteer request is to sell/promote any product / service / website / event / business / organization, etc., or to make a profit, or to solicit business, or to solicit funds, or to market your organization or its products/services, or to replace or avoid hiring employees, or for any type of "marketing gimmick". If your volunteering activity is genuinely charitably minded, it may be allowable to request volunteers. It may also be acceptable for very small businesses which are having difficulty making ends meet to request volunteer assistance on a very limited basis according to all the terms of this section provided that they meet the criteria above (volunteers may not sell/promote products/services, solicit funds, market your organization, etc.). For example, it may be acceptable for a "mom and pop" store facing bankruptcy/closure to request a few hours of volunteer assistance to put pricing stickers on merchandise, sweep floors, straighten up, etc., but not to request volunteer assistance to sell or market its products. Please note, however, that we do not guarantee that any post will appear on this site.

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Q. Is there any guarantee that I will receive the volunteer assistance that I am requesting?

A. No, there is no guarantee. Even if a volunteering offer exists on the site, the submitter may cancel their offer or may already be assisting another individual before they receive your request. Or, the submitter may place restrictions on their offer. In fact, there are a number of other reasons why you may not receive volunteer assistance.

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Q. I am concerned that an individual requesting or offering volunteer assistance (or providing requested assistance or requesting offered assistance) may just be attempting to gather information about me or my family. Is this possible?

A. Unfortunately, this is possible. Unscrupulous individuals may post here (or respond to posts) for the sole purpose of gathering information. They may or may not be who they say, and they may or may not live up to what they promise. They may be attempting to collect information for marketing or other purposes. They may be planning to take advantage of or harm individuals in various ways. In consideration of this, we highly recommend that you use extreme caution with regard to this section. We suggest that you use a special e-mail account exclusively for use on this site (e.g. one that you could easily abandon/change should a problem arise) and that you use a P.O. Box to help protect your private information and that you pay any expense reimbursements (where applicable) by a private money order. We strongly advise you to protect all personal information and warn you not to give out any personal facts/details, etc. Remember that use of this site is at your own risk. You have no recourse to us for any damages which may occur as a result of use of this site. (Refer also to other questions in this section and to the volunteering section tips for additional considerations and tips.) 

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Q. If I am handicapped (or ill or elderly, etc.) and I respond to an offer which lists "disabled" (or infirm or elderly, etc.) as the preferred recipient of the volunteer services, am I not automatically providing the other party with personal information about myself? Should I respond to such offers?

A. If you are handicapped and you respond to volunteering offers targeted to the disabled, you would be automatically notifying the other party that you are disabled in some way. (This also would apply to other targeted offers, i.e. elderly, infirm, etc.) Do so at your own risk. We recommend extreme caution regarding the release of any personal information. It may be wise to respond only to offers that do not specify a preferred recipient.

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Q. If I am handicapped (or ill or elderly, etc.) and I indicate that the person who will benefit most from a volunteer request is "disabled" (or infirm or elderly, etc.), am I not automatically providing the other party with personal information about myself? Should I provide such information?

A. If you are handicapped and you indicate that your volunteer request will benefit the disabled, you would be automatically notifying the other party that you are disabled in some way. (This also would apply to other classifications, i.e. elderly, infirm, etc.) Do so at your own risk. We recommend extreme caution regarding the release of any personal information. You should consider selecting "N/A" rather than providing this information.

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Q. Do you verify volunteer requests or volunteering offers?

A. We may occasionally verify some details regarding volunteer offers/requests at our sole option (but we are not required to do so). This may or may not occur on a random basis. If you do not respond to our verification on a timely basis, the post - and all your future posts to this site - may be automatically rejected. [Note that if we do verify details regarding your volunteer request or volunteer offer, we will not ask for personal information.] Users of this site, however, should assume that no details regarding volunteer offers/requests have been verified.

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Q. I am unclear about your terms regarding volunteer(ing) activities / volunteer(ing) related activities / volunteer(ing) arrangements / volunteer(ing) offers / volunteer(ing) requests / volunteer(ing) opportunities / volunteer(ing) situations, etc. What do they include?

A. When we state terms such as (but not limited to): "we are not a party to your volunteer related activities and we do not mediate disputes..You are solely responsible for all consequences of your volunteer related activities", the term "volunteer related activities" (or "volunteering related activities" or "volunteer related activity" or "others' activities", or "activities", etc.) refers to any activity / event / correspondence / contact, etc. conducted in connection with use of this section (including any related materials), regardless of the initiating party. It includes posting an offer or request, contacts / corresponding about an offer or request - or any other contact / correspondence / communication - including all contacts / dealings of any sort between any parties, performing volunteer work, utilizing the services of volunteers, providing / receiving expense reimbursements, follow up work, and any other activity / action (or non-action) / occurrence / contact / correspondence / outcome / consequence, etc. which occurs as a (direct or indirect) result of use of this section (or related materials), whether incidental or not, whether related to volunteering duties or not, without limit. Note that terms such as "your volunteer related activities", "your volunteering related activities", "others' volunteer related activities", "activities", etc. are broad terms which (generally) include all actions (and non-actions) of yourself and of others. For example, the term "your volunteer related activities" (e.g. "You are solely responsible for all consequences of your volunteer related activities") does include the actions and non-actions of others (e.g. their volunteering for you, their contacting you, their selecting of you to volunteer for them, etc., and all other actions / non-actions / contacts / correspondence, etc. of any party, without limit). The following terms may be used interchangeably (or as much so as deemed applicable by us): volunteer activities, volunteering activities, volunteer related activities, volunteering related activities, activities, volunteer arrangements, volunteering arrangements, volunteer situations, volunteering situations, etc. The above terms apply regardless of who initiates the contact, and they apply whether use of the site involves posting an offer/request or responding to a post (whether or not any volunteer services are ever provided / received), and they apply to any other use of the site (or related materials). The following terms may also be used in a similar manner (and interchangeably): offers, volunteer offers, volunteering offers, etc. & request, volunteer requests, volunteering requests, opportunity, volunteer opportunity, volunteering opportunity, etc. The terms "offers", "volunteering offers", "volunteer offers", etc. are broad terms which refer to all actions (including any post / response, correspondence, etc.) and non-actions connected in any way, without limit, to any volunteer request / opportunity (whether or not any volunteer services are offered / completed), and to all actions (including any post / response, correspondence, etc.) and non-actions, without limit, which may include an offer to volunteer (e.g. submitting a "volunteer offer" post, etc.), whether or not any volunteer services are actually offered / completed - and regardless of the nature of any post / response / correspondence, etc. (e.g. they apply even to any "fake" / "pretend", blank, etc. posts / responses / correspondence, etc.). The terms "request", "volunteer request", "opportunity", "volunteer opportunity", etc. are broad terms which refer to all actions (including any post / response, correspondence, etc.) and non-actions connected in any way, without limit, to any volunteer offer (whether or not any volunteer services are requested / received), and to all actions (including any post / response, correspondence, etc.) and non-actions, without limit, which may include a request for volunteer(s) [e.g. submitting a "volunteer opportunity" post (also called a "volunteer request" post), etc.], whether or not any volunteer services are actually requested / received - and regardless of the nature of any post / response / correspondence, etc. (e.g. they apply even to any "fake" / "pretend", blank, etc. posts / responses / correspondence, etc.). Note also that the terms "offer", "volunteer offers", "volunteering offers", etc. may include the submitter / volunteer / offerer (and anything else in any way connected with/to the offer / offerer / submitter / volunteer, without limit - including, but not limited to, activities, events, follow up, performance of volunteer work, correspondence / contacts, etc.) and the terms "opportunity", "volunteer opportunity", "volunteering opportunity", "request", "volunteer request", "volunteering request", etc. may include the submitter / requestor (and anything else in any way connected with/to the request / requestor / submitter, without limit - including, but not limited to, activities, events, selection / use of volunteers, follow up, correspondence / contacts, etc.). Also note that the term "contacts" may be used for convenience to refer to all forms of contact / correspondence / communication / dealings with others, etc. in any form - regarding any matter, regardless of the initiating party. Also note that we may list various related terms (e.g. "volunteer related activity", "activity", "event", etc.) together in a single sentence even though one or more of the terms may include the other terms (e.g. "volunteer related activities" includes "activities" and "events"). Listing such terms individually does not imply that they refer to separate and distinct items. Also, note that some items may be synonyms (e.g. offerer / volunteer, volunteer / potential volunteer, request / opportunity, providing of volunteer work / performance of volunteer work, etc.), yet each may be listed separately on occasion. This does not necessarily mean that such terms are different, but they may both be listed to make a particular point even more clear for the reader. Note: For more information regarding the terms "Submitter", "requestor", "volunteer", etc., click here. For information regarding "third party requests", click here.

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Q. I once requested volunteers (or offered volunteer services), and now I receive a lot of anti-Catholic e-mail. What should I do?

A. Unfortunately, this may occur. We strongly recommend that you use a special e-mail account exclusively for use on this site (e.g. one that you could easily abandon/change should a problem arise). We further recommend applying a filter to your e-mail so that you may avoid viewing offensive e-mail. You may consider reporting incidents as applicable to law enforcement authorities. You should also keep in mind Our Lord's words: "Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you (falsely) because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven" (See MT 5:11-12). And also, "I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father" (See MT 5:44-45).

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Q. I want to volunteer for numerous activities. How many activities may I volunteer for?

A. We recommend that you volunteer for only one activity at a time (to help minimize your risk). However, you may volunteer for as many activities as you want [posts are limited to the maximum number permitted in this section (you may combine various related activities on one post as applicable)]. Click here for additional assistance regarding the number of posts allowed in this section. 

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Q. I need volunteers for a variety of activities. How many volunteers may I request?

A. We recommend that you request one volunteer at a time (to help minimize your risk). However, you may request as many volunteers as you want [posts are limited to the maximum number permitted in this section (you may combine various related activities on one post as applicable)]. Click here for additional assistance regarding the number of posts allowed in this section.

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Q. Do you notify us of any legal requirements relating to volunteering?

A. No. Users are entirely responsible for ascertaining information on and following all legal requirements (including tax regulations, safety regulations, insurance regulations, etc.) related to any volunteer related activities, events, etc. (including all volunteering offers, volunteer requests, correspondence, selection/use of volunteers, performance of volunteer activities, etc.). Note that requirements may vary depending upon submitter / requestor / volunteer's location, nature of activities being conducted, etc. We do not provide any legal information or advice. Please do not contact us for any legal information or advice.

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Q. I am requesting or offering volunteer services and the other party is being unreasonable. Can you help?

A. No. We are not a party to your volunteering activities. We do not get involved in your dealings with others or mediate disputes. Participation is at your own risk. Please do not contact us regarding problems with the other party.

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Q. I am requesting or offering volunteer services and the other party didn't do what they promised. Can you help?

A. No. We are not a party to your volunteering activities. We do not get involved in your dealings with others or mediate disputes. Participation is at your own risk. Please do not contact us regarding problems with the other party.

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Q. I am requesting or offering volunteer services and the other party is not responding to my e-mail. Can you help?

A. No. We are not a party to your volunteering activities. We do not get involved in your dealings with others or mediate disputes. Participation is at your own risk. Please do not contact us regarding problems with the other party.

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Q. What does it mean that Catholic or traditional Catholic posts may receive preference?

A. This means that we may give preference to volunteer requests/offers for Catholic activities (especially traditional Catholic ones). For example, a volunteer request/offer related to rosary making may receive preference over, say, a volunteer request/offer related to toy making. This may especially occur, for example, if we are restricting the number of records or if we are behind in processing (or for any other reason).

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Q. Can I participate in this section without including my e-mail address?

A. If you request or offer volunteer services, an e-mail address will be required in order to contact you regarding availability, terms, etc. Please note that, for your protection, we recommend a cautious approach to providing e-mail information and we generally recommend that you obtain a special e-mail account for use on this site. For additional considerations regarding the risks of providing e-mail addresses, click here. If you do not wish to include your e-mail address, you will be unable to participate in this section. 

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Q. I know that providing my e-mail address involves risk. What do you suggest to minimize these risks?

A. We recommend that you use a special e-mail account exclusively for use on this site (e.g. one that you could easily abandon/change should a problem arise). For additional considerations and tips, click here

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Q. I have been contacted about my offer or request, how should I respond?

A. We recommend that you respond courteously and quickly, and with due caution. Remember that we are not a party to your volunteering activities and do not get involved in your dealings with others or mediate disputes. Please do not contact us regarding your responses to others (or their responses to you).

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Q. I received too many responses regarding my volunteer request or volunteering offer - what should I do?

A. Please be courteous and, as possible, attempt to respond to all appropriate incoming messages. It may be helpful to create a standard message to save time. Remember that posts may appear on the site for any amount of time, even if the volunteer request/offer is no longer applicable. 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 am willing to pay for volunteer services. May I request them here?

A. No! Services are not for sale here. If you wish to pay for services, consider placing an inexpensive ad in a commercial section of this site (e.g. an "Employment" ad in the Classifieds section). Note that if you violate our policies (i.e. by attempting to purchase services here), all your future posts to this site - not just this section - may be subject to auto rejection.

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Q. I want to be paid for my services. May I offer them here?

A. No! Services are not for sale here. If you wish to sell services, consider placing an inexpensive ad in a commercial section of this site (e.g. a "Wanted" ad / "Catholic Services" ad / "Other Services" ad, etc. in the Classifieds section). Note that if you violate our policies (i.e. by attempting to sell services here), all your future posts to this site - not just this section - may be subject to auto rejection.

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Q. What if I change my mind and don't want a particular person to volunteer after I've seen him/her?

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 opportunities 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, performance of volunteer services, 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. Note that if you choose to dismiss a volunteer after seeing him/her, there should be a legitimate reason (i.e. inebriated, offensive behavior, etc.). Do not engage in any unlawful discrimination (or other inappropriate behavior/actions). You should also be certain that a dismissed volunteer doesn't harm you - or others - or cause any other negative consequence, and that the dismissal will not put the volunteer (or others) in unsafe circumstances (e.g. driving while intoxicated). Note: Contact law enforcement for assistance as applicable.

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Q. What if I change my mind about volunteering after I learn more regarding a particular volunteer opportunity?

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. If you choose not to volunteer for a particular event / individual / group / organization, etc., you should notify the other party in a timely manner. Please do not contact us regarding your choice of who to volunteer for. Note: If you commit to a volunteer opportunity and, after seeing it, wish to change your mind, you should have a suitable reason (i.e. seems dangerous, don't feel you can complete the work, opportunity not as described, etc.). Do not engage in any unlawful discrimination.

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Q. What if I was turned down to volunteer?

A. We do not require any submitter/requestor to utilize the services of any particular individual unless required by law. They are free to determine the person(s) to participate in volunteer opportunities in accordance with the law. They should not, however, engage in any unlawful discrimination. Remember that we are not a party to others' activities (including volunteering offers, volunteer requests, volunteering activities, events, contacts / correspondence, selection / use of volunteers, etc.) and we do not mediate disputes. The terms of all volunteer related activities are up to the individuals involved and are governed by any applicable laws. If you feel you were unlawfully discriminated against, you may attempt to work it out with the other party. As applicable, you may contact appropriate authorities for assistance.

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Q. I feel I was discriminated against. What should I do?

A. If you feel you were unlawfully discriminated against, you may attempt to work it out with the other party. As applicable, you may contact appropriate authorities for assistance. Remember that we are not a party to others' activities (including volunteering offers, volunteer requests, volunteering activities, events, contacts / correspondence, selection / use of volunteers, etc.) and do not mediate disputes.

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Q. What if I need help with a will or other legal matter?

A. Volunteer requests/offers related to legal matters are prohibited in this section. Do not request or offer volunteer assistance with wills or any other legal matter here! Note: For assistance with legal matters, try the commercial sections of this site. (Remember, however, that we do not endorse/recommend the services of any individual / organization / group, etc., even if their advertisement appears on this site.)

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Q. What if I need help with financial planning or with another financial matter?

A. Volunteer requests/offers related to financial matters are prohibited in this section. Do not request or offer volunteer assistance with financial planning or any other financial matter here! Note: For assistance with financial matters, try the commercial sections of this site. (Remember, however, that we do not endorse/recommend the services of any individual / organization / group, etc., even if their advertisement appears on this site.)

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Q. What if I need medical care or advice?

A. Volunteer requests/offers related to medical matters are prohibited in this section. Do not request or offer volunteer assistance with medical care, medical advice, any other medical matter here! Note: For assistance with medical care, medical advice, or other medical matters, try the commercial sections of this site. (Remember, however, that we do not endorse/recommend the services of any individual / organization / group, etc., even if their advertisement appears on this site.)

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Q. May I request a babysitter or assistance with childcare here?

A. No. Volunteer requests/offers related to childcare/babysitting are prohibited in this section. Do not request or offer volunteer assistance with childcare/babysitting here! Note: For assistance with childcare/babysitting, try the commercial sections of this site. (Remember, however, that we do not endorse/recommend the services of any individual / organization / group, etc., even if their advertisement appears on this site.)

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Q. May I request assistance with my political campaign here?

A. No. Volunteer requests/offers related to political campaigns are prohibited in this section. Do not request or offer volunteer assistance with political matters here! Note: For assistance with political matters, try the commercial sections of this site (if applicable). (Remember, however, that we do not endorse/recommend the services of any individual / organization / group, etc., even if their advertisement appears on this site.)

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Q. May I offer to help (or request help) with personal shopping here?

A. No. You may not offer to help with (or request help with) personal shopping here. Remember that information provided here is not verified and those posting here have not been screened/evaluated. For assistance with (or to help with) personal shopping, you should consider contacting an appropriate agency/organization, etc. that specializes in such matters and who may screen/insure/bond, etc. individuals who shop for others and who may be willing to take responsibility for them.

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Q. What if I am asked to participate in a prohibited activity (i.e. babysitting, medical/financial/legal/political, etc. activities, personal shopping, etc.)?

A. If you are asked to participate in a prohibited activity (i.e. babysitting, medical/financial/legal/political, etc. activities, personal shopping, etc.), you should refuse. You may notify the other party that it is a violation of our terms to request assistance with such activities. Remember that those who violate our policies (e.g. by requesting assistance with prohibited activities or providing assistance with prohibited activities) may be banned from future posting on this site (not just this section).

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Q. Who is responsible for transportation to an event/activity/etc. - the volunteer or the requestor/submitter?

A. Each party is responsible for their own transportation. Note that each party should be certain that they have suitable transportation even if the event/activity, etc. ends early, is cancelled, etc.

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Q. What is "safest" method of volunteering?

A. Although we cannot guarantee that any volunteer activity is "safe", the safest opportunity types (after prayer) may be telephone or e-mail. However, even telephone and e-mail opportunities may not be 100% safe (e.g. you may receive unwanted calls, viruses, unwanted e-mails, etc., others may use your e-mail address/phone number to obtain personal details, etc.).

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Q. May I pay to include my post here?

A. No! If you wish to pay to include your post, consider an inexpensive ad in a commercial section of this site.

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Q. Who may request volunteers here?

A. Qualified individuals / organizations, etc. may request volunteers here if they have a suitable relationship to the person / organization, etc. who is to benefit from the volunteer work (e.g. family member, owner of the organization, etc.) and if they meet all our terms/requirements (click here for more information). For more requirements & additional information regarding third party requests, click here. To request / receive volunteer assistance, you must be a legal-aged adult (no minors) based in the U.S.A. who is able to request/receive assistance lawfully. Other restrictions may apply. All volunteering opportunities / requests, offers, events, activities, contacts / correspondence, etc. are subject to any applicable laws. Note: If you violate our policies, you may be banned from future posting on this site (not just this section) and/or we may take other action(s) at our sole discretion, including notification of law enforcement authorities and/or other legal action(s).

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Q. What does "Preferred Arrangement Type" mean?

A. "Preferred Arrangement Type" refers to the preferred method for conducting a volunteer activity (e.g. e-mail, telephone, prayer, etc.). For assistance with the "Preferred Arrangement Type" options, click here.

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Q. What does the Arrangement Type "E-Mail" mean?

A. The Arrangement Type "E-Mail" refers to volunteer activities conducted via e-mail.

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Q. What does the Arrangement Type "Telephone" mean?

A. The Arrangement Type "Telephone" refers to volunteer activities conducted via telephone.

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Q. What does "In-Person Activity" mean?

A. The Arrangement Type "In-Person Activity" refers to volunteer activities which require a volunteer's presence at a location away from their own home.

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Q. What does "Home-Based Activity" mean?

A. The Arrangement Type "Home-Based Activity" refers to volunteer activities which may be conducted from the volunteer's own home.

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Q. What does the Arrangement Type "Prayer" mean?

A. The Arrangement Type "Prayer" refers to volunteer activities consisting of prayer.

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Q. What does the Arrangement Type "Other" mean?

A. The Arrangement Type "Other" refers to volunteer activities other than telephone, e-mail, prayer, etc. (e.g. faxed based volunteer activities). It may also refer to volunteer opportunities which include multiple activity types (e.g. telephone and e-mail).

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Q. Under the "Arrangement Type" (or "Preferred Arrangement Type") field, there is no option for mail-based activities. Do you permit mail-based activities?

A. No. Mail-based volunteer opportunities/offers are prohibited in this section. Do not request or offer volunteer assistance for any mail-based activity here!

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Q. What does "Preferred Beneficiary" or "Primary Beneficiary" mean?

A. As used in this section, these terms do NOT refer to wills, insurance, financial matters, legal matters, etc.! The term "Preferred Beneficiary" refers to the preferred recipient of volunteer services (e.g. who a volunteer wants to benefit most from his/her volunteer services - i.e. elderly, infirm, etc.). Note: On the site, the "Preferred Beneficiary" field may appear as "Desire to Benefit...". The term "Primary Beneficiary" refers to the individual/group, etc. reported to most benefit from volunteer activities (i.e. elderly, infirm, etc.). Note: On the site, the "Primary Beneficiary" field may appear as "Primarily Benefits...".

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Q. What does "Preferred Organization Type" mean?

A. The term "Preferred Organization Type" refers to who a volunteer most prefers to work for (e.g. a Catholic charity, an individual, a library, etc.).

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Q. What is the difference between the "Preferred Beneficiary" and the "Preferred Organization Type"?

A. The term "Preferred Beneficiary" refers to the preferred recipient of volunteer services (e.g. who a volunteer wants to benefit most from his/her volunteer services - i.e. elderly, infirm, etc.), whereas the term "Preferred Organization Type" refers to who a volunteer most prefers to work for (e.g. Catholic charity, individual, library, etc.). For example, a volunteer may work for a Catholic charity ("Preferred Organization Type") to help the elderly ("Preferred Beneficiary").

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Q. I am uncomfortable about receiving help from strangers. What should I do?

A. You are absolutely right to be uncomfortable about receiving help from strangers. In fact, we recommend that many individuals do not participate in this section for just this reason. For those who do participate, you may limit your participation to activities, events, etc. that you are comfortable about (perhaps praying?). Remember, however, that all volunteer related activities (including contacts / correspondence, volunteering offers / opportunities / requests, events, activities, 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. What is the difference between prayer activities here and in the "Prayer Requests" section of this site?

A. The Prayer Requests section is specifically designed for individuals to request prayers from others. Prayer requests there are searchable by category, may be more anonymous, do not require follow up or time commitments, and may appear more quickly on the site. They are more likely to be "one time only" prayer requests. In contrast, prayer based activities in the Volunteers' Corner may be geared towards ongoing prayer activities in which volunteers commit to devoting a specific amount of time to prayer. They are more likely to experience long delays before appearing on the site, may require follow up, and may not be anonymous.

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Q. Is it acceptable to trade volunteer services for free admission to an event?

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). 

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Q. Do you screen volunteers / volunteer opportunities / volunteer requests / volunteer offers / submitters / requestors / offerers, etc.?

A. No. Information regarding volunteers / volunteer opportunities / volunteer requests / volunteering offers / submitters / requestors / offerers, 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, volunteer opportunity, volunteer request, volunteering offer, event, activity, individual, group, organization, submitter / requestor / offerer, 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). We have not evaluated the volunteer opportunities/requests, volunteer offers, events, etc. or those who list them and are not responsible for doing so. Inclusion of volunteer opportunities / requests, volunteering offers, individuals, groups, organizations, events, activities, submitters / requestors / volunteers, 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, performance of 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 leave volunteer(s) alone while they are performing volunteer duties?

A. Considering that volunteers have not been screened/evaluated by us - and are not recommended by us - and that they may present a great risk to the submitter/requestor who may be held liable for their activities, they should be adequately supervised (especially where children / elderly / infirm / weak, etc. persons are present). Remember that information regarding volunteering offers / volunteer opportunities / volunteer requests / submitters / requestors / volunteers, 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, volunteering offer, volunteer opportunity, event, activity, individual, group, organization, etc. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information. We advise users to research offers / opportunities / requests / 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' 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. Users are cautioned that events / activities / groups / organizations / individuals / submitters / requestors / volunteers, etc. may be harmful/dangerous. You are solely responsible for all consequences of your volunteer related activities (including volunteer requests, volunteering offers, volunteering activities, events, contacts / correspondence, selection / use of volunteers, performance of volunteer services, etc.) Use of this site is at your own risk.

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Q. What if a volunteer leaves their work half finished and never returns?

A. Unfortunately, this may occur. Remember that all volunteer related activities involve risk. Should you experience such problems, you may attempt to work them out with the volunteer. As applicable, you may seek 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. What if a volunteer/requestor/submitter, etc. keeps engaging in unwanted communications (including e-mail, personal visits, phone calls, etc.)?

A. Unfortunately, this may occur. Remember that all volunteer related activities involve risk. Should you experience such problems, you may attempt to work them out with the other party. As applicable, you may contact 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, etc.), and do not mediate disputes. You are solely responsible for all consequences of your volunteer related activities.

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Q. What if a volunteer (or requestor or submitter) is an illegal alien?

A. You should not utilize the services of volunteers who are illegal aliens or volunteer for illegal aliens. You should contact the appropriate authorities to determine your legal obligations with regard to illegal aliens.

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Q. What if I am asked to volunteer for an organization that is not my "preferred" type?

A. If you are contacted to volunteer for an organization / group / individual, etc. other than your "Preferred Organization Type", you may choose whether or not to offer your volunteer services. We do not require you to provide services for any particular individual/organization/group, etc. unless required by law. You determine the person/organization/group, etc. to volunteer for in accordance with the law. When making your decision, be sure that you do not engage in any unlawful discrimination. 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. What if the other party sues me/my organization/my group, etc.?

A. Unfortunately, this may occur. Remember that all volunteer related activities involve risk. If you are sued by the other party, you should consult appropriate, qualified, and competent professional(s) for assistance. 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 we do not mediate disputes or get involved in your legal matters. You are solely responsible for all consequences of your volunteer related activities.

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Q. What happens if I'm accused of damage/discrimination/a crime, etc. in connection with my volunteer related activities?

A. Unfortunately, this may occur. Remember that all volunteer related activities involve risk. If you are accused of such acts by the other party, you should consult appropriate, qualified, and competent professional(s) for assistance. 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 we do not mediate disputes or get involved in your legal matters. You are solely responsible for all consequences of your volunteer related activities.

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Q. Is it acceptable to compensate volunteers in any way?

A. No! Services are not for sale here. If you wish to pay for services, consider placing an inexpensive ad in a commercial section of this site (e.g. an "Employment" ad in the Classifieds section). Note that if you violate our policies (i.e. by attempting to purchase services/compensate volunteers), all your future posts to this site - not just this section - may be subject to auto rejection. Note: You may reimburse volunteers for actual expenses incurred in connection with their volunteering (i.e. parking, tolls, etc.), but volunteers should not receive any other remuneration (e.g. bonuses, incentives, wages, etc.). All expense reimbursement arrangements should be specific, detailed, and agreed to in advance by all applicable parties. See additional questions in this section for more information.

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Q. May I receive any form of compensation for my volunteer work?

A. No! Services are not for sale here. If you wish to sell services, consider placing an inexpensive ad in a commercial section of this site (e.g. a "Wanted" ad / "Catholic Services" ad / "Other Services" ad, etc. in the Classifieds section). Note that if you violate our policies (i.e. by attempting to sell services here), all your future posts to this site - not just this section - may be subject to auto rejection. Note: Volunteers may be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred in connection with their volunteering (i.e. parking, tolls, etc.), but volunteers should not receive any other remuneration (e.g. bonuses, incentives, wages, etc.). All expense reimbursement arrangements should be specific, detailed, and agreed to in advance by all applicable parties. See additional questions in this section for more information.

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Q. What if a volunteer (or requestor or submitter) tries to sell me something?

A. You should not purchase anything from a volunteer (or a requestor or a submitter). As appropriate, you may notify the person attempting to sell you something that they are violating the terms of this section by attempting to profit from volunteer related activities. Note that those who violate our policies may be banned from future posting on this site (not just this section).

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Q. What if someone responds to my volunteer request but wants to be paid (or makes an offer to perform the services for pay)?

A. You should not agree to pay anyone who contacts you regarding your volunteer request. You may notify the person attempting to sell their services that it is a violation of our terms to attempt to sell their services. Note that those who violate our policies (e.g. by paying for services in connection with a volunteer request or by soliciting pay in connection with a volunteer request, etc.) may be banned from future posting on this site (not just this section).

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Q. What if a volunteer wants pay or other benefits in exchange for their services?

A. You should not agree to compensate anyone - in any fashion - in connection with a volunteer request. You may notify the person attempting to sell their services that it is a violation of our terms to attempt to sell their services. Note that those who violate our policies (e.g. by paying for services in connection with a volunteer request or by soliciting pay or other benefits in connection with a volunteer request, etc.) may be banned from future posting on this site (not just this section).

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Q. Can I volunteer (or accept volunteers) on a trial basis before hire?

A. No! Such activities are 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.) Do not promise - or even consider - employment or other benefits in connection with volunteer services. 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. What if an activity / event / submitter / requestor / offerer, etc. differs from its description?

A. We regret that this may occur and remind you that use of this site involves various risks. Information regarding volunteer requests / volunteering offers / submitters / requestors / offerers / events / activities, etc. appearing on the site is provided by users, has not been verified, is subject to change, is not comprehensive, may be subjective/inaccurate, and is not endorsed by or guaranteed by us. As indicated, we advise users to research opportunities / requests / offers / 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. Should you experience problems, you may attempt to work them out with the other party. Or, as applicable, you may seek legal remedies. Remember that we are not a party to your volunteer related activities and do not mediate disputes. You are solely responsible for all consequences of your volunteer related activities (including volunteer requests, volunteering offers, volunteering activities, events, contacts / correspondence, selection / use of volunteers, performance of volunteer services, etc.). Use of this site is at your own risk.

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Q. What if a volunteer misrepresents/lies about their qualifications/experience?

A. We regret that this may occur and remind you that use of this site involves various risks. Information appearing on the site is provided by users, has not been verified, is subject to change, is not comprehensive, may be subjective/inaccurate, and is not endorsed by or guaranteed by us. As indicated, we advise users to research offers / individuals / submitters / volunteers, etc. independently before requesting volunteer assistance and to use great caution when participating in any volunteering activity, event, etc. If there is a problem, you may attempt to work it out with the volunteer. Or, as applicable, you may seek legal remedies. Remember that we are not a party to your volunteer related activities and do not mediate disputes. You are solely responsible for all consequences of your volunteer related activities. Use of this site is at your own risk.

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Q. What if my volunteer work doesn't benefit who I wanted it to or who I was told it would?

A. We regret that this may occur and remind you that use of this site involves various risks. Information regarding volunteer requests (and volunteering offers) appearing on the site is provided by users, has not been verified, is subject to change, is not comprehensive, may be subjective/inaccurate, and is not endorsed by or guaranteed by us. As indicated, we advise users 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. If there is a problem, you may attempt to work it out with the other party. Or, as applicable, you may seek legal remedies. Remember that we are not a party to your volunteer related activities and do not mediate disputes. You are solely responsible for all consequences of your volunteer related activities (including volunteer requests, volunteering offers, volunteering activities, events, contacts / correspondence, performance of volunteer services, etc.). Use of this site is at your own risk.

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Q. What if I am asked to perform duties other than what I agreed to?

A. If you are asked to perform duties other than what you agreed to, you may notify the other party that they should not ask you to perform any duties other that what you agreed to. Remember that the terms of volunteering are up to the individuals involved and are governed by any applicable laws. We are not a party to your volunteer related activities and we do not get involved in your dealings with others or mediate disputes. Participation in any activities (including contacts / correspondence, events, providing volunteer services, etc.) is at your own risk.

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Q. What if I agreed to an e-mail opportunity but now I am asked to also make phone calls?

A. If you are asked to perform duties other than what you agreed to, you may notify the other party that they should not ask you to perform any duties other that what you agreed to. Remember that the terms of volunteering are up to the individuals involved and are governed by any applicable laws. We are not a party to your volunteer related activities and we do not get involved in your dealings with others or mediate disputes. Participation in any activities (including contacts / correspondence, events, providing volunteer services, etc.) is at your own risk.

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Q. What if the other party wants more of my time than I said I had available or was willing to work?

A. If you are asked to volunteer for more time that you offered/agreed to, you may notify the other party that they should not ask you to exceed the time you originally offered/agreed to. Remember that the terms of volunteering are up to the individuals involved and are governed by any applicable laws. We are not a party to your volunteer related activities and we do not get involved in your dealings with others or mediate disputes. Participation in any activities (including contacts / correspondence, events, providing volunteer services, etc.) is at your own risk.

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Q. What if I am asked to do something questionable while volunteering?

A. You should not agree to participate in questionable activities. Remember that the terms of volunteering are up to the individuals involved and are governed by any applicable laws.  

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Q. What if I don't like the working conditions of a volunteer opportunity?

A. You should not volunteer in/for any risky / hazardous / unsafe / dangerous / unlawful / immoral, etc. environment/activity, etc. Remember that the terms of volunteering are up to the individuals involved and are governed by any applicable laws. Remember also that we are not a party to your volunteer related activities and we do not mediate disputes. Participation in any activities (including contacts/correspondence, events, providing volunteer services, etc.) is at your own risk.

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Q. What if a volunteer activity is longer/shorter than first indicated?

A. Unfortunately, this may occur. Remember that information regarding volunteer requests / volunteering offers / submitters / requestors / offerers / activities / events, etc. appearing on the site is provided by users, has not been verified, is subject to change, is not comprehensive, may be subjective/inaccurate, and is not endorsed by or guaranteed by us. As indicated, we advise users 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. Remember also that the terms of volunteering are up to the individuals involved and are governed by any applicable laws. We are not a party to your volunteer related activities and 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.

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Q. What if a volunteer hurts someone or otherwise causes harm/injury/death?

A. We regret that such unfortunate incidents can occur and remind you that use of this site involves various risks. Information appearing on the site is provided by users, has not been verified, is subject to change, is not comprehensive, may be subjective/inaccurate, and is not endorsed by or guaranteed by us. As indicated, we advise users to research offers / individuals / submitters / offerers, etc. independently before requesting volunteer assistance and to use great caution when participating in any volunteering activity, event, etc. If there is a problem, you may attempt to work it out with the volunteer or, as appropriate/required by law, you should contact law enforcement and seek any other appropriate legal remedies. Remember that we are not a party to your volunteer related activities and do not mediate disputes. You are solely responsible for all consequences of your volunteer related activities (including volunteer opportunities / requests, volunteering offers, volunteering activities, events, contacts / correspondence, selection / use of volunteers, performance of volunteer services, etc.). Use of this site is at your own risk.

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Q. What if a volunteer damages/breaks/steals something?

A. We regret that such incidents can occur and remind you that use of this site involves various risks. Information appearing on the site is provided by users, has not been verified, is subject to change, is not comprehensive, may be subjective/inaccurate, and is not endorsed by or guaranteed by us. As indicated, we advise users to research offers / individuals / submitters / offerers, etc. independently before requesting volunteer assistance and to use great caution when participating in any volunteering activity, event, etc. If there is a problem, you may attempt to work it out with the volunteer, or as appropriate/required by law, you should contact law enforcement and seek any other appropriate legal remedies. Remember that we are not a party to your volunteer related activities and do not mediate disputes. You are solely responsible for all consequences of your volunteer related activities. Use of this site is at your own risk.

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Q. What if a volunteer bothers others / disrupts an activity or event / has offensive behavior or qualities, etc.?

A. We regret that such situations/incidents may occur and remind you that use of this site involves various risks. Information appearing on the site is provided by users, has not been verified, is subject to change, is not comprehensive, may be subjective/inaccurate, and is not endorsed by or guaranteed by us. As indicated, we advise users to research offers / individuals / submitters / offerers, etc. independently before requesting volunteer assistance and to use great caution when participating in any volunteering activity, event, etc. If there is a problem, you may attempt to work it out with the volunteer or, as appropriate/required by law, you should contact law enforcement and seek any other appropriate legal remedies. Remember that we are not a party to your volunteer related activities and do not mediate disputes. You are solely responsible for all consequences of your volunteer related activities. Use of this site is at your own risk.

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Q. What if a volunteer lies or behaves inappropriately?

A. We regret that this may occur and remind you that use of this site involves various risks. Information appearing on the site is provided by users, has not been verified, is subject to change, is not comprehensive, may be subjective/inaccurate, and is not endorsed by or guaranteed by us. As indicated, we advise users to research offers / individuals / submitters / offerers, etc. independently before requesting volunteer assistance and to use great caution when participating in any volunteering activity, event, etc. If there is a problem, you may attempt to work it out with the volunteer or, as appropriate/required by law, you should contact law enforcement and seek any other appropriate legal remedies. Remember that we are not a party to your volunteer related activities and do not mediate disputes. You are solely responsible for all consequences of your volunteer related activities. Use of this site is at your own risk.

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Q. What if a volunteer talks too much or speaks inappropriately?

A. We regret that this may occur and remind you that use of this site involves various risks. Information appearing on the site is provided by users, has not been verified, is subject to change, is not comprehensive, may be subjective/inaccurate, and is not endorsed by or guaranteed by us. As indicated, we advise users to research offers / individuals / submitters / offerers, etc. independently before requesting volunteer assistance and to use great caution when participating in any volunteering activity, event, etc. If there is a problem, you may attempt to work it out with the volunteer or, as appropriate/required by law, you should contact law enforcement and seek any other appropriate legal remedies. Remember that we are not a party to your volunteer related activities and do not mediate disputes. You are solely responsible for all consequences of your volunteer related activities. Use of this site is at your own risk.

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Q. What if a volunteer talks disparagingly about me or tells others about the work they did for me or about my personal details?

A. We regret that such incidents may occur and remind you that use of this site involves various risks. Information appearing on the site is provided by users, has not been verified, is subject to change, is not comprehensive, may be subjective/inaccurate, and is not endorsed by or guaranteed by us. As indicated, we advise users to research offers / individuals / submitters / offerers, etc. independently before requesting volunteer assistance and to use great caution when participating in any volunteering activity, event, etc. If there is a problem, you may attempt to work it out with the volunteer or, as appropriate, you may seek legal remedies. Remember that we are not a party to your volunteer related activities and do not mediate disputes. You are solely responsible for all consequences of your volunteer related activities. Use of this site is at your own risk.

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Q. What if a volunteer doesn't do what they promise?

A. Unfortunately, this may occur. Remember that all volunteer related activities involve risk. Should you experience problems, you may attempt to work them out with the volunteer. As applicable, you may seek 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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