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    So I'm starting this thread because there's a new volunteer group in my neighbourhood. Most of the members are at their sixties or seventies and what they mostly do is help cleaning snow on road, help decorating the notice boards, writing notice to tell people to clean after their dogs, etc. They've been really helpful and their effort works. However we have hired cleaners in the neighbourhood and all the work the volunteers are doing are actually the cleaners' responsibility. Ever since the volunteers are active, the cleaners are 'disappearing' - they just stay indoors, let the volunteers do what they should have done and get paid all the same.

    What do you think of this?


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    Aside from feeling good about yourself (maybe) volunteering is pointless.
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    (Original post by Rovensie)
    So I'm starting this thread because there's a new volunteer group in my neighbourhood. Most of the members are at their sixties or seventies and what they mostly do is help cleaning snow on road, help decorating the notice boards, writing notice to tell people to clean after their dogs, etc. They've been really helpful and their effort works. However we have hired cleaners in the neighbourhood and all the work the volunteers are doing are actually the cleaners' responsibility. Ever since the volunteers are active, the cleaners are 'disappearing' - they just stay indoors, let the volunteers do what they should have done and get paid all the same.

    What do you think of this?


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    Sadly to be expected. It's something you should take up with the council if you feel you can fulfill those duties through a volunteer schemes.

    Plus , I love volunteering, so I would happily do that sort of thing.
 
 
 
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