Volunteers must be paid

July 24, 2015, 2:28 am

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The debate "Volunteers must be paid" was started by spellbeechamp on July 24, 2015, 2:28 am. 17 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 79 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

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Volunteers do a work willingly and out of kindness. I don't think paying them would really act as a reinforcement to them. They may just misinterpret it as you trying to pay off their kindness with money.

4 years, 2 months ago

the point of a volunteer is to help others knowing they get nothing in return. If your car got stuck in mud and someone came by from tgeir car to help, do you suddenly pay them? "How much do you want?" they would probably decline and say no I just wanted to help. And thats what volunteers do. They offer for help and decline help back. It's the way they work. paying is taking the thought of just helping someone into doing something for money and not out of kindness.

4 years, 2 months ago

volunteers should be paid bcoz it acts as a positive reinforcement which certainly produces a better yield and result the next time. they should be paid although not as high as the employees..they should be paid atleast as a token of appreciation. they work willingly and hence they deserve to get a little credit. Because always remember 'THE BRAVEST THING IN THIS WORLD IS A VOLUNTEER'S HEART'.

4 years, 3 months ago

Volunteering would simply mean you do it by yourself and own will. If you need to be paid for that, that would be hiring you. The very meaning of the word stands invalid if you are hired.

4 years, 3 months ago

Once you pay them they are no longer a volunteer, they are an employee. By definition you cannot pay a volunteer.

4 years, 3 months ago

Volunteers deserve the payment as a reward and a token of appreciation. They spend time, comfort and sometimes money to benefit their society. Paying volunteers also motivates more people to volunteer and is a form of social incentive. Volunteering is a form of work, because it requires effort. Therefore, volunteers must be paid.

4 years, 3 months ago

it would be stupid to pay them then there is no difference between a volunteer and an employee if a boy walks into the fog shelter and asks to volunteer the shelter shouldn't be required to pay him that doesn't make any sense.

4 years, 3 months ago

you can pay expenses so there not paying to voulenter but if you pay them anymore than that there employed not a voulenter

4 years, 3 months ago

"A person who performs a service willingly and without pay" Is the definition of the word Volunteer according to Dictionary.com

4 years, 3 months ago

If they are paid they are no longer volunteers, they are employees.

4 years, 3 months ago
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