To work or not to work, that is the question
Considering I'm retired and don't have to work, I don't even consider doing volunteer work for a not-for-profit anymore. I used to work several horse trials, one a not-for-profit and the other our local saddle club. While I did enjoy it as I got to keep up with all my friends that still competed, it got to be a PITA having to hire someone to feed my horses and let my dog out while I worked from 6 AM to 7 PM sometimes. I tried just doing 1/2 day, but I really missed being able to actually watch my friends compete so I quit. Fortunately our saddle club did finally get their not-for-profit status and when they did, I made them an offer to buy ribbons for their various events(2 horse trials, 2 jumper derbies and a driving show) if they bought their ribbons from a certain company that my aunt and uncle started many yrs ago and now their granddaughter runs the business. It came to a pretty hefty donation and when they added 2 more events I told them the donation was not a bottomless pit and that I'd donate pretty much what I had previous yrs ($800)and that was it.
Now, I guess taking care of a small farm and 2 horses and a dog could be considered full time work so I guess I'm still working, unfortunately I'm not getting paid in cash but the rewards are much better.:)