I have been thinking about this for a few days and thought I might put it out for discussion.
Now that I have a little extra time on my hands I had considered volunteering at my favourite Salvos store: with this is mind I went to have a little chat with the manager.
Most of you know I love op shopping and the idea of re-using or recycling is my main motivation. However, I do also sell some of what I buy on ebay. This gives me a little money to put towards my other obsession; crafting.
I was somewhat surprised to learn that if you volunteer at the Salvos you have to sign something that says you will not re-sell. Really? Is not the purpose of the opportunity shop to sell stuff to make money? Is it because there is some kind of discount accorded volunteers (I don't know, just surmising)?
This has caused me some confusion: is the time I spend at the Salvos more valuable to them than the amount I spend there each week?
Do I want to give up my ebaying in order to volunteer at the Salvos.
The answer to the last question is NO.
One solution is that I could tell someone else to shop for me but that just seems silly.
Another is that I could just find some other kind of volunteering to do.
I would be interested in the thoughts of others on this blog.