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Dealing with small crimes as a volunteer

Every now and then I volunteer for an association, organizing big role play events in my country (by big I mean several days with between several hundred people, so nothing at the national scale, but ...
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How to Approach Platonic Crush?

Context I have a platonic crush on a person I first met through a group interview for voluntary work at an organisation. In the interview, I found out their name and after knowing a little more about ...
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Asking people to step up in a volunteer organization

Something I've noticed in just about every organization that I've been a part of is the old adage: In any organization 10% of the people do 90% of the work. This seems particularly true in ...
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Bad work results from voluntary co-worker

I am currently working on a voluntary translation project for a game. We're working in a team of ~5 people per language (3 active translators in our case) in a Smartcat project. However, one of the ...
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How to communicate that offered reward is not quite fair [closed]

My background: I (18 year old guy) am currently studying computer science in a combined study program (between the semesters I work at a company that in turn pays me salary and my college fees). I ...
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How to communicate to an Open Source Project that I want more responsibility after being rebuffed every time I try to help?

I mostly work alone on my own programming projects as a hobby, but often come up with projects that are far too big to work on myself, so a few months ago I started searching for open source projects ...
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How to communicate in a training to ensure small details done?

I've been asked to train "customer service" in a local charity group. I've never met the trainees, and I only know one or two people there. One of the procedure includes small details that I feel ...
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How can I decline or redirect a religiously-objectionable community-service project without alienating people?

My large, international employer supports employees volunteering in our local communities, even allowing us to spend a certain amount of work time on such projects. My local office of about a dozen ...