Question: Reimbursements Allowed

Can a volunteer working most of day, expense the water, snacks they purchased? Today a VP approved this for some volunteers who worked most of the day. Would love to hear feedback on this. I think this is can of worms and should not be allowed. That is like, lets have lunch and charge it back? $ does not belong to us.

Asked by Anonymous



Advice from PTO Today

Rose H writes:
Hi there,
This is the sort of thing that can be a slippery slope. On the one hand, if volunteers are spending all day helping out, you don't want them to go without beverages or snacks. But on the other hand, it isn't typical for volunteers to reimburse themselves. What's more common is a volunteer will bring waters and snacks for the troops as a kind gesture.


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