While questions about volunteering aren't off-topic, volunteering isn't mentioned explicitly in What topics can I ask about here? Should this be changed? I think volunteering is a very special form of work(place), and I think it should be mentioned if those questions are allowed.

  • There are many things that are on-topic, but I doubt all of them can/should be mentioned explicitly (I doubt there is enough space). Besides (1) on the second link you included, second header, is specified the things that are off-topic, and volunteering doesn't seem to fall into any of those and (2) the first link you shared already provides a consensus on how to handle a question like that, for when the situation arises. – DarkCygnus May 16 '20 at 16:04
  • I know. But making it officially is also good. Plus I don't see why there isn't enough space. Just adding a sentence is enough – Ooker May 16 '20 at 16:15
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    I think volunteering is a very special form of work(place) , som imo it should be mentioned if those questions are allowed. So why does this question has so many downvotes? – guest May 20 '20 at 12:20
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    The name of the site itself is "Workplace", not "Paid Workplace". I support the idea that volunteering should be acceptable. Discrimination based on financial reasons is bad discrimination, IMO. – virolino Jun 9 '20 at 13:34
  • @virolino it's already allowed. It's just not explicitly allowed. For a newcomer, the help page is unclear – Ooker Jun 9 '20 at 15:40
  • @Ooker: you are right, I actually meant "make it explicit". – virolino Jun 10 '20 at 8:16
  • Unpaid internships are regularly discussed here. Is volunteering so different? – Studoku Jul 22 '20 at 14:17
  • Volunteering should 100% be considered a workplace topic since these people are active in, participate in, and affect workplace culture. In many organizations, they are an important part of the workforce. I think it would be remiss for us to ignore smaller, charity and non-profit based, organizations because they aren't a "standard" corporate body. – Malisbad Aug 25 '20 at 1:50

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