I worked full-time for many years and during that time did a lot of largely unpaid work on various professional committees, for the benefit of colleagues and the communities we worked in.
Now that I’m retired I value my time and love the freedom to spend it as I wish, whether it’s visiting my far-flung DC and their families, working in my garden, walking, cycling or playing tennis, having time together with MrA, or meeting my friends. I’d hate to be stuck inside a shop or doing admin work when I could be doing any of the above.
I much prefer to donate money to the charities I support, than work for them.
I realise I’m lucky to have that choice.