Say, for example, you earn €100 per hour in your job and one evening whilst vegging on the couch you decide you want to make the world a better place as you are not fulfilled in your work.
A few weeks later the local parish priest rings you up and says he is looking for some volunteers to roof houses of people living in ghost estates as the rain is getting heavier these evenings.
You agree to volunteer and roof the houses because you always wished to make the world a better place.
Are you making the world a better place ?
Well I think you are a selfish baxterd as you would be better off donating your money to employ a qualified roofer to do the job.
If you volunteer you are preventing a qualified roofer from getting paid for doing such a good job.
The essence here is to donate money and let the professionals do the job.
Most volunteers are not good people.
They are, in fact very selfish as they want to get their picture in the newspaper as a do-gooder and have the craic and meet new people.
Should one donate money instead of volunteering?
What do you think ?