Should Volunteers Be Paid? Posted December 19th, 2013 by Robby Slaughter. A big lawsuit against Major League Baseball brings up a classic question: what kind of work is right for volunteers, and what work should be paid? Several sources have covered this story in relation to both MLB and the NFL. Here’s one from the New York Daily News What do UN Youth Volunteers do? As a UN Youth Volunteer, you will help advance peace and sustainable development either in your own country or in another country around the globe. You will help people to lead healthier and safer lives and communities to be able to better address present and future challenges. Being a UN volunteer is a prestigious opportunity and a great way to gain experience working with the United Nations that could potentially lead to a full-time career.. A UN Volunteer is a paid position that works alongside non-volunteers doing the same or similar work, however volunteers make significantly less money. Not here. Our department is technically 100% volunteer, including all civil and line officers. And we do not get any monetary compensation. We do get all of our training, gear and uniforms paid for of course.