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Is it possible to earn a living through charity or volunteer work?

I am wondering, specifically in Canada, if there is any way in this day and age to earn a living through volunteer work? I am thinking just basics, like rent, food, electricity and savings. I like helping people and solving problems, but most of the jobs I get leave me with little time or energy to volunteer.

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    Mar 22 2013: My experience with people getting involved in charities is that they are directly impacted by what the charity represents. They or their family or friends are affected. How do we get people involved who are not impacted? Or are impacted and it is minimal and they are not noticing the impact. If we continue to do (and think() what we've always done (and thought) we will always get what we've always got. Most charities are either treading water or slipping under. How do we help them move forward? How do we think and act different?

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