What items should volunteers pay for out of pocket?
Hey all. I recently joined a department that is primarily volunteer. As a volunteer, we get paid per call, and have one on-call night per week. We receive pager, turnout gear, one T-shirt, a uniform shirt, name tag and badge for formal functions, and that's about it. Pants and shoes to go with the uniform shirt, any additional T-shirts, pants, etc. are out of pocket. Is this typical of most volunteer departments? I don't mind springing for some extra T-shirts, but the uniform end of it isn't really in the budget right now. What are your thoughts?