I started volunteering with a City owned non-profit last year. I'm professionally employed full time, so I wanted a position in the background. Unfortunately, none were available so I did the front facing job that requires shifts of 4-6 hours. I was recently advised this year the volunteer roles I had wanted to apply for went to UBC co-op students. I love the organization, but the 4-6 hour shifts dealing with the public even once a month are killer. I asked the volunteer coordinator to consider 2 hour shifts, but was declined. I feel like they don't value my time at all, and am thinking I will have to quit because I don't feel I can meet their time committments. This is why organizations only have high school students and retirees as volunteers.