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E.12. Unpaid Work in Service of the Community

It is our policy that Reference Persons and other Co-Counselors are not paid for the basic function of thinking about, planning for, and working for the Community. We all benefit from contributing to the growth and development of the RC Community.

Most RC Community work is unpaid. None of the following people are paid: Reference Persons, editors, translators, interpreters, coordinators, organizers (except for workshop organizers who are paid from the income of the workshop), treasurers, librarians, website designers and administrators, and others performing ongoing roles.[52]

Reference Persons may be reimbursed for some expenses, such as for telephone service, travel, and childcare, needed while performing their duties. The funds can come from (1) their local Area Maintenance Fund[53] where one has been established, or (2) the Community Service Fund of Re-evaluation Counseling Community Resources, Inc. Reference Persons may also, where appropriate, apply for a grant from the Re-evaluation Foundation for expenses incurred in furthering the educational purposes of the Re-evaluation Foundation.


Financial conditions in our Community make it unrealistic for the Community to pay for the work done by Reference Persons and others performing ongoing roles. Expenses incurred in carrying out their responsibilities and other services for the Community may be paid for by the Community when possible and reasonable.

Also, it is important that Co-Counselors and leaders be able to consider the needs of the Community without confusing them with their personal financial needs.

Reference Persons and others doing the work of Community building should resist any urge to undertake too much work. Instead, they should delegate as much of the work as possible to Co-Counselors who are ready to do it. Because the Reference Persons are unpaid, they are in a good position to expect and encourage a rational sharing of responsibilities.

[52] Only RC teachers and RC workshop leaders and organizers are paid. They are paid from funds generated by the classes they teach or workshops they lead or organize, not by the RC Community. Some Re-evaluation Counseling Community Resources, Inc., staff are partially supported by Community Service Funds. See Guideline H.3.

[53] Community Service Funds are funds that support the ongoing work of the RC Community by helping to pay for workshop fees, travel to workshops, and RC literature. They also support the administrative work of the RC Community done at Re-evaluation Counseling Community Resources, Inc. (RCCR). They come from fees paid for workshops, classes, and other events as well as from donations (not tax-deductible). Community Service Funds are held by RCCR, and their use is authorized by the International Reference Person (IRP).

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