+ 1 Votes Leader in a nonprofit oldbaritone 3 years ago Most nonprofits rely heavily on volunteers. Unfortunately the line between volunteer and professional staff can become blurry, especially when talking about expectations of the number of hours worked. If you accept the position, know that there will be a lot of extra hours and little or no extra pay. And as drwain mentioned, time off will be difficult, and if you actually take it (even though you have earned it) you may find yourself out of a job. Since you said, "Currently, I have a good job as a helpdesk tech ... But, the ability to move up is not so likely," you probably want to think a lot before you make a change. With a nonprofit, your potential for advancement is probably just as unlikely, if not more so.