That is not, under tax law, considered volunteering. What the team's policy is better understood by looking that you are getting benefits for work. That is the definition of taxable employment income.
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Yes. If a church incorporates in one of the United States (and you wrote from Georgia in the United States), then it has made a legally enforceable arrangement with the State. That answers your specific
1. The contract has at #4, "I cannot refund fundraising money as it is against the law". It is not against the law. It is not that there is any law stating that such an act may be done. Here in the United
Even though your issue is a question of state law, I will give you some general advice. The first effort you should make is to find out what the corporatoin had informed you, before your payment, either