Giving is receiving. Like many others, I appreciate how important it is to be given a chance, a break, a hand.
I have always done pro bono work and I will keep donating time and expertise directly, by joining others in their efforts or by publicly inviting others to join me in mine. A good example is Biblioteca de vacanță ‘Comoara dintre File’, a free community library for the children in the village of Aroneanu (5km from Iasi), about which you can find out more on Facebook using the hashtag #comoaradintrefile.
I am open to discussion about working pro bono. If my heart is not in it (or I simply cannot afford the time), I will be honest with you and respectfully decline. If I know someone who can do a good/better job, I will let you know and facilitate contact.