My local charity want volunteers to wear a new uniform for events even though the old is still valid. For the last event I went down a day before to pick the uniform up. I didn't know where it was stocked and no management was around. I asked another member whose Uncle is on the management board so knows a lot.
He told me I had to pay first. As I had forgotten about it, I promised him to pay the following day, but he refused. I ended up without the uniform.
I've been at the charity for 6 and a half years, playing various active roles leading new initiatives. They all know me very well and I'm sure management would have allowed me to do this. This member is very bossy because of his Uncle and almost asks like management himself. They protect themselves against the new members that have been there a few weeks not paying later.
I'm leaving at the end of the month because as they no longer value their members. However they don't know this yet suspect it as I haven't turned up for a while. Although they are now requesting money for the uniform I requested.
I don't want to say I wasn't allowed by member X because it will turn into a complaint about them and I will be outnumbered by management team, obviously they stick up for each other.
I don't want to pay as I'm leaving. What do you recommend?