Most public agencies do ask for a live scan after volunteering for a given amount of hours. Paying money to volunteer ends up reducing the number of volunteers, but I have a proposal that may be a win-win for municipalities and for volunteers. 74 dollars does add up especially if you want to volunteer for more than one agency. People should be able to earn their live scan charges as a volunteer. 150 hours volunteered in a given year would help provide credit towards your live scan fees.
Also if you volunteer for the Ontario library or the Upland Animal Services, your live scan should be good for both agencies. Maybe we can have a centralized live scan certification for the county to save time and money for local agencies.