We might revisit this in the future but this is a lot more than just a documentation process which is why we all feel fulfilled in many different ways.
Compensation and time commitment should be mutually agreed upon between the professional and the person assisting and is not negotiated or overseen by The Actors Fund. Anyone assisting the professional should review the Contributor Manual, especially archivists who generally have a very different idea of how to document, label, etc. Professionals should contact us to let us know their plan if hiring someone to assist them as well as the assistant’s contact information, so that we recognize them when they reach out for help. That said, while assistants or paid helpers can do the mechanics, the PAL professional has to provide the input, reflection and memorabilia.