As you might aware - you can't deduct the value of your time or services, including:
- the value of income lost while you work as an unpaid volunteer for a qualified organization.
HOWEVER - although you can't deduct the value of your services given to a qualified organization, you may be able to deduct some amounts you pay in giving services to a qualified organization. The amounts must be:
Directly connected with the services,
Expenses you had only because of the services you gave, and
Not personal, living, or family expenses.
Specifically - you will be able to deduct the full value of tickets you pay out of pocket.
Deductible travel expenses. These include:
Air, rail, and bus transportation,
Out-of-pocket expenses for your car,
Taxi fares or other costs of transportation between the airport or station and your hotel,
Lodging costs, and
The cost of meals.