I have been a volunteer for as long as I can remember. Lately, I see a different type of volunteer emerging in our midst...the absent one.
For those of you who know me, I am not saying that you need to go overboard (NBYF secretary the last 2 years, NB Touchdown secretary for the last 2 years, Program Book coordinator for NBYF and the High school from 2002 to 2010, Cow Chip Raffle coordinator for 2009 & 2010) but a helping hand now and again is beneficial in so many ways....both to the giver and the receiver.
I realize that people are busier now, more than ever, but think of it as a learning experience for your children. You are a role model for your children. If they see you helping out in your community, then they will become involved in the future.
In many organizations, it seems like the same people are always involved and the others just sit and reap the benefits. We are always welcoming new, fresh ideas...so next time there is something you are interested in helping out with, just remember that you are always welcome and who knows....you might even enjoy it!