Almost everyone volunteer for something at some time. And when we become parents, it can seem like the requests multiply like rabbits. Can you coach the soccer/hockey/ultimate/hula hoop team? Can you bake for the kids’ events? Can you donate your services to the fundraiser? Can you work on parent council? Can you attend with your child to serve dinner at the local shelter?
How often do you say yes? And when you do, does it feel great or grating? When you say no, do you feel satisfied or selfish? Is volunteering a way to contribute meaningfully to the community in which you belong, or a ruse by which your time is siphoned away from the things most dear to you?
How much is too much, how much is too little, and how much is just right… for you?
Discuss. 4Mothers will be doing just that this week, and hope you’ll join us.