We can all learn a little from our good friend, Katniss.
Volunteering is supposed to make you feel good about going above and beyond. You’re supposed to be happy about helping other and contributing to the greater good. Why, then, is it such a hard choice to make when deciding to volunteer for something at school? Maybe you’re asked to judge a talent show, or sponsor a club, or help another teacher out with a meeting after school. The answer is simple: Because we are already heavily overworked as it is. It is simply too difficult sometimes to add another responsibility into the mix.
I firmly believe that, although difficult at times, volunteering at school is still important. We are a part of a community. The administration, other teachers, and students always appreciate when you lend support in just about any way. Just set a small goal: Plan to make it to one sporting event (and maybe offer to take tickets before the game?), offer to a teacher to help them with one of their clubs once a month or something (baby steps), say ‘yes’ when an email goes out to chaperone the dance. There is fun to be had in all of these events. You may have to find it a little, but you certainly won’t regret it.