Volunteers? Not a problem.

over-volunteersThis summer Ben is in a suburban swim team. The parents plan all sorts of parties and events surrounding the team’s activities. Sadly, we don’t volunteer much for the team. Ben isn’t interested in many of the activities — and we aren’t much either.

But some parents are. As you can tell, there is a glut of volunteers who happily fill the needs.

The first thing I thought of when reading this email was how I wish some of that extra volunteering energy could go toward a place where it’s really needed… like an inner-city ministry, such as Restoration Outreach Programs.