Could it be because the government “volunteers” so much of our money that we have to continue working at our paying jobs to cover it?
But I still volunteer with my son’s Boy Scout Troop. And until recently, I was a volunteer with the State Guard, the community emergency response team, and as a Sunday School teacher.
I’ve done volunteer tax work, volunteer tutoring in inner-city schools, and I’ve judged local science fairs.
I don’t say all that to make myself look good, I just think people can get involved in things if they find something that interests them.
And I guess I’m saying people SHOULD get involved in things. The more people that get involved in my son’s Scout Troop (for example), the easier it becomes for everyone.
The PTA has the same issue as does the party precinct. There are never enough people volunteering and those who do get overworked and burned-out as a result.