Let’s face it, every single parent that we now is swamped. Even when there are two people on the scene, they still have time to do nothing. Being a parent is a full time job, on top of having a full time job, to support your full time job. It’s a complicated process that leaves you with no leisure time.
For this reason, parents tend to make lousy volunteers. When it comes to their kids, they may want all the time in the world but they just don’t have it. Plus, in the TransMission, there are a lot of parents that are working two jobs just to make ends meet. They don’t have time to help their kids with after school homework and that’s why they’re sending them to volunteers in the neighborhood in the first place.
When it comes time to make amends with the TransMission and you decide to give back with some of your valuable free time, consider volunteering with the local public school district. In fact, they recommend that you look at this list of over 100 organizations that are affiliated with the schools.
Volunteering with public schools helps because of budget cuts, extends the capacity of your heart, and also looks great on a resume.