Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Volunteering Time

I've done a fair bit of volunteering this year; I've been on the nursery committee - still am, but not with a job title at the moment, I'm in the PTA, I've done some work at an arts centre/shop and um, I've filled in applications for funding...but now it is fete time.


And what shall I do? Some stalls need people to run them, and lots of my friends, and other parents at school are working really hard making/doing stuff.

Edit: Wrote this earlier, this morning, then blooming blogger went down then I decided I don't care and just want to have fun. Sorry PTA, but will be back in full service in the autumn I expect, although not if we raise money for more building blocks.

I think, and of course it is my view that is most important here, it is my blog goddamit, that the PTA should have founding principle of supporting the children at the school, and school community to access experiences and activities they would not normally do - like subsidising school trips, getting some artists in (though mostly they are free as lots of parents are arty types), getting theatre trips organised and where appropriate supporting the school with valuable equipment that is unable to be purchased out of normal funds i.e. great wooden play things, and stages etc.

And yes, I could stand for chair but it needs someone immensely organised, business minded and with time. I'm far too busy blogging and drinking coffee (no really - would drive me insane).

8 comments:

Why Me? said...

Stick with it, if you don't like the way the pta spend the money they raise then the only way you can object is to be a part of it and have your vote against minuited. You can do more good by being there than you could by leaving it.

Yes PTA's can be a bit petty and tedious but in the long run the kids do get some good out of them.

As for the arty/cultural activities you would prefer to do why not suggest at the next meeting that a position is created on the committee for a person to take this task on board. Once that is passed and approved at agm you can bash them a lot easier with those types of activities.

Good luck.

tattyhousehastings said...

In know! And I have promised to go back in September - still on nursery commmittee though - and keeping fingers crossed about funding applications.
Your turn next...oh, year after next...

Why Me? said...

My turn next? How is that? You've guessed who i am then?

tattyhousehastings said...

Let's just say I have deduced you are the person I last saw on dog poo alley - think on your way to work...
Am I right?
Figured it out a little while ago actually - of course if its not you then...

Why Me? said...

Dog poo alley? sounds positively disgusting! and er nope.

tattyhousehastings said...

How weird - I might be wrong then so you don't drive a Volvo hatchback whotsit?

Why Me? said...

Er nope, got me thinking now, who on earth do you think i am? oh and why?

tattyhousehastings said...

Must be wrong - give up then. Who are you?