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).