That said, at my stage in life I'm often passed over for these asks as people assume I am too busy. Working full time, commuting, looking after my 2.5 year old, getting ready for the next baby, and working on my side business... well this is all true, I LOVE to give back. I have been volunteering in my community since I was 6 years old, and it is one of the best ways to get to know new people, connect with those that you might not have, and gain a sense of purpose.
I enjoyed watching this short TED Talk this morning titled "A life lesson from a volunteer firefighter" by Mark Bezos. His understanding of how it doesn't have to be heroic acts contributed to society, but rather simple things that make the world a bit of a better place, is a really nice message.
Check it out and let me know what you think: