A bunch of people mentioned their coaching, teaching, leading experiences. Fine. They told how great it felt to "give". How rewarding it was. How they felt a part of the group. Well bully for them. Most of my volunteer efforts have sucked but I didn't feel like texting that to the group. I wonder how many other people at the same meeting felt the same. I usually feel as though I am stepping on toes, not helping out. It definitely has never made me part of a community. In fact, the more people I meet the more I like my friends.
I haven't figured out a way to volunteer for anything in a regular capacity here with no reliable childcare, but I'm sure something will come along soon. Whee.