Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll 12/7

Good afternoon, readers! How goes your Tuesday?  Today’s lunchtime poll is about volunteering.  After Meghan’s great post yesterday, several of the writers and editors were having a conversation about how our volunteering styles have changed as we’ve gotten older.   While all of us were pretty active as teens and in college, as we’ve had families and gotten jobs and had to be adults all the time, it’s a lot easier to write a check.  What do you think, readers? Do you volunteer? How do you work it into your schedule? Would our college-aged activist selves think we’re assholes for not making the time?

By Ophelia Payne

Editor in Chief of Persephone Magazine, Ophelia spends most of her time in front of a monitor. She writes long, rambling emails in her free time.

One reply on “Lunchtime Poll 12/7”

I don’t come from a family that encourages volunteering for “strangers”, that is our family’s volunteer efforts were soley directed to extended family.

I have to balance my mental issues–BiPolar II and raging ADD–so my time is limited and precious. I know I will over commit and then crash. Not good. I’ve reached a point when I can spot right away if a school group will be good for me or not based on the vibe. I admire the women who have boundless energy, can multitask, and are highly organized. Do not envy them though. I am me. I seek quality, so my volunteering has always been socially minded, usually with promoting diversity in all forms.

And I have massive economic privilege as a SAHM, so am blessed to have free time to volunteer—and comment here on your pages.

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