What's more, I have absolutely no desire to do any of these things. When I do have spare time, the last thing I want to be doing is lugging my tired self out to somewhere I don't want to be in order to do something I don't want to do and not get paid for it.
I'm pretty sure that makes me an awful person, but there it is.
But I think my excuse of "I don't have the time and it's too far to travel anyway" isn't going to cut it any longer Now days, what with computers and the internet, you can volunteer your time online to different places. So if you're shy, or live too far away from any place that takes volunteers, or you're suffering from a gypsy curse that means you'll turn into a pumpkin if you set a foot outside your front door, you don't have an excuse anymore either.
And in that spirit, today I'm letting all of you know about a wonderful online volunteer program that the library I work for has started [link].
There's heaps of things that we need people to do, such as tagging photos and transcribing digital resources, that can be done from the comfort of your own couch. You get the smug self satisfaction that only comes with unselfishly giving your free time to do good deeds, and you don't even have to get dressed!
But in all seriousness, it's a great opportunity for those who want to volunteer but don't want to have to travel to do it. You can do it from your home while wearing your underwear and eating ice cream straight from the carton.
And really, isn't that the important thing?