During National Volunteer Week (April 10-16, 2011) we honor the individuals and groups that support our organizations in a multitude of ways. On our campus, volunteers run the gift shop, push residents to chapel services, repair furniture, and raise tens of thosands of dollars each year, in addition to so many other things. Our volunteers are amazing and truly improve resident quality of life.
Then why do we make it so difficult to volunteer? I had to laugh last night watching this sketch last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live. It sums up my thoughts on how we drown every good intention in regulation and risk management initiatives. Yes, I acknowledge the operational needs, but Kimmel really hit the nail on the head in a very funny way.