Being Voluntold: Weekend PollBy: wheatmeister
It’s tough to be the leader trying to fill volunteer assignments in the ward: food to take to the sick or bring to an activity, helpers for a scouting drive, people to clean the church, people to feed the missionaries. It always seems like the same handful of people do all the work. Some leaders try to break this up by assigning people to do things rather than taking volunteers.
We’ve even coined the phrase “voluntelling” people to do something as a tongue in cheek way of acknowledging the difficulty of getting volunteers. How do you feel about this practice? Is it a volun-do or a volun-don’t? Are these leaders following Satan’s plan by forcing compliance or are they just being good leaders? You decide!
How do you feel about making assignments (voluntelling) to fill volunteer slots? (choose the best answer)
- It is inappropriate and presumptuous for a leader to do this. (40%, 32 Votes)
- It's likely to backfire on leaders if they think they can force a person to volunteer. (35%, 28 Votes)
- It is necessary to ease the burden on the usual 10 people. (15%, 12 Votes)
- Most people should be able to get a replacement if they can't do it. If it has to revert to the requester, they need to handle it. (10%, 8 Votes)
Total Voters: 80