- Few volunteers, overloaded
- Perception of 'cliques' forming
- Lack of transparency
- Lack of 'informed' opportunities
- New volunteers are put off!
So doing things this way, what kind of roadblocks do they hit?
Well, the few people who do help tend to get overloaded, and -- seeing how much of a commitment it takes, new volunteers hesitate.
There can be also a perception that the PTA are a clique. We found that they tend to have a small email list of regulars they target over and over, simply because they've helped before, which is natural.
Parents are busy, they worry about what's involved in volunteering, that it might be too big a commitment, and so stay away from PTA meetings, although they would like to help.