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!