Hi everyone, I'm a second year teacher, and this is my first year in the division I'm teaching. I've been feeling really guilty lately because I haven't volunteered for anything around the school yet. My issue is, I'm swamped. I'm sure everyone knows the feeling, especially as a new teacher. But I'm worried it looks bad not doing more around the school. I have intentions of eventually getting involved with something, but right now I feel like I barely have any down time as it is. I'm at work an hour before and an hour after to get work done. I work through half my lunch everyday. And I almost always have to put in time at home. I'm creating most of my plans from scratch and I feel like I may burn out volunteering to take more on, but I don't want to look bad and have it held against me when I try to get another job next year (I'm working contracts right now). Should I suck it up and try to find something to volunteer for? Or wait until I've gotten a bit more adjusted in my new job when I have more time?