I knew an individual who did so much volunteering that his business began to suffer. His wife gave him some religion and before you knew it he had resigned his position from several organizations. There is a serious time commitment required when you volunteer. Oftentimes your reward for doing an outstanding job is another committee assignment or request for your skills by some other organization. If you are not the type to say "no" you could find yourself in over your head in terms of time, and this could negatively affect your job, business or your family life.