I'm on a nominating committee. Basically, my job is to ask people to put their names forward as nominees for committee or other jobs.
Doing this really makes me aware of what a horrid networker I am in so many ways.
For one of the jobs, I took my list and asked a couple people if they could name someone from the list who might be good for the position. Then I emailed the people named and told them their name had come up as someone who might be interested. Strictly speaking, that's true. But seriously, I wish people would respond to blanket requests for volunteer nominations.
Of course, it's not like I put my own name up for just anything. Nope. (Okay, actually, I did. Stupid Bardiac.)