Currently we are all bored stiff awaiting the Brexit vote which will gainsay a marginal win for one side of the argument. Regardless of who wins it will not be decisive but what it will do is cause volatility.
Currently options are very expensive for long vix or if you prefer long volatility...after all it is an obvious trade. Today has been at best dreary and slow with little volatility so we have a calm and low VIX value. All those who are long will incur a corrosive time decay penalty all ready. But perhaps an equally obvious trade structure is to set an order to sell the VIX when it reaches an extreme high say 30 thus you enter a trade at extreme volatility when it is cheap and safer to trade and then await the market to return to normal trade volumes. We are not concerned about market direction just volumes.