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Keeping the ethics of volunteerism alive

 


It was the late, great Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., who said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”

About a quarter of Americans consider the question in earnest and take action.

The Corporation for National Community Service reported, as of 2016, 62.8 million Americans volunteered for an average of 32.1 hours apiece, equating to 7.9 billion hours of service or $184 billion worth of work.

Given these numbers, it is difficult to deny that service plays a critical role in helping society run smoothly.

Yet, the Bureau of Labor Sta...



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