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1. "That churchgoers do the lion's share of the charitable work in our communities is simply untrue. They get credit for it because they do a better job of tying the good works they do to their creed. But according to a 1998 study, 82% of volunteerism by churchgoers falls under the rubric of "church maintenance" activities -- volunteerism entirely within, and for the benefit of, the church building and immediate church community. As a result of this siphoning of volunteer energy into the care and feeding of churches themselves, most of the volunteering that happens out in the larger community -- from AIDS hospices to food shelves to international aid workers to those feeding the hungry and housing the homeless and caring for the elderly -- comes from the category of "unchurched" volunteers."
Author: Dale McGowan
2. "Biffy said, off the cuff, "Or we could find a replacement queen.""Volunteering for the position?""Why, Professor, is that wittiness I detect?""Only for you.""Charmer." Biffy tapped him on the arm playfully."
Author: Gail Carriger
3. "Volunteering to help others is the right thing to do, and it also boosts personal happiness; a review of research by the Corporation for National and Community Service shows that those who aid the causes they value tend to be happier and in better health. They show fewer signs of physical and mental aging. And it's not just that helpful people also tend to be healthier and happier; helping others causes happiness. "Be selfless, if only for selfish reasons," as one of my happiness paradoxes holds. About one-quarter of Americans volunteer, and of those, a third volunteer for more than a hundred hours each year."
Author: Gretchen Rubin
4. "When I met Paul Ryan 22 years ago, he was a student at Miami of Ohio volunteering on my campaign."
Author: John Boehner
5. "Citizen activists look in the mirror, see what they're really good at and then apply their talents to solving social problems. It's skills-based volunteering."
Author: Jonathan Tisch
6. "For a few unfortunate kids, winter did not spell the end of the school year. There were the so-called voluntary winter courses. No kid I knew ever volunteered to go to these classes; parents, of course, did the volunteering for them."
Author: Khaled Hosseini
7. "You volunteering to play Big Gulp?~Wraith"
Author: Larissa Ione
8. "Hey Rose, welcome back. You still breaking hearts?""Are you volunteering?" His grin widened." Let's hang out sometime and find out. If you ever get parole."
Author: Richelle Mead
9. "Abby, listen to me. I can hear thoughts–" – Sundown"Little late now, bucko. I noticed. Thanks for volunteering that. Let me give you a Hero Award for your first confession. Big flippin' hairy doo dah…Woo. Hoo." – Abigail"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
10. "There's a lot of pointing. A festival of pointing and at very close range to other people's eyes, given the width of the space. Also detracting from the exhibit's potential tranquility is the display cabinet of pinned specimens along one wall. I found this disturbing from the start. You don't see a whole lot of stuffed polar bears in the polar bear exhibit at the zoo, for instance. And butterflies have phenomenal vision so it's not like they can't see the mass crucifixion in their midst. I was offended on behalf of the butterflies and thus pleased with my offense. Let the empathizing begin! This volunteering thing was working already. I am a good person, hear me give!"
Author: Sloane Crosley
11. "I have flaws, what are they? Oh, I don't know, I sing in the shower, sometimes I spend too much time volunteering, occasionally I'll hit someone with my car."
Author: Steve Carell
12. "To know that once you decide to look at life outside of the narrow limits of just your world and start to understand that you can make a difference in very simple ways - in volunteering and all the way up to bigger world problems."
Author: Susan Sarandon
13. "Cary Taylor. Loving you isn't a character defect.""Well, it's not very smart. I was such an asshole to him," he muttered, looking disgruntled. "He could do so much better.""That isn't your decision to make for him.""Someone needs to make it.""And you're volunteering because you love him, too." My mouth curved. "Don't you think that sounds ass-backwards?"
Author: Sylvia Day
14. "The thing was to wear a bathing suit and look good in it, to somehow make yourself worthy of the scenario you were volunteering for."
Author: Tom Perrotta
15. "Volunteering abroad is a powerful force for change but only if you choose the right project."
Author: Volunteer 4 Africa

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