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Nearly nine out of 10 U.S. Christians said being generous was ‘extremely’ or ‘very’ important, with nearly a third of them saying volunteering or serving others was the way they expressed their generosity, a survey found. […] Read More

The two most generous nations are Indonesia and Australia, says a survey of adults, who were asked how often they donated money, volunteered their time or helped a stranger. […] Read More

Volunteering and other hands-on ways of helping others are more likely to be seen as generous actions by U.S. adults over financial contributions, a report says. […] Read More

Comic-Con International is the annual gathering of all things pop culture held in San Diego. The convention has panels and gatherings on almost anything to do with comics, movies, television and video games. Despite all of these opportunities, I signed up to volunteer this year. First, I wanted to see how Comic-Con is run from […] Read More

Lots of goodwill people are looking for ways to serve. Sometimes it just takes a small number of visionary leaders, along with adequate available resources, and people will jump in remarkable numbers to become effective conduits of service. For the fourth year in a row, employees of Baylor Scott & White Health in Dallas chose […] Read More

Male volunteers are rare. A local elementary school counselor shared this with me recently, leading me to search for data to determine if this anecdotal experience reflected a larger trend. The latest U.S. census data (2010) revealed that males represent 49.2 percent of the population. In 2015, 21.3 percent of all males volunteered their time, […] Read More

The word “member” was, in its original biblical usage, a very healthy, organic term. It’s found 45 times in the New Testament, with only nine instances in the gospels. Paul uses “member” in his use of the body metaphor in 1 Corinthians 12, describing the church as one body with many members. This was a […] Read More

U.S. citizens who are “highly religious” – praying daily and attending religious services weekly – tend to be happier, to spend time with extended family and to volunteer, according to the Pew Research Center. Forty percent of highly religious individuals said they are “very happy” with their life, compared to 29 percent of other respondents. […] Read More

Delaying retirement – or continuing to be employed in retirement – is a new dynamic for many aging Americans. “Some 82 percent of workers 50 and older say it is at least somewhat likely they will work for pay in retirement,” reported the Associated Press. “And 47 percent of them now expect to retire later […] Read More