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I value and admire those who wish to serve others, either out of a sense of civic duty, a desire to give something back to the community, or simply because they care about people suffering and struggling and want to help.  While not all of us can run for public office, work for a non profit community service organization, or volunteer to help the sick, deprived, uneducated, etc--we can show our support for dedicated public servants and groups that do.  At times I have felt good about giving my own time and energy or charitable contribution to aid such efforts.  

Alternate Concise Characterization with Wikipedia Entries:

often engages in volunteering

values public or civil service

involved in community service

practices charitable giving, values Philanthropy

summary Wikipedia article: Prosocial Behavior

Numerical Characterization with TFJD code: 2332

Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 216

Related Words, Beliefs, Background -- 34 entries            Songs!            Discussion from The Worldview Literacy Book

playing  card related:  these are club worldview themes: individual <---> group             card #21 concise description

More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #21B: Service to Others

Volunteerism   (from online encyclopedia)
Helping Behavior (from online encyclopedia)
Civic Duty   (from online dictionary)
Officials, Bureaucratic  (from online encyclopedia)
Servant Leadership (from online encyclopedia)
Points of Light Foundation and Volunteer Center National Network
Volunteers of America
The Giving Pledge ("a commitment by the world's wealthiest individuals and families")
"Philanthropy: China's Carnegie" (article from The Economist May 3 2014)
Volunteering is good for mental health (BMJ Open Journal based report by Ashley Welch on CBS News Aug 9 2016)
"Bill Gates wants China to encourage wealthy Chinese to be more giving" by Rachel Armstrong and Andrew Toh (Apr 6 2014 Reuters news item)
"America's Most Generous: Zuckerbergs Donate $970 Million" (Feb 2014 report from The Irish Times)
"Spending Money on Others Promotes Happiness" by Elizabeth Dunn, etal (research paper in 21 March 2008 issue of  Science)
"A New Era of Service" by Barack Obama (essay in Time March 30 2009)
Corporation for National and Community Service (supports "the American culture of citizenship, service, and responsibility")
"What is Servant Leadership? (from the Greenleaf Center for Service Leadership)
Charity Village (Canadian non-profit resources supersite)
Volunteerism--Resources in the United Nations System
Volunteerism in the U.S. (State Dept. info on  public service)
Volunteering and Civic Life in America 2012 (USA gov site provides "the most comprehensive look at volunteering and civic life in the 50 states")
"Can Service Save Us?" by Joe Klein ( Time cover story about therapeutic value of public service, July1 2013)
"Public Service is Cool Again" by Taylor Barnes (August 18 2009 article in Christian Science Monitor)
"Micro Volunteers Phone It In" by Amy Farnsworth, (article in Christian Science Monitor, August 2, 2009)
Making a Difference at Home, by Caroline Kennedy (2007 Time article about volunteerism, public service)
Advice for Volunteers
Resources for Finding/Creating Volunteer Opportunities (list of links provided by Patricia Sarmiento)
Volunteer Match (organization devoted to pairing volunteers with non-profit organizations)
Voices for National Service (organization devoted to promoting Americorps)
Youth Service America
How to Become a Volunteer Firefighter
Volunteers in Politics
Giving: How Each of Us Can Change The World, by Bill Clinton (about the book--Clinton Foundation website)
The Do-Gooder Option, by Dan Kadlec  (November 12, 2007 Time magazine article)
Yahoo News Coverage of Philanthropy and Volunteerism
Network for Good
Council on Foundations (promoting knowledge, growth, and action in philanthropy)
A Tradition of Public Service (Harvard University Guide) 
Partnership for Public Service: Work for USA
A Public Service Career in Teaching (on Teach for America website)
USA Freedom Corps (government organization devoted to "We want to be a nation that serves goals larger than self")
Civilian Response Corps ("ready to deploy civilian professionals to support overseas reconstruction & stabilization") 
Project Health (dedicated to "breaking the link between poverty and poor health," employs undergrad volunteers)
quotes related to volunteerism  (from Energize, Inc. a website for leaders of volunteers)
quotes related to generosity

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from Coming of Age in the Global Village,  by Stephen P. Cook,  with Donella H. Meadows.