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Volunteer to Be a Detective

Let's pretend you and Uncle Sam are detectives.  You are about to use all of your detective skills to uncover the information on the attached worksheet.  Before you begin, uncover the definition of a volunteer.

After completing the attached worksheet, discuss with your teacher and classmates what the advantages and disadvantages would be if your community had no volunteers and if you had only volunteers.


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The most common reason people volunteer is to give back to society. Sharing your skills and talent can provide non-profit organizations with talent they would not normally be able to afford to hire. Not only could you reap the benefits from making new contacts, but you’ll feel good contributing.

*Citizenship section select ideas derived from Citizenship, Learning to Live as Responsible Citizens, published by Good Apple, Inc.

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