Labors of Love
What makes people volunteer to help others? Reviewer Darcy Courteau tries to find some answers in a study by two sociologists.
A Social Profile.
By Marc A. Musick and John Wilson. Indiana Univ. Press.
663 pp. $39.95
Ask anyone who has done much volunteering and you are bound to hear—along with heartwarming stories of teaching a kid to read or saving a church slated for demolition—tales of abuse. A friend recalls the Saturday she sacrificed to help build a playground at a New Orleans...