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The Giver

Key Questions and Answers

Summary Key Questions and Answers

3) Where does Jonas volunteer?

Jonas volunteers in many different places around the community instead of gravitating toward one role. He evidently enjoys the rare opportunity to choose how to spend his time and appreciates the freedom to experience the different roles. However, unlike his peers who consistently volunteer at one place, Jonas has no idea which job the elders will assign him because volunteer hours are an important factor in their decision. This uncertainty contributes to Jonas’s apprehension in the days leading to the Ceremony of Twelve.