Definition of 'volunteer'


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1. botany A plant that grows in disturbed soil.

2. A native or resident of the American state of Tennessee.

3. military One who enters into military service voluntarily, but who, when in service, is subject to discipline and regulations like other soldiers; -- opposed to conscript; specifically, a voluntary member of the organized militia of a country as distinguished from the standing army.

4. law A person who acts out of his own will without a legal obligation, such as a donor.

5. One who enters into, or offers for, any service of his/her own free will, especially when done without pay.

6. A person who performs or offers to perform a service voluntarily.

7. Botany A cultivated plant growing from self-sown or accidentally dropped seed.

8. Law A person who works without pay or assumes an obligation to which he or she is not a party or otherwise interested.

9. A person who chooses to enter a branch of the military without being drafted or forced to do so by law.

10. One who enters into, or offers for, any service of his own free will.

11. (Law) A grantee in a voluntary conveyance; one to whom a conveyance is made without valuable consideration; a party, other than a wife or child of the grantor, to whom, or for whose benefit, a voluntary conveyance is made.

12. (Mil.) One who enters into service voluntarily, but who, when in service, is subject to discipline and regulations like other soldiers; -- opposed to conscript; specifically, a voluntary member of the organized militia of a country as distinguished from the standing army.

13. a person who performs voluntary work

14. a native or resident of Tennessee

15. (military) a person who freely enlists for service

16. In horticulture, a plant that comes up of itself from naturally scattered seed, in distinction from one that comes from sowing by the horticulturist.

17. In law, one who claims the benefit of a contract or conveyance although no consideration proceeded from him nor from any one in whose place he stands.

18. A tree which grows spontaneously: as, that pear-tree in my garden is a volunteer.

19. A person who enters military service of his own free will, and not by constraint or compulsion; one who offers to serve, and generally receives some consideration or privileges on that account; in the United States, especially during the civil war, a soldier of a body other than the regular army, but practically governed by the same laws when in service.

20. A person who enters into any service of his own free will.

21. Botany Growing from self-sown or accidentally dropped seed. Used of a cultivated plant or crop.

22. Being, consisting of, or done by volunteers.

23. Of or pertaining to a volunteer or volunteers; consisting of volunteers; voluntary

24. without payment

25. intransitive To enlist oneself as a volunteer.

26. intransitive, botany To grow without human sowing or intentional cultivation.

27. transitive To do or offer to do something voluntarily.

28. agree freely

29. tell voluntarily

30. do volunteer work

31. To perform or offer to perform a service of one's own free will.

32. To give or offer to give voluntarily.

33. To do charitable or helpful work without pay.

34. Informal To compel (someone) to do something.

35. To choose to enter military service of one's own free will.

36. To enter into, or offer for, any service of one's own free will, without solicitation or compulsion.

37. To offer or bestow voluntarily, or without solicitation or compulsion.


1. Parents should also volunteer this information on the initial invite.

2. His new confidence galvanised him into volunteering for active service.

3. Because we volunteer all this information.

4. The troops had volunteered to give evidence about what help is offered by the ministry to soldiers and veterans under Ihat investigation.

5. He volunteered his services to a refugee charity in western Germany offering classes for migrants seeking to understand how to establish relationships with Germans.

6. We offer leadership and volunteering opportunities and have more than 100 clubs that will make your CV stand out.

7. He has offered to volunteer for local charities but as soon as he gives his address as a homeless hostel'they don't want anything to do with you.

8. You have no moral obligation to volunteer the information.

9. In a few weeks a company of volunteers will plant thousands of reeds.

10. And tens of thousands more are volunteering their services for free.

11. We asked three reluctant volunteers to give up their gadgets for a day.

12. Many were also volunteering for his campaign.

13. She stayed and volunteered as a fire warden.

14. And who would volunteer to clean up afterwards?

15. He also acts as a volunteer in helping me with my office work and administration.

16. Many of those who come as volunteers return as friends.

17. Now the volunteers were receiving conflicting information.

18. They include stockpiling fire engines in secure areas and recruiting local volunteer crews.

19. We have been used to maintain the myth that there is independent advice for volunteers.

20. volunteer information about your real or imagined deficiencies.

21. Animal welfare organisations said that many of the tests are unnecessary or could be performed on human volunteers.

22. There were fewer problems than expected at airports and ports owing to hundreds of extra civil service volunteers.

23. This tiny force was bolstered by 200,000 hastily enlisted volunteers.

24. Today their army of 200 volunteers has chalked up some serious successes.

25. Part of the difficulties seem to stem from the fact that as an army sponsored organization, there are a lot of rules that an FRG needs to adhere to, and frankly, there is no way to hold volunteers accountable, and most will balk at the rediculous restrictions. ok, so I have to fill out how many dozen forms to _volunteer_ my time, including several on a continuing basis every time I do some volunteer work?

26. We advise against using the term "volunteer," and some people like the term "pro bono" especially in the legal field, where it is common.

27. At the most basic level this means encouraging their education by listening to them read every day. mickinlondon, I believe the term 'volunteer' signifies that they are not getting paid to work.

28. Gary, London, England, 06/06/2011 14:58 mickinlondon, I believe the term 'volunteer' signifies that they are not getting paid to work.

29. Alec Allison, London, 06/06/2011 15:18 mickinlondon, I believe the term 'volunteer' signifies that they are not getting paid to work.

30. The term "volunteer" is used loosely; following in the grand tradition of mildly pervy prestidigitators, Wuthergloom/Woolfe has a tendency to select the most attractive, young women in attendance to participate.

31. I grew up with the word "volunteer" as a very powerful word in my family.

32. ‘Last weekend volunteers undertook the painstaking task of cutting the grass around the base of each stone with scissors, in preparation for the restoration work.’

33. ‘Unfortunately in hurling, team officials are burdened with the extra task of finding volunteers as umpires and linesmen for almost all games.’

34. ‘It takes the help of many volunteers to make this event possible and we are in need of volunteers for all tasks.’

35. ‘The volunteers were prepared to offer advice to local farmers and landowners on tree planting schemes as well as local schools.’

36. ‘Most of the work restoring the canals has been undertaken by volunteers.’

37. ‘It will be strictly not for profit and much of the renovation work will be undertaken by volunteers.’

38. ‘We have been flooded with volunteers offering to help do whatever it takes to keep bus services running.’

39. ‘The department had earlier trained and employed student volunteers for the task to cut costs.’

40. ‘I'm contacting the Australian volunteers who formerly offered to take part in a test, and we'll keep you informed via this web page.’

41. ‘Matt was one of the volunteers who offered to go get food.’

42. ‘The student volunteers performed tasks on a microcomputer so that their cognitive function could be measured.’

43. ‘It was a major task for all volunteers and all concerned and everyone can feel proud now the event has passed into history.’

44. ‘The teachers are volunteers who have offered their expertise to the project as way of helping the community.’

45. ‘I need a volunteer to act as a subject in a photography experiment that I'm planning.’

46. ‘A number of volunteers agreed to act as stewards.’

47. ‘Around 1,000 students act as volunteers in the local community, working in schools, sports clubs and community groups.’

48. ‘The researchers asked 29 healthy male volunteers aged between 21 and 35 to take part in an experiment.’

49. ‘For my next trick, I'll need a volunteer from the audience.’

50. ‘We will require a few willing volunteers to help us with this major initiative.’

51. ‘There has been no shortage of volunteers willing to move homes at RAAF Base Tindal lately.’

52. ‘The success of any campaign to induce volunteers or force conscripts into an army will be decided, to a large extent, by circumstances.’

53. ‘Is it a conscript force, volunteer military, or blend?’

54. ‘Remember the old soldiering wish for volunteers rather than conscripts.’

55. ‘Present and past Army volunteers with veteran military vehicles will also be in the parade, which will start at 11 am.’

56. ‘Most of the deployed team members are volunteers and have infantry or combat arms experience.’

57. ‘This explains the seeming paradox of why we have a lower acceptance of combat casualties with a volunteer military than we had with a draft Army.’

58. ‘In addition, the mobilization of the nation's reserve forces only include retired conscripts rather than retired volunteers.’

59. ‘A former congressional staffer stands by to emphasize the vital difference between an army of volunteers and an armed militia.’

60. ‘U.S. volunteers rather than regulars provided the main military force this time.’

61. ‘These forces, consisting mostly of state militiamen, volunteers, and conscripts, endured heavy casualties.’

62. ‘Only if the military could recruit enough volunteers would the three-month service term become feasible.’

63. ‘Magistrates and constables did what they could to contain and disperse disorderly crowds, but troops were often called in: regular army soldiers, militiamen or volunteer forces.’

64. ‘The U.S. Army welcomed volunteers and paid privates $21 a month.’

65. ‘Additionally, a large number of volunteers and inactive Army Reserve soldiers have stepped forward and offered to serve.’

66. ‘The intent is to use reserve component volunteers and forces not recently mobilized to balance deployment stresses across the force.’

67. ‘All it would authorize was a volunteer army, whose members never reached a quarter of those required.’

68. ‘There may yet be a decline in volunteers, and the army is paying close attention to recruiting efforts in order to detect any problems early, so they can try and counter them.’

69. ‘In an all-volunteer army buttressed by a volunteer reserve, soldiers don't fight simply for abstractions.’

70. ‘Australia has a volunteer army reserve but no national service requirement.’

71. ‘The soldiers are a mix of those who served in the old army and new volunteers.’

72. ‘Besides the mother tree, there's a productive volunteer seedling nearby.’

73. ‘It is possible to transplant any small volunteers by digging them up when they're quite small.’

74. ‘The planting of cover crops or allowing volunteer plants to grow is becoming more common.’

75. ‘In 1999, sorghum planted in a field with widely scattered volunteer wheat plants was heavily damaged by chinch bugs.’

76. ‘If you let the flowers go to seed, you will have volunteer plants next spring.’

77. ‘The organization relies on volunteers to not only work behind the scenes in the office, but to also pick up a hammer and lend a helping hand in the actual construction of the homes.’

78. ‘The organization relies on volunteers to pick up donations, unpack donations, pack hampers and work in the food bank on Wednesdays.’

79. ‘What started out as bar talk ended up becoming an organization with 4,000 volunteers.’

80. ‘The Bradford branch's five charity shops could not function without the volunteers who support the paid staff.’

81. ‘She says she works harder in retirement as a volunteer than in the paid workforce.’

82. ‘The group is comprised of both volunteers and paid staff.’

83. ‘Last year the eight paid staff and 18 volunteers handled more than 50,000 inquiries.’

84. ‘We are an organization of civilian volunteers and cannot get relief aid into any location until the local authorities say it is safe and provide us with security and access.’

85. ‘Started in 1997, the organization is staffed solely by volunteers.’

86. ‘Hospitals, places of worship, museums, community centers and other organizations often need volunteers.’

87. ‘So far the organization's 155 trained volunteers have saved 600 of the city's animals.’

88. ‘Maybe it should take a lesson from the clubs and groups on campus that don't need to collect all this money from students, operate with only volunteers and ask speakers to volunteer as well.’

89. ‘It provides training in childcare to volunteers who join the organisation and has opened up a new career for many lower-middle class youngsters.’

90. ‘But as with any organisation that relies on volunteers for the majority of its effort, it is sometimes incredibly difficult to actually get things done.’

91. ‘He insists they are not employees, but unpaid volunteers recruited by the Universal Music and Video Distribution Group.’

92. ‘The Scottish Ambulance Service will train unpaid volunteers in rural Scotland in emergency medical techniques.’

93. ‘Besides Hammond, there are three project assistants and many dedicated volunteers.’

94. ‘The club is run by volunteers who donate their time and their money to look out for these gentle animals.’

95. ‘When the High Street store first opened it was staffed entirely by volunteers.’

96. ‘Angel Community Radio is staffed entirely by volunteers, with 60 per cent aged over 60.’

97. ‘Does a religious objection to duty amount to a belief, and does an unwillingness by a volunteer to respond to recall amount to a manifestation of that belief?’

98. ‘Here one has, on the evidence as I understand it, a volunteer who might well be inferred to have notice.’

99. ‘It similarly binds Mr. Murphy's children who are volunteers.’

100. ‘By that, we say it refers to a situation where, because of a family connection, there is trust and where a family member is prepared to do something when there is nothing in it for him where he is in equity purely a volunteer.’

101. ‘You can also offer your support by volunteering on race day.’

102. ‘But these men and women freely volunteered to do what they did, and they were paid, and paid well, for it.’

103. ‘Three employees volunteered to stay behind, and they worked long hours.’

104. ‘They were employees who volunteered to work overnight and at weekends handling emergencies.’

105. ‘Alex, after he had found out that I had gotten no other offers, had volunteered to stay home with me and hang out.’

106. ‘In the past, volunteering at work meant offering to make tea or organize the Secret Santa round of mystery gifts at Christmas.’

107. ‘Then, in September 2000, a team of fed-up employees volunteered to find a fix.’

108. ‘Some employees volunteered to sleep on office and shop house floors in order to be available for work the next day.’

109. ‘Now he will take jobs only within a 50-mile radius of his Atlanta headquarters - unless employees volunteer to staff a more distant site.’

110. ‘Employees who volunteer for the vaccination must be authorized by their employers.’

111. ‘The store's employees volunteer to teach Hunter Safety Education classes and provide safety training.’

112. ‘Some employees have volunteered to help in areas across the airport - from office-based computer staff to the duty manager of a terminal.’

113. ‘They were both dismissed on 31st March 1997, having volunteered for redundancy following a re-organisation.’

114. ‘The father volunteered for redundancy and later he and his sons decided that the company should cease trading.’

115. ‘And truth be told, we got ourselves a three page single spaced list of folks volunteering for that job.’

116. ‘Last week I gave her credit for actually volunteering to take this job.’

117. ‘He said that he had volunteered to do these jobs as he wished to learn everything associated with films.’

118. ‘Other reasons an employee may volunteer to work may include the desire for overtime hours or wanting to be home during the days after the storm when schools are closed and cleanup begins.’

119. ‘The future of about 60 people who'd volunteered to take redundancy hung in the balance.’

120. ‘He volunteered to get information and turn it over.’

121. ‘Today, the committee has 30 drivers who volunteer their help for the meals-on-wheels service.’

122. ‘But other southern states volunteering help, like Arkansas and Alabama, are not much better-off than their neighbours.’

123. ‘Many thanks also to all who volunteered help during the year both in fundraising and other areas.’

124. ‘The trust is holding a meeting for supporters on April 28 to encourage them to volunteer their help to run the centre.’

125. ‘I appeal to residents on the approach roads into the town to volunteer their help at least one night a week.’

126. ‘Others blame the neighbors who failed to volunteer their help in raising and home-schooling five small children.’

127. ‘When I am back ‘up to speed’ I will certainly be the first to volunteer my help, to get this project off the ground.’

128. ‘A couple of times each year I volunteer my help on one of these trips, and always leave feeling like I have put one over on someone.’

129. ‘Some people have volunteered their help, starting by learning sign language.’

130. ‘There is a great sense of achievement to be had from being involved in the event and that is why so many people continue to volunteer their help.’

131. ‘Other messages were from good samaritans eager to volunteer aid.’

132. ‘She quickly snatched up her son and took him down to the bombproof shelter, then volunteered her services to help the wounded men, whose numbers were multiplying by the hour.’

133. ‘Many local opticians and dentists volunteered their services to help the children.’

134. ‘To earn a bronze star youngsters have to volunteer their services to help the community.’

135. ‘If you are a carpenter in the Sacred Heart Parish and can volunteer your time freely please call into the centre any Tuesday night from 7.30 pm- 9pm.’

136. ‘She thanked everyone for their help during the year, particularly the dedicated ladies who volunteer their services on a weekly basis and keep all systems running smoothly.’

137. ‘Also important is the provision of optical and dental care and many of the city's opticians and dentists volunteer their services free to help the children.’

138. ‘Everyone involved had volunteered their time and service and a big thank you goes to them and to everyone who donated and helped in every way to make this appeal such a success.’

139. ‘Work is being co-ordinated by a professional charity fund-raising manager, who has kindly volunteered his services.’

140. ‘Instead of going back to the hotel, I called the newsroom and volunteered my services.’

141. ‘You just can't imagine volunteering the information that would kill your friends.’

142. ‘Instead, I allowed the witnesses to volunteer any information, impressions or feelings they had about the event and kept my eyes open.’

143. ‘What about the problem of silence in order to allow the accused to volunteer information, which is a very common technique of interrogation?’

144. ‘In each of the sections space was incorporated to allow to participants to volunteer additional information.’

145. ‘It has been gratifying to observe staff volunteering information on incidents involving medical devices, rather than simply trying to hide the event.’

146. ‘Don't expect young people to volunteer such information.’

147. ‘They both have given plausible reasons as to why they did not volunteer that information to the police.’

148. ‘But nobody volunteers that kind of information to tourists.’

149. ‘Only British Telecom volunteered the information that in the past year, 61 out of 108,000 employees had been sacked for that type of misconduct.’

150. ‘Some even volunteered information about corruption, politics and inter-ministerial rivalries.’

151. ‘It was only after much persuasion after the conference that she volunteered some information.’

152. ‘His friends volunteered the information that he likes holidays and wants to be a rally driver.’

153. ‘Many made no attempt to hide their Jewish background, and some attended the island government offices to volunteer information on their grandparents' ethnicity.’

154. ‘He looked at her expectantly but she didn't volunteer any more information.’

155. ‘Today detectives were shifting through information volunteered from the public following a witness appeal.’

156. ‘I resist the temptation to ask who was on the phone, but she volunteers the information.’

157. ‘Bob felt odd volunteering information, but it was necessary.’

158. ‘Near the end of the session, Anna disturbed me by volunteering information about her new relationship with Martin.’

159. ‘Fortunately, the conversation moved on, and I avoided volunteering any information on the subject.’

160. ‘He pressed on, but his mother wasn't volunteering any information, that much was evident.’

161. ‘She volunteered me to give Charlie a lift to Birmingham tomorrow evening.’

162. ‘He was a 19-year-old rifleman in Northern Ireland when he was volunteered to take part in what he thought was common cold research.’

163. ‘We fishermen had a small role to play; in addition to tagging our catches, Dan had volunteered us as fish herders.’

164. ‘Discovering I've got safety boat duty tomorrow, cos my brother opted out and volunteered me.’

165. ‘It was not until his teacher volunteered him to join the choir that his talent was discovered.’

166. ‘My pal Andy and I were volunteered to accompany her to England.’

167. ‘Lucky for me, we had an odd number of students in that class, and she always volunteered me to share with her.’

168. ‘Would you volunteer your client to give another series of polygraph tests with the Justice Department now?’

169. ‘However, she says she would be ready to volunteer him to be fitted with a tag if she discovered he was causing more trouble than he admitted.’

170. ‘She doesn't know it yet, but that's why it's going to be such a nice surprise when I volunteer her.’

171. ‘It was about 7 PM and my family had volunteered me to go collect dinner from a nearby restaurant.’

172. ‘I still don't know when I should tell him that I also volunteered him for possible race caravan duty.’

173. ‘Everyone seems to be having a fight and somewhere in the middle of all this, I was volunteered to fix everything.’

174. ‘But dad volunteered me because they needed another kid to take part.’

175. ‘When an official came to the door and asked if anyone wanted to box, my brother volunteered me.’

176. ‘The old man has something he wants done in San Francisco, and I've volunteered you.’

177. ‘How on earth was she going to tell her mom that she'd volunteered her to pick Ryan up?’

178. ‘Pete was volunteered to do the rigging, and was soon edging his way out on the rather vague ledges.’

179. ‘Jess, remind me to never ever let you volunteer us for anything ever again, okay?’

180. ‘Tom grabbed my wrist and raised my arm up as to volunteer me.’

181. ‘Immigrants' limited involvement revolves around volunteering for civic organizations.’

182. ‘Unlike older adults, very few volunteered through religious organizations.’

183. ‘He was actively involved in volunteering for various non-profit organizations, which primarily serve the minority population.’

184. ‘You could volunteer with a literacy organization and help teach people to read, or visit the local children's hospital and bring them gifts or just spend time with them.’

185. ‘When asked what led them to volunteer, more than two-thirds of those with children told us they volunteer for organizations that serve family members.’

186. ‘If you're into community service, I am sure there are several service groups or community organizations to volunteer with.’

187. ‘The opening message should be interesting enough to entice the potential volunteer to consider volunteering for the organization.’

188. ‘So if a volunteer is sued while volunteering for an unincorporated organisation, they won't be protected.’

189. ‘Summer can be an opportunity to work in summer schools or to volunteer in summer camps organizing different programs for children.’

190. ‘This made it easy for her to volunteer in the Children's Ward.’

191. ‘One of the best ways to get involved with AIDS action is simply to pick among the many AIDS organizations in the city and begin volunteering.’

192. ‘Below is a partial list of members who are giving their time and expertise to various community organizations-some of whom are volunteering for more than one group.’

193. ‘One of the women who volunteer at my pregnancy center herself became pregnant.’

194. ‘The organizers expect responsible, cooperative participants who will volunteer at least one hour of time to the Fair and the community.’

195. ‘They felt that other volunteering organizations limited themselves to just members who either paid member dues or to certain communities.’

196. ‘People are put off volunteering, he suggests, because of the increasing fear of litigation and frustration with the associated red tape.’

197. ‘Sixty per cent of participants have never volunteered before and evidence suggests that many will continue to volunteer in the future.’

198. ‘We could do with ten people to volunteer a couple of hours of their time over the next fortnight.’

199. ‘As the new head of the advisory council, he plans to revive the center, where's he's volunteered for more than 20 years.’

200. ‘Outside of work, he's volunteered with a number of local environmental and resource management committees.’

201. a volunteer fire department

Other users have misspelling volunteer as:

1. voluntee 4.44%

2. volenteer 3.59%

3. volunty 3.38%

4. volunter 2.96%

5. voluntar 2.11%

6. volounteer 2.11%

7. Other 81.41%

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