[ UK /vˌɒləntˈi‍ə/ ]
[ US /ˌvɑɫənˈtɪɹ/ ]
  1. without payment
    the soup kitchen was run primarily by unpaid helpers
    a volunteer fire department
  1. a person who performs voluntary work
  2. (military) a person who freely enlists for service
  1. tell voluntarily
    He volunteered the information
  2. do volunteer work
  3. agree freely
    She volunteered to drive the old lady home
    I offered to help with the dishes but the hostess would not hear of it
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How To Use volunteer In A Sentence

  • Any expenses incurred by volunteers will be reimbursed.
  • More volunteers follow with lurid tales of domestic mishaps, each earning applause. Times, Sunday Times
  • They depend on volunteers and have a high turnover following any criticism of their activities or decisions.
  • High school students who do volunteer work are not atypical.
  • We still went ahead getting the property ready for the season, training seasonal staff and volunteers.
  • Animal welfare organisations said that many of the tests are unnecessary or could be performed on human volunteers. Times, Sunday Times
  • In December 1936 a decree was issued which made all volunteer forces subject to military jurisdiction.
  • The local Foróige Youth Club is looking for adults to volunteer their services once a week to help in the operation of the club.
  • This certifies that the bearer is a Volunteer Junior Assistant Deputy co-operating with the police force of Rocky Beach. THE MYSTERY OF THE PURPLE PIRATE
  • That brings up significant issues as authoritative source vs . volunteered geographic information.
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