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Definition of Volunteer

Volunteer

  1. One who enters into, or offers for, any service of his own free will.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Of or pertaining to a volunteer or volunteers; consisting of volunteers; voluntary; as, volunteer companies; volunteer advice.
  5. To offer or bestow voluntarily, or without solicitation or compulsion; as, to volunteer one's services.
  6. To enter into, or offer for, any service of one's own free will, without solicitation or compulsion; as, he volunteered in that undertaking.

Volunteer Quotations

Be of service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker, or you make time every month to do volunteer work, there is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of empowerment than being of service to someone in need.
Gillian Anderson

The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier on earth.
Stonewall Jackson

The idea of kids helping other kids is such a great way to introduce children to being involved in charitable causes and volunteer work, setting them on the path to doing good for others throughout their lives.
Brandy Norwood

I used to work as a volunteer in a hospice, but I don't have any nursing skills or cooking skills or anything, so I was what they call an escort. I would take people to the support groups every night, and I would have to sit sort of on the sidelines so I could take them back to hospice at the end of the meeting.
Chuck Palahniuk

I did most of my volunteer work when I was in college because I knew of more ways to get involved. In high school, we'd do things like, there was a homeless shelter near our hometown and our church group decorated one of the rooms. In college, I was in a sorority, and we did a lot of things, like pick up trash on the highway.
Carrie Underwood
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Volunteer Translations

volunteer in Afrikaans is vrywilliger
volunteer in Dutch is vrijwilliger, volontair
volunteer in German is Freiwilliger
volunteer in Italian is volontario, volontario
volunteer in Spanish is presentarse voluntario
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