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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

It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.
Julius Caesar

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

People who volunteer at the recycling center or soup kitchen through a church or neighborhood group can come to feel part of something 'larger.' Such a sense of belonging calls on a different part of a self than the market calls on. The market calls on our sense of self-interest. It focuses us on what we 'get.'
Arlie Russell Hochschild

We reserve our deepest respect and admiration for those who volunteer for service and give their lives to help keep our nation secure.
Mitt Romney

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
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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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