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army volunteer

To select, nominate, or assign someone to carry out a task or duty that he or she is unwilling or unprepared to undertake. My boss always army volunteers me to pick up lunch for the office.
See also: army, volunteer

volunteer as something

to submit oneself as a person ready or willing to do something. Would you be willing to volunteer as a marcher? I will volunteer as a helper in the hospital.
See also: volunteer

volunteer for something

 
1. to submit oneself for some task without being asked. Ivolunteered for the job. I didn't volunteer for this.
2. to work as an unpaid volunteer for a charity, etc. On Sundays she volunteers as a receptionist at the hospital.
See also: volunteer
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This year, the event added a volunteer fair where nonprofits could set up information booths and get to know members of the community and one another.
Thankful for the good treatment by DAV and volunteers, he decided after he had healed to become a volunteer to repay the kindnesses--and that's what he's done for 55 years.
A 10-year study of physical health and social activities of 2700 men in Tecumseh, Michigan, found that those who did regular volunteer work had death rates 2 1/2 times lower than those who didn't.
The IRS has developed a new online tool, "Link and Learn Taxes," an e-learning course designed for "individuals and groups who volunteer their time and knowledge to help fellow taxpayers complete their tax returns" (for information, see www.
I learned to hit the ground running, which is exactly what a volunteer must do.
If kids are forced to volunteer, then it won't be fun," she says.
In addition, the AICPA Tax Division's Tax Pro-Bono Task Force also worked with the IRS on its volunteer program regarding quality control.
These studies suggest that people with high volunteer role-identity salience will be more likely to define themselves as regular volunteers, have a greater number of friendships linked to volunteering, perceive higher expectations from others to volunteer, and ultimately volunteer more often when given the opportunity to engage in helpful, caring and potentially life saving behaviors (such as organ donation).
Each volunteer rotated his/her role as primary and supporting presenter.
Volunteers are used in their highest and best capacity.
There is no question that the Lunch Buddy program offers an attractive volunteer opportunity.
Most volunteer board members assume they face no real risk of major liability, but that isn't true.
Children feel so connected they often start calling their volunteer counselors, "mom" and "dad.
The project uses volunteer teams to tag female loggerheads, locate their nests, relocate them if they are too close to the tide line and protect the nests from predators with wire mesh.
It united the volunteer, paid and contractor staff into one group with set objectives and vision--it was about one GamesForce with one clear goal--no matter where you came from," she says.
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