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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.
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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.
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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.
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Volunteer coordinators have been drawn from - indeed volunteered from - the library's support groups and from a variety of its voluntary activities.
The President's Volunteer Service Award recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country.
Kim Wells, who brought her son Garin, 14, and daughter Hailey, 12, said they had never volunteered as a family before but the Sept.
In Glendale, 27 people, including artists from the Cartoon Network, volunteered to work alongside teen-agers at Bliss Unlimited, a nonprofit organization that co-founder Linda Maxwell called a ``youth business academy in a retail environment.
In the early 60s they volunteered and I've been here since then,'' Linder said.
For the last five years, Berger has volunteered his gardening skills at three San Fernando Valley schools.
Finally, Brittney and a group of her friends volunteered to pick up trash scattered around a local park and in other areas of her community.
They will never persuade some of us that they were drafted, rather than volunteered for the position and the taxpayer is thus responsible.
Then he volunteered to help the school's technology coordinator with various computer projects, such as making Internet cords, installing programs, and moving equipment.
And the reason she volunteered is a noble one: guarding the arroyo, she said, will give her personal satisfaction in knowing she may prevent another child's death.
In all, more than 100 people volunteered to work on the project, and nearly $2,000 worth of materials were donated.
She also helped stage an AIDS-awareness play and volunteered as a camp counselor for an outdoor school.
14 Citibankers volunteered at 10 organizations, including schools, churches, and courthouses, to teach 478 students the Citibank savings module from the Financial Education Curriculum.
Even though the time commitment is small, it makes a big difference in the lives of people who don't always get a lot of visitors," said Elizabeth Mettee, a Grace employee who volunteered for the program.