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army volunteer

To select, nominate, or assign someone to carry out a task or duty that they are 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.
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.
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Most likely the most visible and often cited emotional benefit of volunteering is the enhanced compassion and empathy we gain from the volunteer activity.
To determine the relationships between volunteer identity (VBQ) and frequency of volunteering, bi-variate correlations were calculated.
Good deeds in old age: Volunteering by the new leisure class.
Helping people extends beyond volunteering to assist veterans.
Akkad began volunteering at the shelter just over five years ago after leaving her volunteer work at High Desert Hospital, where she helped in the pediatric clinic.
They started volunteering last Christmas through her friendship with Sala Simonds, whom she met through the Alpha Charter Guild, a hospital fund-raising group.
Jon Heller, who also has been volunteering for four years, has wanted to be a firefighter for a long time.
Adam also regularly asks other teachers and school personnel if they need help, and has recruited other students to join him in his after-school volunteering.
Dhairyasheel, a senior at Central High School, helped provide medical treatment to low-income people by volunteering at a community clinic, a veterans hospital and a regional medical center.
Saturday, those interested in volunteering had a choice of attending festivals at Los Angeles Harbor College, the Federal Building in Westwood, the University of Southern California or CSUN.
Aubrey, an eighth-grader at Woodland Middle School, spent last summer volunteering as a junior counselor at a children's day camp, with a goal of making a positive impact on as many young campers as possible.
For Vinnie Ruggieri, the president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of San Fernando & Santa Clarita Valleys, volunteering is both a duty and a reward.
Anne began volunteering at the center in 2004 after attending a lecture given by the refugees.
Venezia says the cost of volunteering, a few hours each week, is far outweighed by a sense of personal accomplishment that comes from knowing you've truly helped someone else.
I recommend that when you hear anyone is volunteering for anything, you determine whether or not they are a truly a volunteer, before you laud them too much.
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