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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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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.
She began volunteering with everything she could become involved in, including hospitals and other service organizations.
They started volunteering last Christmas through her friendship with Sala Simonds, whom she met through the Alpha Charter Guild, a hospital fund-raising group.
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.
Jon Heller, who also has been volunteering for four years, has wanted to be a firefighter for a long time.
Recently, Dhairyasheel began volunteering at the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, as well.
Last year the VIPs saved the citizens of this city about $350,000 by volunteering their time,'' said Senior Deputy Larry Logan of the Crime Prevention unit, who lectured the class on radio procedures.
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.
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.
Anne began volunteering at the center in 2004 after attending a lecture given by the refugees.
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.
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.
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