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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.
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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Volunteers flock to the programs, and dropout rates are only about 3 percent, compared to about 40 percent for conventional volunteer programs.
Last year, more than 3 million volunteers participated across the country.
Their now long careers as dedicated, compassionate DAV volunteers have been recognized with the 2006 George H.
When stress is reduced, as it is when one volunteers, there is an increased production of endorphins, the brain's natural tranquilizer.
Despite the lack of institutional rewards (such as course release, merit pay or other recognition), these volunteers continue to contribute to tax education and compliance through the service-minded nature of their efforts.
Fees range from a share of communal groceries on backcountry trips (the American Hiking Society and Wilderness Volunteers offer dozens of weeklong trips for $120 and $219-$239, respectively) to more deluxe lodgings in hotels or condos.
Like the wives of many other CEO volunteers, Helen found ways of pitching in.
Many teens who volunteer learn valuable lessons that can last a lifetime.
Training to participate in VITA has been streamlined so that CPA volunteers can focus on areas with which they are not as familiar, like the EITC and rules relating to children.
Relative to the present study, the more an individual volunteers, the more likely he/she will sign donor cards because doing so is consistent with volunteer identity--volunteers must behave like volunteers.
In terms of the development of a local soccer league, church volunteers were actively participating in a mentoring/tutoring program with individually assigned students at an elementary school.
In the next issue, we will explore specific techniques for attracting and retaining volunteers.
The approach is based on using a pool of community volunteers, with each adult mentor paired with a child to spend a lunch period with on a weekly basis.
For example, the act doesn't protect volunteers in situations where they violate federal or state civil rights laws.
In order to provide the Turning Neighbors Into Friends camp program in Los Angeles, we first formed a community coalition with a number of local organizations and schools to help us find, register, and organize children from their communities who would benefit from the program and to send one or more volunteers to participate in the camp.
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