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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)

1. To choose or offer to assume or fulfill some role or position without being asked, directed, or required to do so. I don't know why everyone thinks I volunteered as class secretary, because I definitely didn't! She volunteered as the spokesperson of the group.
2. To perform some role or duty without pay, as for charity. I volunteer as a firefighter on the weekends. Why don't you volunteer as a reader down at the retirement home? They would really appreciate your help.
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volunteer for (something)

To choose or offer to assume or undertake some position, role, or duty without being asked, directed, or required to do so. I know you didn't volunteer for this responsibility, but you've done an admirable job filling in after Jack left the company. She volunteered for the role, not realizing how much additional work it entailed.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Our volunteers give up their own free time and demonstrate commitment and passion which enhances the services our clients receive.
"We hope that more members of our local community decide to volunteer with EitC and we can build on the solid foundations that we currently have in place."
Before changing the group's name in 2014, UAE Nashama Volunteers used to be known as Hatta Dubai Volunteers.
Noor Imran informed that the BVN is a youth-led network of volunteers working in 18 universities and 83 districts of all provinces to promote volunteering, celebrate diversity and create virtual and physical spaces for youth in Pakistan.
She added that the work offers many benefits: 'Volunteer work helps make me a leader, helps me to work within a team, to solve solutions and aquire more skills.'
He informed about the work carried out by the Agency in this area, saying the scope of the measures will be expanded in accordance with the "SME Volunteers" program.
The spill over effect between parental volunteering and associated volunteering by their children has a wide influence, and while many people volunteer with the same organisations that their parents did, not all do - 89% of the railway volunteers also volunteered for secondary organisations, such as the National Trust, Citizens Advice, religious institutions, RSPB, and many local charities.
Reem Al Hashemi with a group of volunteers at the Expo House of Volunteers.
Time Please provides a robust menu of volunteering activities and unites the volunteering ecosystem by connecting the volunteers to volunteer organizations using a simple, convenient and easy to understand web platform.
The popular social car scheme ran by the centre - where volunteer drivers, using their own cars take people to health appointments and some social appointments has travelled 9155 miles in the last year.
Over the years, governments, businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals contribute the International Volunteer Day through various activities including voluntary community projects, parades, marches or rallies, award giving ceremonies for volunteers who made significant contributions to their communities, time donation campaigns that involve people pledging hours of voluntary service to specific projects are also included.
JEDDAH: On the occasion of World Volunteer Day, the Ministry of Health initiated a campaign titled "My Volunteering is Health," to commemorate World Volunteer Day which falls on Dec.
Tribune News Network Doha The Qatar Football Association (QFA) celebrated the International Volunteer Day by honouring a selection of volunteers who previously took part in QFA's matches and tournaments, and volunteered the most number of times.
The Qatar Football Association (QFA) yesterday celebrated the International Volunteer Day which falls today by honouring a selection of volunteers who previously took part in QFA's matches and tournaments, and volunteered the most number of times.
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