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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.
See also: army, volunteer

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.
See also: volunteer
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For Kathleen Sturvey, LARC's executive director, the volunteer help is invaluable.
The 2006 Seal Award recipients are outstanding examples of those who volunteer their services to benefit our nation's sick and disabled veterans," said National Director of Voluntary Services Edward E.
The opportunity to make new friends and acquaintances enhances the volunteer experience.
Improve training and volunteer commitment to quality
The first to computerize the organization's volunteer database, Vogel also opened 10 offices in Africa and the Middle East over the course of seven years.
Without volunteers helping, many taxpayers end up paying unconscionable amounts for refund anticipation loans and other "products" offered by commercial preparers.
Picture Person volunteers were described as "wonderful", "fantastic ladies", "well-prepared", "enthusiastic", and "knowledgeable".
To assess the strength of his/her volunteer identity, each participant completed the Volunteer Behavior Questionnaire (VBQ) (Chamg, Piliavin, & Callero, 1988).
The fact that RSVP is having to actively recruit seniors into the program may come as a bit of a shock to all those who blindly assume that all seniors like to volunteer in the community, especially when children are involved.
In arts and crafts, led by a volunteer artist from Hawaii, children are encouraged to make things they can give to other children, as well as keep for themselves.
one morning, volunteer Lawrence Baltimore announced that he wanted to go bird watching.
It united the volunteer, paid and contractor staff into one group with set objectives and vision--it was about one GamesForce with one clear goal--no matter where you came from," she says.
The exhausted Kennedy gave a brief, unprepared speech, asking who among the students would volunteer part of their lives to serve overseas for the United States.
The first volunteer, Irene Ty of Toronto went to the Amity Foundation in China to teach English as a second language.
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