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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.
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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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What started as seven projects and 100 volunteers has grown to more than 20 projects and 750 volunteers, Shah said.
These are two remarkable volunteers," said National Commander Paul W.
Despite all the wonderful reasons to become a volunteer, why is it that the numbers of volunteers are so low and that organizations that depend on volunteers to survive are struggling?
VITA program volunteers receive training that focuses on the type of client they will be helping.
IESC has added what it calls a Geekcorps, 2,500-strong, of volunteers specializing in IT-related assignments.
If kids are forced to volunteer, then it won't be fun," she says.
As part of the AICPA's 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy effort, the Institute is helping CPAs join the Internal Revenue Service's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.
To maximize the effectiveness of their volunteer efforts, CPAs can use the following campaign resources:
The Person Program is unique because in its 37-year history it has been entirely dependent upon parent volunteers who bring monthly art lessons to classrooms throughout the region (see Table 1).
These studies suggest that people with high volunteer role-identity salience will be more likely to define themselves as regular volunteers, have a greater number of friendships linked to volunteering, perceive higher expectations from others to volunteer, and ultimately volunteer more often when given the opportunity to engage in helpful, caring and potentially life saving behaviors (such as organ donation).
As mothers have joined the workforce, the traditional volunteer base has declined.
In doing so, we didn't feel that we could totally change the face of the program, so we received approval from our state Corporation for National and Community Service office to work with volunteers outside the realm of age 55.
We find volunteers through the GCO Web site, media articles, word of mouth, former volunteers, and from the community organizations.
Volunteers have to dig out the eggs by hand, sifting the sand gently, one handful at a time.
In 2000 the workforce communication team for the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games designed and implemented programmes to inform, involve and retain employees and volunteers for the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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