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Meaning of volunteering in English

volunteering Add to word list Add to word list present participle of volunteer volunteer verb uk

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/ ˌvɒl.ənˈtɪə r /
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C1 [ I or T ] to offer to do something that you do not have to do, often without having been asked to do it and/or without expecting payment : [ + to infinitive ] During the emergency many staff volunteered to work through the weekend . He volunteered for the army (= he joined even though he did not have to) . I volunteered myself for the position of Health and Safety Representative . humorous My friends volunteered me to do the talking . [ T ] to give information without being asked : If I were you, I wouldn't volunteer any details of what happened . [ + speech ] "I saw her going out of the main entrance half an hour ago," he volunteered. More examples Fewer examples You can accuse me of cowardice , but I still wouldn't volunteer to fight in a war . I volunteered to do the washing up. Many women volunteered to work as nurses in the war . Did anybody volunteer to tidy up? They all volunteered to help with the digging . SMART Vocabulary: related words and phrases Accepting & agreeing acceptance accepting accommodation accreditation agree to something agree with something compact conclusion consensual currency ratification re-establish regrant revalidate revalidation rise to the bait idiom root signatory unquestioning without a murmur idiom See more results »

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Examples of volunteering

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In English, many past and present participles of verbs can be used as adjectives. Some of these examples may show the adjective use.

Volunteering and depression: the role of psychological and social resources in different age groups. From the Cambridge English Corpus She had returned to her active schedule with friends, and volunteering . From the Cambridge English Corpus Most start by understating the problem of remuneration, some going as far as volunteering for unpaid work. From the Cambridge English Corpus Many researchers have speculated as to why volunteering promotes positive outcomes. From the Cambridge English Corpus The concept of volunteering as a semi-recreational activity for older people which enhances their social participation and well-being sits comfortably with this image. From the Cambridge English Corpus The service demonstrates the positive effects of volunteering for older people, and the value and effectiveness of peer-to-peer communication for vulnerable callers. From the Cambridge English Corpus For those who didn't have serious problems, volunteering appeared to be regarded as health insurance. From the Cambridge English Corpus The costs of volunteering were perceived as time, responsibility, invasion of social life, failure, anxiety, and the duration and intensity of training. From the Cambridge English Corpus This situation is perfectly familiar, and applies not only to religious vocations generally, but to non-religious cases of volunteering , such as for a military mission. From the Cambridge English Corpus Promoting transformative learning enables community volunteering to provide meaningful roles for seniors, and promotes citizenship participation and the social economy in an ageing society. From the Cambridge English Corpus At one end of this spectrum is formal paid employment, and at the other end is unpaid community self-help, mutual aid and volunteering . From the Cambridge English Corpus Almost embarrassingly eager to let us know how much research he has done, he is the theater's ultimate teacher's pet, forever volunteering details. From the Cambridge English Corpus Volunteering , like voting, is another form of social participation. From the Cambridge English Corpus For example, the relatively numerous characters portrayed in volunteering could make older people aware of possible activities for themselves. From the Cambridge English Corpus A similar, though weaker, relationship was shown between volunteering and chronic physical-health problems. From the Cambridge English Corpus These examples are from corpora and from sources on the web. Any opinions in the examples do not represent the opinion of the Cambridge Dictionary editors or of Cambridge University Press or its licensors. C1

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