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volunteerism

[vol-uh n-teer-iz-uh m] /ˌvɒl ənˈtɪər ɪz əm/
noun
1.
voluntarism (def 2).
2.
the policy or practice of volunteering one's time or talents for charitable, educational, or other worthwhile activities, especially in one's community.
Origin of volunteerism
1835-1845
1835-45; volunteer + -ism
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volunteerism

/ˌvɒlənˈtɪərɪzəm/
noun
1.
the principle of donating time and energy for the benefit of other people in the community as a social responsibility rather than for any financial reward
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Word Origin and History for volunteerism
n.

1844, with reference to armed forces; from volunteer + -ism. In reference to volunteer labor in community activities, by 1977.

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