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volunteerism

[ vol-uhn-teer-iz-uhm ]

noun

  1. the policy or practice of volunteering one's time or talents for charitable, educational, or other worthwhile activities, especially in one's community.


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 History and Origins

Origin of volunteerism1

First recorded in 1835–45; volunteer + -ism

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Example Sentences

“Lindsay was a bright spirit and a leader, who was also dedicated to service, particularly getting young people involved in politics and generally promoting volunteerism,” Jones said.

The goal, Akbar said, was to create social reform through volunteerism.

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To address this need, anti-hoarding apps for personal protective equipment and apps that promote volunteerism can prove useful.

But the college never wanted us to view the community service they encouraged as mere charity or volunteerism.

The gifting, donations, volunteerism and work hours were all weighed evenly.

Keep in mind this is the same man who took a brave stance against volunteerism.

Then she spoke at a widely covered city-government event promoting volunteerism, with the mayor at her side.

At a presidential forum, he was asked if he saw American exceptionalism through good deeds and volunteerism.

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