volunteerism

[ vol-uhn-teer-iz-uhm ]
/ ˌvɒl ənˈtɪər ɪz əm /

noun

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

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Origin of volunteerism

First recorded in 1835–45; volunteer + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for volunteerism

volunteerism
/ (ˌvɒlənˈtɪərɪzəm) /

noun

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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