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Use of or reliance on volunteers, especially to perform social or educational work in communities.


(Sociology) 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


(ˌvɒl ənˈtɪər ɪz əm)

2. the policy or practice of volunteering one's time or services, as for charitable or community work.


the practice or advocacy of working as a volunteer, often with the hope of thereby gaining paid employment in the same field.
See also: Work


[ˌvɒlənˈtɪərɪzəm] n (mainly US) (= willingness to help) → esprit m d'entraide (= voluntary work) → volontariat m
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Warif, which works to instil a culture of volunteerism among Saudi youth, gathered its selected volunteers, both male and female, recently at the UN House in the diplomatic quarter to honor them as also to acknowledge their valuable contribution toward the society.
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MOHAMED KHOULAIDI DOHA THE first Arabic translation of the United Nations volunteerism report was launched in Doha on Wednesday.
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The report captures the value of volunteerism on a global scale, the value of solidarity, commitment and respect, and deepens the understanding of the impact that volunteerism can have on our lives.
The festival aims at education youth and equipping them with skills in volunteerism and community work and it will be organized under the title "Volunteerism Pioneers in Yemen.

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