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Use of or reliance on volunteers, especially to perform social or educational work in communities.
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(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
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(ˌvɒl ənˈtɪər ɪz əm)

2. the policy or practice of volunteering one's time or services, as for charitable or community work.
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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
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[ˌvɒlənˈtɪərɪzəm] n (mainly US) (= willingness to help) → esprit m d'entraide (= voluntary work) → volontariat m
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