voluntary work

Work done voluntarily.

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  • voluntary work — is work that you do not get paid for and usually involves doing things to help other people, especially the elderly or the sick, or working on behalf of a charity or similar organization. Most charitable organizations rely on unpaid volunteers,… …   Universalium

  • voluntary work — index campaign Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • voluntary — vol‧un‧ta‧ry [ˈvɒləntri ǁ ˈvɑːlənteri] adjective 1. done or agreed to willingly and without being forced: • He suggested that workers take voluntary pay cuts to help the economy. • Cigar advertising on television is banned under a voluntary… …   Financial and business terms

  • Voluntary Service Overseas — noun 1. A British organization that promotes voluntary work, mainly by young people, in developing countries 2. The work itself (abbrev VSO) • • • Main Entry: ↑voluntary * * * ˌVoluntary ˌService Overˈseas 7 [Voluntary Service Overseas] …   Useful english dictionary

  • voluntary — [[t]vɒ̱ləntri, AM teri[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ Voluntary actions or activities are done because someone chooses to do them and not because they have been forced to do them. Attention is drawn to a special voluntary course in Commercial French... The… …   English dictionary

  • voluntary — vol|un|ta|ry1 W3 [ˈvɔləntəri US ˈva:lənteri] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(without being paid)¦ 2¦(without being forced)¦ 3¦(movement of the body)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: voluntarius, from voluntas will , from velle to will, wish ] 1.)… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • voluntary — I UK [ˈvɒlənt(ə)rɪ] / US [ˈvɑlənˌterɪ] adjective ** 1) a voluntary action is done because you choose to do it, and not because you have to Some 30,000 workers took voluntary redundancy. The advertising of alcoholic drinks is regulated by a… …   English dictionary

  • voluntary — vol|un|tar|y1 [ valən,teri ] adjective ** 1. ) a voluntary action is done because you choose to do it, and not because you have to: an attractive package to encourage voluntary early retirement The advertising of alcoholic drinks is regulated by… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • voluntary — 1 adjective 1 voluntary work/service etc work etc that is done by people who do it because they want to, and without expecting any money for it: When she retired she did a lot of voluntary work for the Red Cross. | on a voluntary basis:… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • voluntary — adj. & n. adj. 1 done, acting, or able to act of one s own free will; not constrained or compulsory, intentional (a voluntary gift). 2 unpaid (voluntary work). 3 (of an institution) supported by voluntary contributions. 4 Brit. (of a school)… …   Useful english dictionary

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