Definition of volunteerism in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌvälənˈtirizəm/


chiefly North American
The use or involvement of volunteer labor, especially in community services.
Example sentences
  • The organization has become well known and takes pride in its community service projects and volunteerism as well as its support for its fellow stay-at-home moms.
  • Teenagers have amazingly high levels of volunteerism and community service, yet many feel turned off by politics.
  • The Navy takes great pride in its volunteerism and community service - so much so, there is a medal for outstanding volunteer service.

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Syllabification: vol·un·teer·ism

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