Definition of volunteerism in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˌvɒlənˈtɪərɪz(ə)m/


[mass noun] chiefly North American
The use or involvement of volunteer labour, 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.
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.