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voluntary

Pronunciation: /ˈvɑːlənteri; ˈvɒləntri/

Translation of voluntary in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 2 (unpaid) [work] voluntario; [organization] de beneficencia voluntary service servicio (masculine) de voluntariado Voluntary Service Overseas (in UK) voluntariado (masculine) en el extranjero voluntary worker voluntario, (masculine, feminine) she helps on a voluntary basis ayuda como voluntaria
    Example sentences
    • The school cleaner volunteers have been protesting for about a month outside the gates of the legislature, demanding payment for voluntary work offered since 1997.
    • Meals-on-Wheels urgently requires 2 voluntary helpers/cooks to assist in the preparing, cooking and dishing out dinners and deserts.
    • More voluntary helpers are needed in Kilconduff cemetery on Saturday mornings at 10 am to help with the digging, cleaning, strimming and weeding.

noun/nombre (plural -ries)

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