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American English: /ˌvɑlənˈtɪr/
British English: /ˌvɒlənˈtɪə/

Translation of volunteer in Spanish:


  • to call for volunteers
    pedir voluntarios
    any volunteers to clear up the garden?
    ¿hay algún voluntario para arreglar el jardín? or ¿alguien se ofrece a arreglar el jardín?
    (before noun) (organization)
    de voluntarios
    volunteer army
    ejército (masculine) de voluntarios
    Example sentences
    • The organization relies on volunteers to not only work behind the scenes in the office, but to also pick up a hammer and lend a helping hand in the actual construction of the homes.
    • The organization relies on volunteers to pick up donations, unpack donations, pack hampers and work in the food bank on Wednesdays.
    • What started out as bar talk ended up becoming an organization with 4,000 volunteers.

transitive verb

  • to volunteer one's services
    ofrecer sus ( or mis etc. ) servicios
    he's not going to volunteer the information
    no nos dará la información (de) motu proprio
    Harry's gone, she volunteered
    —Harry se ha ido —dijo sin que nadie se lo hubiera preguntado
    Example sentences
    • Today, the committee has 30 drivers who volunteer their help for the meals-on-wheels service.
    • But other southern states volunteering help, like Arkansas and Alabama, are not much better-off than their neighbours.
    • Many thanks also to all who volunteered help during the year both in fundraising and other areas.
    Example sentences
    • You just can't imagine volunteering the information that would kill your friends.
    • Instead, I allowed the witnesses to volunteer any information, impressions or feelings they had about the event and kept my eyes open.
    • What about the problem of silence in order to allow the accused to volunteer information, which is a very common technique of interrogation?

intransitive verb

  • ofrecerse
    to volunteer to + infinitive
    ofrecerse a + infinitive
    she volunteered to cook dinner
    se ofreció a hacer la cena
    he volunteered for the navy (Military)
    se alistó como voluntario en la marina
    Example sentences
    • You can also offer your support by volunteering on race day.
    • But these men and women freely volunteered to do what they did, and they were paid, and paid well, for it.
    • Three employees volunteered to stay behind, and they worked long hours.
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