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volunteer

Pronunciation: /ˌvɑːlənˈtɪr; ˌvɒlənˈtɪə(r)/

Translation of volunteer in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • voluntario, (masculine, feminine) 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/delante del nombre) [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/verbo transitivo

  • ofrecer* 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

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • ofrecerse* to volunteer to + infinitive/infinitivo ofrecerse* a + infinitive/infinitivo she volunteered to cook dinner se ofreció a hacer la cena he volunteered for the navy [Military/Militar] se alistó como voluntario en la marina

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