Adjective "volunteerism" definition and examples

(Volunteerism may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˌvɒlənˈtɪərɪz(ə)m/

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Definitions and examples

noun

The use or involvement of volunteer labour, especially in community services.
  1. 'However, the goal is not only to raise money, but also to raise awareness of the current situation in Cambodia and to encourage more volunteerism in the overall community.'
  2. 'The crux of the problem lies in the tension between volunteerism and professionalism on one hand, and the way the sector relates to its supporters i.e. donors, on the other.'
  3. 'By contrast, from 1987 to 1997, when job prospects for youth in Canada were at a low, there was an increase in volunteerism among young people.'
  4. 'Business volunteerism enables you to provide a greater benefit to the community at a lower cost than through financial philanthropy alone.'
  5. 'No significant differences were found in terms of race, parental residence, extracurricular activities, and parental volunteerism.'
  6. 'On a smaller scale, there is a movement within the hip-hop community towards public service and volunteerism.'
  7. 'Greece, by contrast, had no civic tradition of volunteerism and many had feared the worse.'
  8. 'These cemetery tours, by raising public awareness, actually have helped to decrease vandalism and increase volunteerism.'
  9. 'It was disappointing to read recent articles which highlighted the decline of volunteerism in community activities.'
  10. 'Our challenge as educators is to link classroom study of real world problems with community involvement that reaches beyond volunteerism to civic engagement.'

More definitions

1. voluntarism (def 2).

2. the policy or practice of volunteering one's time or talents for charitable, educational, or other worthwhile activities, especially in one's community.

More examples(as adjective)

"ways can be volunteerism."

"projects can be volunteerism."