Being forced to do something you don't want to do, on your own time, without any compensation, because some one can force you to do it. A form of forced labor,or slavery.
They want us to do work for free, that they would have to pay outside contractors to do, and they call it volunteer service. I call it screwing the help, but I'll do it because I need this job.
by benth December 20, 2009
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To perform or offer to perform a service of one's own free will. This action can be with or without compensation.
I will volunteer to help fascilitate a presentation at my favorite conference for the benefit of reduced registration costs.
by Matt Buckman September 13, 2007
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Some gardeners refer to undesired or unexpected plants as "volunteers."
I have to do some weeding; too many volunteers cropped up in my garden.
by Cranberry Bob July 13, 2021
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1)The act of giving of yourself to help others. Often followed by a rush of happiness at knowing you've made a difference, but sometimes frustration occurs at going unappreciated or unacknowledged.
However, many people volunteer tirelessly anyway, not wanting or needing any validation or applause for what they do.
2)What many high school students are forced into doing in order to graduate. (In many schools you must log a certain number of volunteer hours to recieve your diploma.)
1)-"Where were you Saturday?"
-"I was volunteering... tutoring little kids in math."
-"Wasn't it lame?"
-"Not really. They even sorta looked up to me. It was cool."
-"Okay then..."

2) She was volunteering at the library every weekend to log enough community service hours to graduate.
by andriod5 October 4, 2005
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What happens to you when your boss forces you to volunteer for something
"I hate my job. My boss totally volunteered me to do the budget"
by ScottG April 11, 2007
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Attorney: if you don't want to go on probation, you had better get your 24 hours of volunteering done. I recommend seniors and the latino employment fair.
by CAMOBLACKICEXXXXX September 8, 2009
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unpaid well intentioned unreliable workers
When the game came on TV, all the volunteers left the job to watch it.
by Alfredo Fettucini June 8, 2013
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