volunteer

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1. A person that that actively takes on a task, responsibility, or project on his or her own accord without needing to be assigned, ordered, or told to do so. Often a volunteer is not paid for the work that they provide. For example, a volunteer may desire to work at a company's charitable events with or without pay and may even request to do so without being asked or told to.
2. Act of taking the initiative on a task, responsibility or project. This could be as a response to a request or by making the initiative to do so. For example, a group can volunteer to research an issue as a response to a request.

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I wanted to do something that made me feel better about myself, something truly unselfish and I found the perfect thing to do, volunteer.
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Men are still required to register for the Selective Service System, in case enough don't volunteer to enter the Armed Forces, they can readily resume the draft.
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Sometimes if you want to move up in your office you need to volunteer for the jobs no one wants to do.
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