The act of volunteering; the action of the verb volunteer
Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity and is intended to promote good or improve human quality of life. In return, this activity produces a feeling of self-worth and respect; however, there is no financial gain. Volunteering is also renowned for skill development, socialization, and fun. It is also intended to make contacts for possible employment. Many volunteers are specifically trained in the areas they work, such as medicine, education, or emergency rescue. Others serve on an as-needed basis, such as in response to a natural disaster.
The numerical value of volunteering in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of volunteering in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
People here are notable for their decency and their volunteering.
It's just a brilliant feeling, me and some friends who are volunteering here actually plan on coming back once the project is finished to see it in all its glory.
These people are putting their lives at risk and instead of being appreciated many of them are facing unfounded stigma on their return, they should be lauded when they come back home… not discouraged from volunteering.
If I were to find out that one of the charities I was volunteering my time and money to was doing something shady, of course I would be devastated. I don't know if I could trust another organization for many years, i would go out on Saturday and ride my bike but it wouldn't be to raise money for anyone, it would just be for me.
One of the challenges facing people wishing to volunteer responsibly is that there is no independent quality standard, no recognized regulatory body, there are small local outfits as well as big corporations who see volunteering as a way of driving profits rather than an integral part of a long term strategy for communities with real needs. At best this can make volunteering a waste of time and at worst it can actually be harmful.
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