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 for volunteer
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Volunteer \Vol`un*teer"\, n. [F. volontaire. See Voluntary,
     a.]
     1. One who enters into, or offers for, any service of his own
        free will.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Mil.) One who enters into service voluntarily, but who,
        when in service, is subject to discipline and regulations
        like other soldiers; -- opposed to conscript;
        specifically, a voluntary member of the organized militia
        of a country as distinguished from the standing army.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Law) A grantee in a voluntary conveyance; one to whom a
        conveyance is made without valuable consideration; a
        party, other than a wife or child of the grantor, to whom,
        or for whose benefit, a voluntary conveyance is made.
        --Burrill.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. A plant, especially a flowering plant in a garden, that
        appears spontaneously without having been intentionally
        planted.
        [RDH]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Volunteer \Vol`un*teer"\, a.
     Of or pertaining to a volunteer or volunteers; consisting of
     volunteers; voluntary; as, volunteer companies; volunteer
     advice.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Volunteer \Vol`un*teer"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Volunteered; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Volunteering.]
     To offer or bestow voluntarily, or without solicitation or
     compulsion; as, to volunteer one's services.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Volunteer \Vol`un*teer"\, v. i.
     To enter into, or offer for, any service of one's own free
     will, without solicitation or compulsion; as, he volunteered
     in that undertaking.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  volunteer
      adj 1: without payment; "the soup kitchen was run primarily by
             unpaid helpers"; "a volunteer fire department" [syn:
             unpaid, volunteer(a)]
      n 1: (military) a person who freely enlists for service [syn:
           volunteer, military volunteer, voluntary] [ant:
           conscript, draftee, inductee]
      2: a person who performs voluntary work [syn: volunteer,
         unpaid worker]
      3: a native or resident of Tennessee [syn: Tennessean,
         Volunteer]
      v 1: tell voluntarily; "He volunteered the information"
      2: agree freely; "She volunteered to drive the old lady home";
         "I offered to help with the dishes but the hostess would not
         hear of it" [syn: volunteer, offer]
      3: do volunteer work

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  56 Moby Thesaurus words for "volunteer":
     arbitrary, autonomous, autonomousness, autonomy, come forward,
     discretional, discretionary, do independently, do voluntarily,
     elective, free, free will, gratuitous, gratuitousness,
     independence, independent, need no prodding, nonmandatory, offered,
     optional, proffered, self-acting, self-action, self-active,
     self-activity, self-determination, self-determined,
     self-determining, spontaneity, spontaneous, spontaneousness,
     step forward, unasked, unbesought, unbidden, uncalled-for,
     uncoerced, uncompelled, unforced, unforcedness, uninfluenced,
     uninvited, unpressured, unprompted, unrequested, unrequired,
     unsolicited, unsought, voluntariness, voluntarism, voluntary,
     voluntaryism, volunteer militia, volunteer navy, volunteering,
     willful
  
  

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