NOTE: compare carefully to sense 2; in this sense, the things being given or action being done MUST be stated except in reference to a quotation as in the last sentence of this sense. The quotation can also be implied as in sentence 5.
He volunteered his time to translate these papers into French/Francais.
You can use our services without having to volunteer any information about yourself.
WOAI caught recruiters volunteering to help recruits ace the drug test at home.
Just because we volunteered for the military doesn't mean we volunteered to put our lives in unnecessary harm.
They volunteered that the queen would really like cake.
'I know who drove their car into your flowerbed, Mr. Beatty,' Jimmy volunteered.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2
NOTE: This is general volunteering as an activity; no activity or gift is mentioned.
I volunteer on the weekends.
She often volunteers at the hospital.
I've been volunteering for many years - I started as a way to help with my shyness.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3
Commentary: Syntax is: NP1[agent] VOLUNTEER NP2[human] (PP)
He wasn't happy when Major Sheppard volunteered him to help the Hoffans without asking him first.
Steve's colleagues unanimously volunteered him and he didn't duck.
Jackie volunteered her secretary to help call students.