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By Travis Rudloff

Alternative Assessment

Is volunteering out of hand


December 26, 2019

To freely offer to do something. This short phrase-volunteer-describes the one action that many organizations, businesses and communities rely on to ensure the successful outcomes for their vested interest.

In this particular definition, the reader easily assumes "freely" describes the act where no money is exchanged to reimburse the individual for his or her time, knowledge or energy.

However, shouldn't the word freely also describe the willingness and self-efficacy to enjoy and complete the task effectively?

It does not matter where you look in the community, you will find someone vo...

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