Definition of volunteerism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    volunteerism

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˌvɑlənˈtɪrɪzəm//
     
    [uncountable]
     
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  1. 1the practice of working as a volunteer, especially in community service
  2. 2(also voluntarism
    NAmE//ˈvɑləntəˌrɪzəm//
     
    )
    the practice of using or relying on volunteers rather than paid workers