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Volunteering is the practice of contributing one's time, labor, or other services to an organization or cause in order to help support a particular mission. Most volunteers work primarily with non-profit organizations or groups like schools, NGOs, hospitals, or government agencies. Volunteers carry out all sorts of duties, from clerical and office support work to manual labor, transport of goods, publicity campaigns, and event organization.

There are countless ways in which one can volunteer. Some common volunteer activities include working in soup kitchens, assisting in classrooms, caring for the ill and elderly, cleaning up litter, constructing homes for low-income families, and aiding in disaster areas.

There are no limits to how a person can volunteer – you simply need to find the right cause and determine how your skills and services can be most completely utilized. And, of course, as a volunteer, you can never request payment for your work.

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