Volunteers


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VOLUNTEERS, contracts. Persons who receive a voluntary conveyance. (q.v.)
     2. It is a general rule of the courts of equity that they will not assist a mere volunteer who has a defective conveyance. Fonb. B. 1, c. 5, s. 2, and See the note there for some exceptions to this rule. Vide, generally, 1 Madd. Ch. 271,. 1 Supp. to Ves. jr. 320; 2 Id. 321; Powell on Mortg. Index, h.t. 4 Bouv. Inst. n. 3968-73.

VOLUNTEERS, army. Persons who in time of war offer their services to their country and march in its defence.
     2. Their rights and duties are prescribed by the municipal laws of the different states. But when in actual service they are subject to the laws of the United States and the articles of war.

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One of the volunteers, a tall, very young man with a hollow chest, was particularly conspicuous, bowing and waving his felt hat and a nosegay over his head.
The country gets plenty of work out of my new volunteer, Crayford.
They pick their own players, usually the best of their own warriors and slaves, if they be powerful men who possess such, or their friends may volunteer, or they may obtain prisoners from the pits.
With a huge smile and a loud hello she welcomed participants to Make a Difference Day 2006, the sixth year that the Santa Clarita Valley Resource Center and the city has organized the event and paired volunteers with nonprofit projects.
learned about service to veterans after he was injured during the Berlin Airlift in 1948, and was cared for by devoted volunteers and the DAV.
The family and friends who rally around a cancer victim to raise funds for medical expenses or research are volunteers who are personally invested in their volunteer activity.
9 million returns were prepared by more than 70,000 volunteers working at 14,000 sites through the VITA program; this number increased in 2005.
But every year thousands take off to wild and exotic locales to join small groups of volunteers (around six to 20 people) to build trails, rescue seabirds, or dig up Precambrian fossils.
A year ago, IESC joined a consortium of 11 groups called Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance.
One study showed that volunteers gain higher self-esteem, new friendships, and important social skills through community service.
Without volunteers helping, many taxpayers end up paying unconscionable amounts for refund anticipation loans and other "products" offered by commercial preparers.
They include an online information and support center, a free CPE course, program literature, a database for volunteers and a Web site where both CPAs and consumers can find practical advice on personal finance.

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