VOLUNTEERISM By N., Pam M.S. - April 29, 2013 noun. the custom of lending one's time and effort to acts which add to a positive goal. VOLUNTEERISM: "Non-profit organizations often rely on volunteerism to help with fundraising." Related Psychology Terms AFFIRMATION WORSHIP GOAL SETTING VULVECTOMY GOAL RESPONSE VERBALIZATION PURPOSIVE BEHAVIORISM GOAL DIFFICULTY MOOD-AS-RESOURCE MODEL AFFIRMATIVE Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "VOLUNTEERISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/volunteerism/ (accessed October 19, 2021).