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1[mass noun] Voluntary work intended to help people in a particular area.‘opportunities to engage in community service’[as modifier] ‘she received a community service award’
- ‘Thanks to all who have contributed to this voluntary community service.’
- ‘All employees are required to do community service, says Robertson.’
- ‘All school-leavers will be required to have achieved basic maths, English and IT and to have done community service.’
- ‘Dozens of people I know are involved in voluntary community service in one way or another, and seek no reward, nor even expenses.’
- ‘The orchestra has received the Prince of Wales Trophy for community service for its continued work with youth in the area.’
- ‘Fortunately I didn't go to jail, I did receive a sentence of community service hours.’
- ‘Once again, we congratulate our award winners for their outstanding contributions to community service.’
- ‘She also mentioned the church's community service during the war.’
- ‘How mean can you get, when 43 volunteers freely give their own time to this very valuable community service.’
- ‘Her community service includes volunteering as a tutor.’
- ‘The community service award is for people or organisations who have helped to improve the quality of life for people in this town.’
- ‘He accomplished that goal and used the unity to spawn success in the area of community service.’
- ‘Many are people nominated for their work in education, health, local sport and the area of community service.’
- ‘He has a fantastic CV, including all kinds of community service and professional accomplishment.’
- ‘The program will recognize those clubs that reach out to the public through community service.’
- ‘Roy's tireless work is recognized this year by an award for community service.’
- ‘Winners were selected from the fields of sport, arts and entertainment, and community service.’
- ‘He was remembered for both his medical skills and his community service.’
- 1.1English Law
Unpaid work, intended to be of social use, that an offender is required to do instead of going to prison.[as modifier] ‘a community-service order’
- ‘He burgled residential care homes just days after he was given community service for shoplifting.’
- ‘She was ordered to do community service for 100 hours and to pay £250 costs.’
- ‘He's been sentenced to 120 hours of community service and been ordered to pay court costs.’
- ‘She may refuse to pay the fine and do community service instead.’
- ‘Offenders on community service orders should be brought in to assist the clean-up.’
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