Definition of Voluntary Organization
(noun) An organization that an individual joins in order to pursue interests that are shared by themselves and others.
Voluntary Organization Pronunciation
Syllabification: vol·un·tar·y or·gan·i·za·tion
- American English – /vAHl-uhn-tair-ee orguh-nuh-zAY-shuhn/
- British English – /vOl-uhn-tuh-ree awguh-nie-zAY-shuhn/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈvɑləntɛri ˌɔrgənəˈzeɪʃən/
- British English – /ˈvɒləntəri ˌɔːgənaɪˈzeɪʃən/
- Plural: voluntary organizations
- Also called normative organization.
- Word origin of “voluntary” and “organization” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- Wuthnow, Robert. 1994. Sharing the Journey. New York: Free Press.
- clear division of labor
- coercive organization
- explicit rules
- formal organization
- total institution
- utilitarian organization
- Weber, Max
Brinkerhoff, David, Lynn White, Suzanne Ortega, and Rose Weitz. 2011. Essentials of Sociology. 8th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
Ferrante, Joan. 2011a. Seeing Sociology: An Introduction. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
Ferrante, Joan. 2011b. Sociology: A Global Perspective. 7th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
Henslin, James M. 2012. Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach. 10th ed. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
Hughes, Michael, and Carolyn J. Kroehler. 2011. Sociology: The Core. 10th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Kendall, Diana. 2011. Sociology in Our Times. 8th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
Kornblum, William. 2008. Sociology in a Changing World. 8th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
Macionis, John, and Kenneth Plummer. 2012. Sociology: A Global Introduction. 4th ed. Harlow, England: Pearson Education.
Oxford University Press. (N.d.) Oxford Dictionaries. (https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/).
Stolley, Kathy S. 2005. The Basics of Sociology. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
Taylor & Francis. (N.d.) Routledge Handbooks Online. (https://www.routledgehandbooks.com/).
Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation. (https://en.wikipedia.org/).
Wiley. (N.d.) Wiley Online Library. (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/).
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “voluntary organization.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 20, 2021 (https://sociologydictionary.org/voluntary-organization/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
voluntary organization. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/voluntary-organization/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “voluntary organization.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 20, 2021. https://sociologydictionary.org/voluntary-organization/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“voluntary organization.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 20 Oct. 2021. <https://sociologydictionary.org/voluntary-organization/>.