voluntary sector

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voluntary sector

Local or national organisations in the UK which may be registered as charities, operate on a non-profit-making basis, and either employ staff, or depend entirely on volunteers to provide help and support to a group identified as one “in need”.
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voluntary sector

The sum of all organizations and agencies that are neither private–for profit, nor public–government-sponsored sectors; this 'third sector' is comprised of nonprofit and charitable organizations and philanthropies. See Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Imperial Cancer Research Fund.
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