As nouns the difference between participation and volunteerism
is that participation
is the act or process of participating while volunteerism
is (us) the reliance on volunteers to perform an important social or educational function.
the act or process of participating
the state of being related to a larger whole
the process during which individuals, groups and organizations are consulted about or have the opportunity to become actively involved in a project or program of activity.
An ownership interest or profit-sharing right.
(US) The reliance on volunteers to perform an important social or educational function.
The tendency to volunteer, the activity of volunteering.
- His volunteerism eventually burned him out.