Volunteering Quotes

The heart of a volunteer is not measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others.

DeAnn Hollis

Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.

Elizabeth Andrew

You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.

Winston Churchill

Volunteering is not a choice, it's a responsibility.

Unknown

Never doubt that a small group of commited people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead

A VOLUNTEER is a person who is a light to others, giving witness in a mixed-up age, doing well and willingly the tasks at hand-namely, being aware of another's needs and doing something about it.

Unknown

Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.

Unknown

Don't ever question the value of volunteers. Noah's Ark was built by volunteers; the Titanic was built by professionals.

Unknown

A volunteer is a person who can see what others cannot see; who can feel what most do not feel. Often, such gifted persons do not think of themselves as volunteers, but as citizens - citizens in the fullest sense: partners in civilization.

Anonymous

Citizen service is the very American idea that we meet our challenges not as isolated individuals but as members of a true community, with all of us working together. Our mission is nothing less than to spark a renewed sense of obligation, a new sense of duty, a new season of service...

Bill Clinton

Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It's important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It's the way in which we ourselves grow and develop...

Dr. Dorothy I. Height

Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation's compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain love for one another.

Erma Bombeck

Volunteering can be an exciting, growing, enjoyable experience. It is truly gratifying to serve a cause, practice one's ideals, work with people, solve problems, see benefits, and know one had a hand in them.

Harriet Naylor

Volunteers are not paid -- not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.

Unknown

Volunteering creates a national character in which the community and the nation take on a spirit of compassion, comradeship and confidence.

Brian O'Connell

If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.

Booker T. Washington

Volunteers are love in motion

Unknown

A civilization flourishes when people plant trees under which they will never sit.

Greek Proverb

The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.

Ghandi

The Winds of change shall not discourage the volunteer.

Lorna Wilson

Volunteerism is the voice of the people put into action. These actions shape and mold the present into a future of which we can all be proud.

Helen Dyer

In American society today, we need to have volunteerism. I truly believe that it is the glue that will hold us together and it will be the energy that will take us into the 21st Century.

Sen. Barbara Mikulski

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Updated On : August 02, 2007
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