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.
A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.
Love cannot remain by itself - it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action and that action is service.
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.
Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.
Be of service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker, or you make time every month to do volunteer work, there is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of empowerment than being of service to someone in need.
The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.
I am only one,
But still I am one.
I cannot do everything,
But still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Service to a just cause rewards the worker with more real happiness and satisfaction than any other venture of life.
Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.
Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Throughout my life, I've seen the difference that volunteering efforts can make in people's lives. I know the personal value of service as a local volunteer.
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'
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.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.
Something that has always puzzled me all my life is why, when I am in special need of help, the good deed is usually done by somebody on whom I have no claim.
Do every act of your life as if it were your last.
Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake.
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