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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'
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.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good.
Service is never a simple act; it's about sacrifice for others and about accomplishment for ourselves, about reaching out, one person to another, about all our choices gathered together as a country to reach across all our divides.
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.
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.
Do every act of your life as if it were your last.
Service to a just cause rewards the worker with more real happiness and satisfaction than any other venture of life.
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.
One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.
In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it.
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.
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