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.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
Love cannot remain by itself - it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action and that action is service.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
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.
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.
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.
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.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'
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.
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.
To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.
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.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
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.
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.
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.
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