Quotes About Volunteering and Service: 33 Heartening Quotes


volunteering-and-service

In this post I have gathered the best 33 quotes about volunteering and service and placed them into one easy to bookmark location! I am about to start my second week volunteering at Habitat for Humanity and wanted to post this in tribute to all of you who care more about what is in your heart than what is in your wallet.

Perhaps you are here to reassure yourself of the kind actions you have been taking (keep up the wonderful work!). Maybe you are trying to convince yourself to go out and volunteer (do it! – I promise, you’ll be glad you did). Or maybe you are a site leader/person who is looking for a way to express gratitude to the volunteer/s you have witnessed make a difference.

Whatever the reason, I am glad you stopped by my site. Take your time, you are bound to find at least one truly powerful quote that will encourage those who haven’t volunteered to do so, or motivate those who have to keep up their outstanding work!

Volunteering Quotes:

1.

Volunteers are seldom paid; not because they are worthless, but because they are PRICELESS! – Unknown

2.

If you insist on measuring yourself, place the tape around your heart rather than your head. – Carol Trabelle

3.

You may not have saved a lot of money in your life, but if you have saved a lot of heartaches for other folks, you are a pretty rich man.  – Seth Parker

4.

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 something that I can do. – Helen Keller

qoutes on volunteering

Image copyright Feed My Starving Children – Flickr.com

5.

A pessimist, they say, sees a glass of water as being half empty; an optimist sees the same glass as half full. But a giving person sees a glass of water and starts looking for someone who might be thirsty. – G. Thomas Gale

6.

When kids volunteer it tells others that they don’t have to be perfect or famous or even grown up to make a difference. – Kalynn Dobos, age 7

7.

You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give. – Winston Churchill

8.

It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference. – Tom Brokaw

9.

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

10.

I always wondered why somebody didn’t do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody. – Lily Tomlin

11.

If you don’t have any charity in your heart you have the worst kind of heart trouble. – Bob Hope

12.

A man with calloused hands is a man with a soft heart; never trust a man with soft hands as he is the one with a calloused heart. – Anjan Katta

13.

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.  – Anne Frank

Volunteer Qoutes

Image copyright First Baptist Nashville – Flickr.com

14.

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 Brombeck

15.

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

16.

Being a man or a woman is a matter of birth. Being a man or a woman who makes a difference is a matter of choice. – Byron Garrett, staff member of Arizona’s Governor

17.

It is one of the beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely help another without helping himself. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

18.

There are many wonderful things that will never be done if you don’t do them. – Charles D. Gill

19.

If you want to touch the past, touch a rock.  If you want to touch the present, touch a flower.  If you want to touch the future, touch a life. – Unknown

qoutes about volunteering

Image copyright Annie Kavanagh – Flickr.com

20.

If your heart is full, it shouldn’t matter if your pockets are empty. – Karen Dawson, Volunteer at Clay Elementary School Clay, WV


21.

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

22.

The highest reward for a person’s work is not what they get for it, but what they become because of it. – John Ruskin

23.

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. – Albert Pike

24.

If you ever need a helping hand, it is at the end of your arm. As you get older you must remember you have a second hand. The first one is to help yourself. The second hand is to help others. – Audrey Hepburn

25.

No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor is given by what he gave.Calvin Coolidge

 

26.

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catchers mitt on both hands.  You need to be able to throw something back. – Maya Angelou

27.

Being good is commendable, but only when it is combined with doing good is it useful. – Unknown

28.

I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve. – Albert Schweitzer

29.

Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.  – Gil Scott-Heron

30.

One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.Dick Gregory

31.

Past the beggar and the suffering walk he who asks, ‘Why, oh God, do you not do something for these people?’ To which God replied, ‘I did do something, I made you. – old Sufi saying

32.

Those who can, do.  Those who can do more, volunteer. – Unknown

33.

In doing your best serving others for free, a lot of eyebrows will raise and sneers will curve many a-faces. But in the end those incredulous to what you put up with to help, no longer matter. It’s not between you and those snobs, but with whom you have given your hand to lift, and of course to God who Is watching and noting it in your book. – Inspired by Mother Theresa

Do you have some intriguing perspectives on how to be happy? Would you like to volunteer for How-toBeHappy.com? I would love your help in improving the lives of the several people who visit this site everyday! You’ll become part of the team and given credit for all that you do. If interested let me know in the comments and I will contact you soon! Thank you

For similar post you can read:

The Importance and Benefits of Volunteerism: 5 Encouraging Reasons to Volunteer

Quotes About Gratitude and Happiness: 12 Inspirational Quotes

Quotes About Gratitude: 31 Quotes That Will Change You

*Did you enjoy this post? I find it very motivating to know someone has read and liked my work. If you are one of them please let me know by interacting with my site in any way – a simple fb like or quick comment means more to me than you realize! Thank you