84+ Best Volunteer Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Volunteer people always try to do good things. Being a volunteer is one of the good things you can do in your life. It also can help you to connect with the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career. Inspirational volunteering quotes will encourage you to take action and motivate you to make a difference.

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Volunteer Quotes

Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves. — Horace Mann

Volunteering is at the very core of being a human. No one has made it through life without someone else’s help. — Heather French Henry

Wherever you turn, you can find someone who needs you. Even if it is a little thing, do something for which there is no pay but the privilege of doing it. Remember, you don’t live in the world all of your own. — Albert Schweitzer

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

To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own. — Abraham Lincoln

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands — one for helping yourself, the other for helping others. — Audrey Hepburn

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth. — Muhammad Ali

Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another. — Erma Bombeck

Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls. — David Thomas

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves. — Helen Keller

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

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

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others? — Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito. — Betty Reese

Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless. — Sherry Anderson

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. — Gillian Anderson

It is not enough to be compassionate you must act. — The Dalai Lama

Our generation has the ability and the responsibility to make our ever-more connected world a more hopeful, stable and peaceful place. — Natalie Portman

Research has shown that people who volunteer often live longer. — Allen Klein

Volunteerism is currency that appreciates. — Website of Administrators Of Volunteer Resources Bc

The broadest, and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering: Doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good. — Ivan Scheier

Even if it’s a little thing, do something for those who have need of a man’s help– something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it. For, remember, you don’t live in a world all your own. Your brothers are here, too. — Albert Schweitzer

There are two ways of spreading light to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. — Edith Wharton

At the end of the day it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished… it’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back. — Denzel Washington

The purpose of life is not to be happy, but to matter to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all. — Leo Rosten

Volunteering is so pervasive it’s invisible. We take for granted all the things that have been pioneered by concerned, active volunteers. — Susan J. Ellis

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

The greatest poverty that can afflict the human spirit is the loss of a generous heart. You will know that success has slipped away when your passion for helping others grows cold. — Bill Lane Doulos

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. — Edmund Burke

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

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. — Edward Everett Hale

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. — Author Unknown

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. — Aesop

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. — William Shakespeare

The willingness to share does not make one charitable; it makes one free. — Robert Brault

What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good. — Aristotle

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. ― H. Jackson Brown Jr.

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. — Author Unknown

I wish to do something Great and Wonderful, but I must start by doing the little things like they were Great and Wonderful. — Albert Einstein

Never underestimate your ability to make someone else’s life better even if you never know it. — Greg Louganis

No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another. — Author Unknown

The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you. — John E. Southard

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. — St. Francis of Assisi

You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him. — James D. Miles

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. — Mother Teresa

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. — William James

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. — Margaret Mead

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention. — Oscar Wilde

Giving kids clothes and food is one thing but it’s much more important to teach them that other people besides themselves are important, and that the best thing they can do with their lives is to use them in the service of other people. — Dolores Huerta

Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. — John F. Kennedy

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. — Winston Churchill

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. — Helen Keller

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. — Leo Buscaglia

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 your verb agree to serve. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men. — Herman Melville

I urge young people to consider public service, whether they do it now by volunteering in their community or prepare for public service as an adult. — John Walters

Volunteering is an act of heroism on a grand scale. And it matters profoundly. It does more than help people beat the odds; it changes the odds. — William J. Clinton

Every person can make a difference, and every person should try. — John F. Kennedy

The quality of your life will be determined by the quality of your contribution. When you work to improve the lives of others, your life improves automatically. — Kurek Ashley

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. — Arthur Ashe

Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have. — Jim Rohn

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. — Kahlil Gibran

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. — Dr. Seuss

Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. — Steve Jobs

Three keys to more abundant living: caring about others, daring for others, sharing with others. — William Arthur Ward

The world changes according to the way people see it, and if you can alter, even by a millimeter, the way people look at reality, then you can change the world. — James Baldwin

To be good, and to do good, is all we have to do. — John Adams

If our hopes of building a better and safer world are to become more than wishful thinking, we will need the engagement of volunteers more than ever. — Kofi Annan

To show great love for God and our neighbor we need not do great things. It is how much love we put in the doing that makes our offering something beautiful for God. — Mother Teresa

There is no better exercise for your heart, than reaching down and helping to lift someone up. — Bernard Meltzer

Only when we give joyfully, without hesitation or thought of gain, can we truly know what love means. — Leo Buscaglia

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. — Steve Jobs

Volunteers are not paid because they are worthless, but because they are priceless. — Unknown

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world. — Mother Teresa

Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver. — Barbara De Angelis

When you give yourself, you receive more than you give. — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around. — Willie Nelson

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of another. — Charles Dickens

From my early school days, I was brought up with the belief that we have a duty to use our talents, to volunteer and to make a contribution. — Michael Hintze

When the story of these times gets written, we want it to say that we did all we could, and it was more than anyone could have imagined. — Bono

Here’s to all volunteers, those dedicated people who believe in all work and no pay. — Robert Orben

One of the big myths about philanthropy is that it’s all about donating funds for a cause. I like to look at it quite differently. Philanthropy is about ‘giving’ not just in monetary terms but also in non-monetary aspects, like time, ideas, or being a volunteer. Donating money is just a small part of philanthropy. — Pankaj Patel

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another. — Thomas Jefferson

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