Inspirational Volunteer Quotes On Thanks, Appreciation

These volunteer quotes will inspire you. Volunteer a person who freely offers to take part in an enterprise or undertake a task or freely offer to do something.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging volunteer quotes, volunteer sayings, and volunteer proverbs.

Famous Volunteer Quotes

  1. “Everybody can be great because everybody can serve. […] You only need a heart full of grace.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  2. “It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.” ~ Tom Brokaw
  3. “Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.” ~ Sherry Anderson
  4. “One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.” ~ Dick Gregory

  5. “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.” ~ Marianne Williamson
  6. “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” ~ Dalai Lama
  7. “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” ~ Winston Churchill”Never underestimate your ability to make someone else’s life better – even if you never know it.” ~ Greg Louganis
  8. “Here’s to all volunteers, those dedicated people who believe in all work and no pay.” ~ Robert Orben

  9. “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
  10. “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
  11. “One is not born into the world to do everything but to do something.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  12. “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  13. “The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today.” ~ Francis of Assisi

  14. “Imagine what a harmonious world it could be if every single person, both young and old shared a little of what he is good at doing.” ~ Quincy Jones
  15. “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” ~ Muhammad Ali
  16. “Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.” ~ George Eliot
  17. “Teach me to feel another’s woe, to hide the fault I see, that mercy I to others show, that mercy show to me.” ~ Alexander Pope

  18. “All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  19. “So thank you for reminding me about the importance of being a good mom and a great volunteer as well.” ~ George W. Bush , Volunteer quotes thank you
  20. “The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green.” ~ Thomas Carlyle
  21. “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 Bombeck
  22. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” ~ Aesop

  23. “A volunteer is a person who can see what others cannot see; who can feel what most do not feel.” ~ George H. W. Bush
  24. “Volunteer activities can foster enormous leadership skills. The nonprofit professional volunteer world is a laboratory for self-realization.” ~ Madeleine M. Kunin
  25. “Creating fear and loathing of gay and lesbian Americans has proven, year after year, to be the most effective say for Dobson and the other fundamentalist Christian leaders to raise millions of dollars and recruit millions of volunteers to support their long-range campaign to take back America.” ~ Mel White
  26. “Paul Revere earned his living as a silversmith. But what do we remember him for? His volunteer work. All activism is volunteering in that it’s done above and beyond earning a living and deals with what people really care passionately about. Remember, no one gets paid to rebel. All revolutions start with volunteers.” ~ Susan J. Ellis
  27. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

  28. “And in my own life, in my own small way, I’ve tried to give back to this country that has given me so much. That’s why I left a job at a law firm for a career in public service, working to empower young people to volunteer in their communities. Because I believe that each of us – no matter what our age or background or walk of life – each of us has something to contribute to the life of this nation.” ~ Michelle Obama
  29. “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
  30. “If I can help somebody as I pass along, if I can cheer somebody with a word or song, if I can show somebody he’s traveling wrong, then my living will not be in vain.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  31. “You only need a heart full of grace” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

  32. “What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.” ~ Saint Augustine
  33. “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 will have sought and found how to serve.” ~ Albert Schweitzer
  34. “Living is the art of loving. Loving is the art of caring. Caring is the art of sharing. Sharing is the art of living. If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” ~ Booker T. Washington
  35. “One person can make a difference.” ~ Raoul Wallenberg

  36. “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.” ~ John Wesley
  37. “I am only one,
    But still I am one.” ~ Helen Keller
  38. “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.” ~ Helen Keller
  39. “No one can do everything, but everyone can do something” ~ Max Lucado

  40. “You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  41. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ~ Unknown
  42. “It is from the numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” ~ Robert Kennedy
  43. “I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.” ~ Maya Angelou

  44. “You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  45. “I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  46. “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
  47. “He who wished to secure the good of others, has already secured his own.” ~ Confucius

  48. “Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  49. “We are all like one-winged angels. It is only when we help each other that we can fly.” ~ Luciano De Crescenzo
  50. “How can we expect our children to know and experience the joy of giving unless we teach them that the greater pleasure in life lies in the art of giving rather than receiving.” ~ James Cash Penney
  51. “To be good, and to do good, is all we have to do.” ~ John Adams

  52. “The past year’s natural disasters have highlighted the invaluable contributions of volunteers in our communities. They have volunteered their time, energy and skills to save lives and to rebuild communities. In this they joined countless people around the world who volunteer every day in response to ‘silent crises’. These often unsung heroes understand all too well that poverty, disease and famine are just as deadly and destructive as earthquakes, hurricanes and tsunamis.” ~ Kofi Annan
  53. “If we are to make poverty history, we must have the active participation of States, civil society and the private sector, as well as individual volunteers.” ~ Kofi Annan
  54. “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.” ~ Edward de Bono
  55. “You cannot do a kindness too soon.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  56. “The best antidote I know for worry is work. The best cure for weariness is the challenge of helping someone who is even more tired. One of the great ironies of life is this: He or she who serves almost always benefits more than he or she who is served.” ~ Gordon B. Hinckley
  57. “What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good.” ~ Aristotle
  58. “Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.” ~ Albert Schweitzer
  59. “We reserve our deepest respect and admiration for those who volunteer for service and give their lives to help keep our nation secure.” ~ Mitt Romney

  60. “The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.” ~ Helen Keller
  61. “We pass through this world but once.” ~ Stephen Jay Gould
  62. “Build what you want to see in the world.” ~ Jack Dorsey
  63. “Research has shown that people who volunteer often live longer.” ~ Allen Klein

  64. “Be the change you want to see.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  65. “You don’t live in a world all alone. Your brothers are here too.” ~ Albert Schweitzer

A volunteer is a person who voluntarily undertakes or expresses a willingness to undertake a service.

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