Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received - only what you have given: a full heart, enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage.— Francis of Assisi
Helpful Inspirational Volunteer quotations
I knew when I met you an adventure is going to happen.
The purpose of life is not to be happy.
It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
Just because my path is different doesn't mean I'm lost.
When you stop giving and offering something to the rest of the world, it's time to turn out the lights.
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.
Be the change you want to see.
Fear has two meanings - Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise. The choice is yours.
Build what you want to see in the world.
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.
Never underestimate your ability to make someone else's life better - even if you never know it.
One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the thing you've always wanted. Do it now.
Be the compromise you want to see in the world.
Work is love made visible.
Be the trouble you want to see in the world.
You have the power to say - This is not how my story will end.
To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Even if it is a little thing, do something for those who have need of help.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Be the change you want to see in your networks
I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks.
The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.
I hope to arrive to my death, late, in love and a little drunk.
No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another. Thank you.
Exercise your purchasing power as a consumer, volunteer and bring joy to those in need, and share your experiences, tell your stories, and inspire others along the way.
Work hard but work smart. Always. Every day. Nothing is handed to you and nothing is easy. You're not owed anything... No job or task is too small or beneath you. If you want to get ahead, volunteer to do the things no one else wants to do, and do it better. Be a sponge. Be open and learn.
One bad chapter does not mean your story is over.
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.
Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.
In the long run we get no more than we have been willing to risk giving.
Don't let the past steal your present. Your past has not defined, deterred or defeated you. It has only strengthened who you are today.
Love cannot remain by itself - it has no meaning.
Love has to be put into action and that action is service.
Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve.
What are you doing for others?
There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
One is not born into the world to do everything but to do something.
Giving to others selflesly and anonymously, radiating light throughout the world and illuminating your own darkness, your virtue becomes a sanctuary for yourself and all beings.
Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.
You cannot do a kindness too soon.
Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve.
You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.
What volunteers bring is the human touch, the individual, caring approach that no government program, however well-meaning and well- executed, can deliver.
Here's to all volunteers, those dedicated people who believe in all work and no pay.