Thursday, August 27, 2015


One of my passions is being a volunteer!  I love volunteering.  Volunteers are some of the most selfless people on the planet because they do the job for free, because they believe in the cause, because they want to make the world a better place.

I came across a great post today about volunteering.  Following are 9 inspirational quotes about volunteering (source: Engaging Volunteers - 9 Quotes to Inspire Your Volunteers (and Yourself) by Tessa Srebro):

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

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.

You can study government and politics in school, but the best way to really understand the process is to volunteer your time.”~Rob McKenna

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

“You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.”~Winston Churchill

“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

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

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

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

My favorite quote of all time regarding volunteers:

"There's nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer." - Lt. Col. James Doolittle, quoted after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. 

Let's take a look at some volunteers:

Red Cross Volunteer

Salvation Army Volunteers

Habitat for Humanity Volunteers

Boy/Cub Scout Volunteers

Girl Scout Volunteer

And let's not forget about these volunteers!
Get out there!  Volunteer!


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