26 Inspirational Volunteering Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference. -Tom Brokaw

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Research has shown that people who volunteer often live longer.

Research has shown that people who volunteer often live longer.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To ease another's heartache is to forget one's own.- Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Volunteers are not paid not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless. - unknown

Volunteers are not paid not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless. – unknown

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. - Winston Churchill

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. – Winston Churchill

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

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

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

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

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