Volunteering is simply the best.
If you choose to volunteer, you are selflessly helping the people or animals in your community without asking for compensation in return. You give yourself a sense of purpose, while making people (or those homeless pets) happy, which should make you happier in return.
And, if you’re looking for how to get a job with no experience, volunteering makes a fine addition to your resume!
If you’re still on the fence, we’ve got just the thing to motivate you to sign up: dozens of the most inspiring quotes about volunteering on the web!
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Here are the most inspiring quotes about volunteering to know:
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.Helen Keller
Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.Steve Jobs
What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good.Aristotle
Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.Horace Mann
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.Bill Clinton
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We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.Winston Churchill
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
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
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
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
Our generation has the ability and the responsibility to make our ever-more connected world a more hopeful, stable and peaceful place.Natalie Portman
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There is no better exercise for your heart than reaching down and helping to lift someone up.Bernard Meltzer
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands — one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.Audrey Hepburn
Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they have the heart.Elizabeth Andrew
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
The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.Oscar Wilde
We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.Herman Melville
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.Arthur Ashe
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The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.Helen Keller
Every person can make a difference, and every person should try.John F. Kennedy
Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.Plato
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?Martin Luther King, Jr.
An effort made for the happiness of others lifts us above ourselves.Lydia Maria Child
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.
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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
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
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
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.Muhammad Ali
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
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.Dr. Seuss
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I am only one but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something.Edward Everett
Help one another. There’s no time like the present, and no present like the time.James Durst
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.Gandhi
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
Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.Sherry Anderson
Well, those are all our inspirational quotes about volunteering for now, and we hope they motivate you to join a local organization near you and help out! Got any questions, feedback, or other great volunteering quotes to add to our list? Let us know below in the comments, and thank you for reading!
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