15 Insightful Quotes About Volunteering

15 Insightful Quotes About Volunteering

There’s lots of ways to be the change you want to see in the world, but one of the most powerful ways is through volunteering. Giving of yourself to causes and organizations that you believe in can have a significant impact on the lives of others.

At Mercy Home, volunteers play a crucial role in shaping the lives of our children. Whether it is through tutoring, mentoring, collection drives, or volunteering at fundraising events – your efforts ensure our kids have all the tools they need to achieve their dreams.

In case you need more inspiration to take action and immerse yourself in the causes you are passionate about, we’ve provided 15 of our favorite quotes about the power of volunteering. Enjoy!

1. “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

2. “Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” – Elizabeth Andrew

3. “The broadest, and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering: Doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good.” – Ivan Scheier

4. “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Gandhi

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5. “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.

6. “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” – Muhammad Ali

7. “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

8. “Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.” – Sherry Anderson

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9. “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

10. “Whatever community organization, whether it’s a women’s organization, or fighting for racial justice … you will get satisfaction out of doing something to give back to the community that you never get in any other way.” — Ruth Bader Ginsburg

11. “Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr.

12. “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

13. “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

14. “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

15. “There is no better exercise for your heart than reaching down and helping to lift someone up.” – Bernard Meltzer

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