Explore the value of Volunteering

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VOLUNTEERING QUOTATIONS
“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”

Muhammad Ali

“If you become a helper of hearts, springs of wisdom will flow from your heart.”

Jalal ad-Din Rumi

“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.”

Edward Everett Hale

“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 heart of a volunteer is never measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others.”

DeAnn Hollis

“Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good.”

Minor Myers Jr.

“You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for our own improvement and, at the same time, share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.”

Marie Curie

“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

“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

“Service to a just cause rewards the worker with more real happiness and satisfaction than any other venture of life.”

Carrie Chapman Catt

“I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.”

Albert Schweitzer

“To the wrongs that need resistance, To the right that needs assistance, To the future in the distance, Give yourselves.”

Carrie Chapman Catt

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Your Comments
Shelley from Cincinnati, Oh JANUARY 5, 2014
I am not some "bored stay at home Mom"! I work and I volunteer! It is a rewarding expireance to volunteer and it's sad more people don't do it.

Anderson from Colatina-ES, Brasil JULY 22, 2012
All accidents are striking, but one good thing is that people show their best side, solidarity, I see this a lot in my country, voluntarily serve in the churches and our families.

hunter from renfrew APRIL 3, 2012
Volunteering is fun! I love it. I'm going to do it today.

Amelia from paris MARCH 22, 2012
I just love to volunteer ? Don't you?

Bryan K. from San Diego, Ca. FEBRUARY 12, 2012
I became a Boy Scout Leader 4 years ago by accident. To see the boys grow up into good young men is a reward I could never have imagined. I look to this site often for inspiration to pass along. Unconditional giving is what we are all called to do.

Linda from Knoxville Tn OCTOBER 28, 2011
I've been volunteering with a local animal rescue group for 2 1/2 yrs now. I've fostered over 70 cats in my home and it's been the most rewarding and challenging experience of my life.

Himanshu Badjatya from Madhya Pradesh FEBRUARY 14, 2011
When I donated blood for the first time, I was really scared but looking around at other volunteers made my fear vanish.

Ikeazor Anieto from Lagos, Nigeria FEBRUARY 1, 2011
I love this foundation.When i saw their advert on CNN,I Loved it so much and i checked their website.This must be a website from America people.It is so great.for volunteering,there was a day i donated one pint of my blood to health workers for their patients who need blood in their hospitals.many patients need blood due to road traffic accident,complications of childbirth and many other diseases.I was so glad that a donated my blood.It was just a humble service to humanity.I was so glad that i saved lives of others.SO BE GOOD,Donate your blood for the sake of others who need it.

Holly M. from Scotland JANUARY 1, 2011
I've been doing a LOT of Volunteering lately(with young children, teens, adults, ect.) at a Museum, and when the kids' face lights up when you make a doll out of corn husks, or make a cobbler on the open fire, It's priceless!!!

Ikeazor Anieto from Lagos,Nigeria NOVEMBER 2, 2010
I love this foundation. There was a day when I donated one pint of my blood voluntarily to health workers for their hospital patients who need blood.

Chavala, F. from Dar-es-salaam,Tanzania MAY 5, 2010
Sometimes we get information, sometime we don't; Sometime we do right things rightly, sometime we don't;Sometime we travel far, sometime we dwell dormant. No matter how many of those are SOMETIMES; How many times do we do what we do for MANKIND? If you have never thought of living for people, then you better start now before it is too late. This is what other people call Volunteering.

Steve F. from Arizona DECEMBER 28, 2009
What a great idea. I was just praying for something, and I saw your commercial. How can I help?