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VOLUNTEERING QUOTATIONS
20190624 monday quote
“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

Thursday
“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

20190626 wednesday quote
“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

20190627 thursday quote
“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”

Muhammad Ali

20190625 tuesday quote
“If you become a helper of hearts, springs of wisdom will flow from your heart.”

Jalal ad-Din Rumi

20160511 wednesday quote
“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

20160512 thursday quote
“To the wrongs that need resistance, To the right that needs assistance, To the future in the distance, Give yourselves.”

Carrie Chapman Catt

20160513 friday quote
“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.”

Elizabeth Andrew

20160510 tuesday quote
“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

20190628 friday quote
“Service to a just cause rewards the worker with more real happiness and satisfaction than any other venture of life.”

Carrie Chapman Catt

Monday
“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

20160509 monday quote
“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

Here are some stories about everyday heroes who show 'volunteering'.
VOLUNTEERING
Helping others One year, at cross county Sally past out. I was going to help her, but I was really out of breath. I could not really help her either because I went up to help and the girls that was helping her pushed me out of the way and said no we got this. So I said okay and after that one of my other friends made me fell...
SUBMITTED BY FAITH
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VOLUNTEERING
Lessons Learned from Sitting with the Dying Hospice – Lessons Learned Reprint - Originally Published in the Heartland Volunteer Newsletter, June 2011 By: Sam Aspley, Heartland Volunteer People come to Hospice because something brought them there, like a spiritual calling, turning point or event. “What sent you to us?” is the question commonly asked at...
SUBMITTED BY SAM A
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VOLUNTEERING
Jim W My hero is my dad for a lot of reasons. His intelligence, creativity, and caring personality are what make him my hero. I’ll start with his intelligence. He graduated Aitkin High School in 1984 as one of the biggest rednecks. He then went to a four year college to become a mechanic which is what he still is...
SUBMITTED BY JOE
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Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

Tell Us Your Story Everyday Hero Stories

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ACCEPTANCE
ACHIEVEMENT
AMBITION
APPRECIATING NATURE
APPRECIATION
BE SUPER
BEING THERE
BELIEVE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
BRAVERY
CARING
CHANGE
CHARACTER
CHARITY
CHEER
CIVILITY
CLASS AND GRACE
COMMITMENT
COMMON GROUND
COMMUNITY
COMPASSION
COMPLIMENTS
COMPROMISE
CONFIDENCE
CONNECTION
COURAGE
COURTESY
CREATIVITY
CURIOSITY
DEDICATION
DETERMINATION
DEVOTION
DISCOVERY
DO THY BEST
DO YOUR PART
DREAM
DRIVE
EDUCATION
EMPATHY
ENCOURAGEMENT
EQUALITY
EXCELLENCE
FAMILY
FITNESS
FORESIGHT
FORGIVENESS
FRIENDSHIP
GENEROSITY
GET ALONG
GET OUTSIDE
GIVING BACK
GOOD EXAMPLES
GOOD MANNERS
GOODNESS
GRATITUDE
GREAT MUSIC
GRIT
HARD WORK
HEALTH
HELPING OTHERS
HONESTY
HONOR
HOPE
HUMILITY
HUMOR
IMAGINE
INCLUDING OTHERS
INCLUSION
INGENUITY
INITIATIVE
INNOVATION
INSPIRATION
INTEGRITY
JOY
JUSTICE
KINDNESS
LAUGHTER
LEADERSHIP
LEARNING
LISTENING
LITERACY
LIVE LIFE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
LOVE
LOYALTY
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
MENTORING
MINDFULNESS
MOTIVATION
NEVER EVER GIVE UP
OPPORTUNITY
OPTIMISM
OUR BEAUTIFUL WORLD
OVERCOMING
PARENTING
PASSION
PATIENCE
PEACE
PERSEVERANCE
PERSISTENCE
PERSPECTIVE
PIONEERING
PLEASE AND THANK YOU
PRACTICE
PREPARATION
PULL TOGETHER
PURPOSE
REACHING OUT
RESILIENCY
RESPECT
RESPONSIBILITY
RIGHT CHOICES
RISING ABOVE
SACRIFICE
SECOND CHANCES
SELF-CARE
SELFLESSNESS
SERVICE
SHARING
SMILE
SOUL
SPORTSMANSHIP
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
STEWARDSHIP
STRENGTH
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
TEAMWORK
THANK YOU
TRUE BEAUTY
TRUE CHAMPION
TRUST
UNITY
VISION
VOLUNTEERING
WISDOM
WONDER
YOU GOT THIS
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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.

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