Volunteering Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old volunteering quotes, volunteering sayings, and volunteering proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.     

H. Jackson Brown Jr.

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

David Thomas

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

Edith Wharton

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

Tom Brokaw

Be of service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker, or you make time every month to do volunteer work, there is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of empowerment than being of service to someone in need.     

Gillian Anderson

Research has shown that people who volunteer often live longer.     

Allen Klein

Volunteerism is currency that appreciates.     

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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

The greatest poverty that can afflict the human spirit is the loss of a generous heart. You will know that success has slipped away when your passion for helping others grows cold.     

Bill Lane Doulos

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


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

Muhammad Ali

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


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

Winston Churchill

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

Greg Louganis

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

James D. Miles

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

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

Giving kids clothes and food is one thing but it's much more important to teach them that other people besides themselves are important, and that the best thing they can do with their lives is to use them in the service of other people.     

Dolores Huerta

Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.     

John F. Kennedy

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 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

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

Bernard Meltzer

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

Leo Buscaglia

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


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

When you give yourself, you receive more than you give.     

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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

Charles Dickens

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?     

Martin Luther King

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