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.


I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.     

Maya Angelou

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.     

Mother Teresa

The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit.     

Nelson Henderson

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.     

Oscar Wilde

The willingness to share does not make one charitable; it makes one free.     

Robert Brault

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

Rumi

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.     

Seneca

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

Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.     

Sherry Anderson

Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.     

Steve Jobs

The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green.     

Thomas Carlyle

If you want to touch the past, touch a rock. If you want to touch the present, touch a flower. If you want to touch the future, touch a life.     

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No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burdens of another.     

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Volunteers are love in motion!     

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Being good is commendable, but only when it is combined with doing good is it useful.     

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It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.     

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Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns.     

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Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.     

William James

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.     

William Shakespeare

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.     

Willie Nelson