Thoughts On Volunteering
"Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life.
It's important to the person who serves as well as the
recipient. It's the way in which we ourselves grow and develop."
Dr. Dorothy I. Height
"When one helps another, both are strong."
"Seek always to do some good, somewhere. Every person has to
seek in his own way to make his own self more noble and to
realize his own true worth. You must give some time to your
fellow man. Even if it's a little thing, do something for those
who have need of a man's help, something for which you get no
pay but the privilege of doing it. For, remember, you don't live
in a world all your own. Your brothers are here, too."
"It is one of the beautiful compensations of this life that
no one can sincerely try to help another without helping
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The habit of giving only enhances the desire to give."
"I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole
community and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it
whatever I can."
George Bernard Shaw
"Some get and forget. Some give and forgive."
sign on a street corner
"We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we
"Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on
"If you try to find time for something that matters, you
never will. You must make the time."
"If you ever need a helping hand, it is at the end of your
arm. As you get older you must remember you have a second hand.
The first one is to help yourself. The second hand is to help
"Past the beggar and the suffering walks he who asks, 'Why,
oh God, do you not do something for these people?' To which God
replied, 'I did do something, I made you.'"
old Sufi saying
"You have to become involved to make an impact. No one is
impressed with the win/loss record of the referee."
"There are three kinds of people: those who make things
happen, those who watch things happen, and those who say, 'What
"It is better to shoot for the moon and miss than shoot for
nothing and hit it."
Rev. Eloise Page
"Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for
"How wonderful that no one need wait a single moment to
improve the world."
"The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to
"You can't leave footprints in the sands of time while
"We must be the change we wish to see."
"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."
"There are two kinds of gratitude: the sudden kind we feel
for what we receive and the larger kind we feel for what we
Edward Arlington Robinson