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."
German proverb

"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."
Albert Schweitzer

"It is one of the beautiful compensations of this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The habit of giving only enhances the desire to give."
Walt Whitman

"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 give."
Winston Churchill

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

"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 others."
Audrey Hepburn

"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."
John Holcomb

"There are three kinds of people: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who say, 'What happened?'"
Casey Stengel

"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 depression."
Dodie Smith

"How wonderful that no one need wait a single moment to improve the world."
Anne Frank

"The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other people."

"You can't leave footprints in the sands of time while sitting down."
Nelson Rockefeller

"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 give."
Edward Arlington Robinson  



Mesa Police Department
Volunteers In Police Service
 PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211