Volunteers are people who work for others selflessly. We as humans always need some or the other help but we sometimes forget to give back the kindness. The term volunteerism was born to make everyone aware of this fact.
International Volunteer Day!
International Volunteer Day is celebrated on December 5, nominated by the United Nations since 1985. This day provides volunteers and their organizations a chance to come in the limelight, for their contributions at local, national, or international levels.
We live in this fast-paced world where everyone is too busy with their own life. No one has the time to stop and help someone in trouble or even ask. Most of us have been living selfishly but there are still many people who dedicate their lives to help others. These great people have a name – Volunteers.
We all should do it once in a while. Doing social work adds to your resume. But apart from that, it enriches you as a person by giving you a new perspective towards living. It helps you appreciate the efforts of those working for a cause, and it makes you more grateful for everything you have.
Here is a compilation of some quotes by great people which will change your thinking and inspire you in ‘Doing’ more.
Quotes on Volunteerism
I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.
― Mother Teresa
The world is hugged by the faithful arms of volunteers.
― Terri Guillemets
Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another.
― Erma Bombeck
Volunteers are love in motion!
It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.
― Julius Caesar
Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.
― Elizabeth Andrew
Here’s to all volunteers, those dedicated people who believe in all work and no pay.
― Robert Orben
There are two ways of spreading light – to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
― Edith Wharton, Vesalius in Zante
God and angels don’t get paid even though theirs is some of the most important work around. Ditto for volunteers.
― Cherishe Archer
How beautiful a day can be
When kindness touches it!
― George Elliston
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
The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.
― Oscar Wilde
Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.
― Sherry Anderson
There is a tremendous strength that is growing in the world through… sharing together, praying together, suffering together, and working together.
― Mother Teresa
Being good is commendable, but only when it is combined with doing good is it useful.
― Stephen King
Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.
― Albert Schweitzer
If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.
― Booker T. Washington
Volunteering creates a national character in which the community and the nation
take on a spirit of compassion, comradeship and confidence.
― Brian O’Connell
Love cannot remain by itself – it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action, and that action is service.
― Mother Teresa
The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier on earth.
― Stonewall Jackson
Volunteers are paid in six figures… S-M-I-L-E-S.
― Gayla LeMaire
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
― David Thomas
Help one another; there’s no time like the present and no present like the time.
― James Durst
Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer.
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
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
― Winston Churchill
Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
There is no better exercise for your heart than reaching down and helping to lift someone up.
― Bernard Meltzer
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
― Ralph Waldo Emerson