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.


List Of Motivational Volunteering Quotes And Sayings


Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.

-Horace Mann



o ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.

-Abraham Lincoln



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.

-Website Of Administrators Of Volunteer Resources Bc




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


Best Inspirational Volunteering Quotes And Sayings


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


Famous Humorous Volunteering Quotes And Proverbs


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-Exupery




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

-Charles Dickens