40 Best Volunteer Quotes of All Time

A volunteer is someone who does something freely and without being compelled or compensated to do it, especially assisting others.

We have listed down some of the top quotes about Volunteer for you.


Best Volunteer Quotes of All Time

1. “Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.” ~ Sherry Anderson

2. “Without volunteers, we’d be a nation without a soul.” ~ Rosalynn Carter

3. “No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another. Thank you.” ~ Joseph Addison

4. “Research has shown that people who volunteer often live longer.” ~ Allen Klein

5. “Volunteer. Sometimes the jobs no one wants conceal big opportunities.” ~ H. Jackson Brown Jr.

6. “Never underestimate your ability to make someone else’s life better – even if you never know it.” ~ Greg Louganis

7. “To be good, and to do good, is all we have to do.” ~ John Adams

8. “Here’s to all volunteers, those dedicated people who believe in all work and no pay.” ~ Robert Orben

9. “We don’t recruit volunteers; we release leaders. Volunteers do good things but leaders change the world.” ~ Craig Groeschel

10. “Never before has man had such a great capacity to control his own environment, to end hunger, poverty and disease, to banish illiteracy and human misery. We have the power to make the best generation of mankind in the history of the world.” ~ John F. Kennedy

11. “Living is the art of loving. Loving is the art of caring. Caring is the art of sharing. Sharing is the art of living. If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” ~ Booker T. Washington

12. “Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.” ~ Horace Mann

13. “No matter how big and powerful government gets, and the many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.” ~ Ronald Reagan

14. “We pass through this world but once.” ~ Stephen Jay Gould

15. “I’m going to help the committee regardless of any position I have. I will volunteer to be a summer intern.” ~ Trey Gowdy

16. “The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today.” ~ Francis of Assisi

17. “Who then can so softly bind up the wound of another as he who has felt the same wound himself.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

18. “It is not enough to merely exist. It’s not enough to say, ‘I’m earning enough to live and support my family. I do my work well. I’m a good parent.’ That’s all very well. But you must do something more.” ~ Albert Schweitzer

19. “There are many ways of seeing the world. You can hang upside down from a meteor, volunteer to be the fourth stage of a three-stage rocket, or simply get in a balloon and keep going. But if it’s sheer, unadulterated discomfort you’re looking for, just stay on land.” ~ Michael Palin

20. “There are no victims, only volunteers.” ~ Robert Anthony

21. “There are three ways of trying to win the young. There is persuasion, there is compulsion, and there is attraction. You can preach at them: that is a hook without a worm. You can say, You must volunteer, and that is of the devil. You can tell them, You are needed. That appeal hardly ever fails.” ~ Kurt Hahn

22. “Men are rich only as they give. He who gives great service gets great rewards.” ~ Elbert Hubbard

23. “Each one of us should lead a life stirring enough to start a movement.” ~ Max Lucado

24. “Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” ~ Albert Einstein

25. “It is true that many of the Sea Shepherd crew members are inexperienced, but the fact is that these volunteers bring a passion to the project that cannot be found in a hired crew.” ~ Paul Watson

26. “It wasn’t the reward that mattered or the recognition you might harvest. It was your depth of commitment, your quality of service, the product of your devotion – these were the things that counted in life. When you gave purely, the honor in giving, and that was honor enough.” ~ Scott O’Grady

27. “I’ve seen far too many Christians who are more than willing to travel halfway around the world to volunteer for a week in an orphanage, but who cannot bring themselves to take the personal risk of sharing Jesus with the coworker who sits day after day in the cubicle right next to them.” ~ Lee Strobel

28. “Exercise your purchasing power as a consumer, volunteer and bring joy to those in need, and share your experiences, tell your stories, and inspire others along the way.” ~ Blake Mycoskie

29. “When the citizens of a nation will no longer volunteer to defend it, then it is probably not worth saving. No nation has the right to survive with conscript troops, and in the long run, no nation ever has.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein

30. “I grew up with the word “volunteer” as a very powerful word in my family. I was inspired by my mother and by how selfless our family was toward others who didn’t have enough.” ~ Eva Longoria

31. “Guess what? I have flaws. What are they? Oh I donno, I sing in the shower? Sometimes I spend too much time volunteering. Occasionally I’ll hit somebody with my car. So sue me – no, don’t sue me. That is opposite the point I’m trying to make.” ~ Michael Scott

32. “Give yourself fully to your endeavors. Decide to construct your character through excellent actions and determine to pay the price of a worthy goal. The trials you encounter will introduce you to your strengths.” ~ Epictetus

33. “Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

34. “In the knowledge economy everyone is a volunteer, but we have trained our managers to manage conscripts.” ~ Peter F. Drucker

35. “Teach me to feel another’s woe, to hide the fault I see, that mercy I to others show, that mercy show to me.” ~ Alexander Pope

36. “True discipleship is for volunteers only. Only volunteers will trust the Guide sufficiently to follow Him in the dangerous ascent which only He can lead.” ~ Neal A. Maxwell

37. “Games are unnecessary obstacles we volunteer to tackle.” ~ Jane McGonigal

38. “One of the gratuities about being a director is that you can volunteer yourself out of difficult details.” ~ Steven Spielberg

39. “I’m happy to volunteer for the American Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet. The Red Cross is an organization that responds to those in need and it is an honor to help them with the lifesaving role they play everyday in communities nationwide.” ~ Peyton Manning

40. “There’s tons of information on the Internet, so if you type in cancer, they’ll give you 15, 000 different options to get involved with cancer. It’s very easy to get involved if you want to get involved, especially to volunteer your time.” ~ Chelsea Handler


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