Volunteer quotes

  • Peace is not so much a political mandate as it is a shared state of consciousness that remains elevated and intact only to the degree that those who value it volunteer their existence as living examples of the same... Peace ends with the unraveling of individual hope and the emergence of the will to worship violence as a healer of private and social dis-ease.
    -- Aberjhani

    #Peace #Volunteer #Political

  • I have studied the effects of our new lots of polio vaccine in 100 adult volunteers and during the next few days shall give it to my wife and 2 children as well as to our neighbors and their children.
    -- Albert Sabin

    #Children #Vaccines #Volunteer

  • Foreign Ministry guys don't become agents. Party officials, the Foreign Ministry nerds, tend not to volunteer to Western intelligence agencies.
    -- Aldrich Ames

    #Party #Agency #Volunteer

  • 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

    #Helping Others #Volunteer #Woe

  • But honest instinct comes a volunteer; Sure never to o'er-shoot, but just to hit, While still too wide or short in human wit.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Volunteer #Honest #Instinct

  • Research has shown that people who volunteer often live longer.
    -- Allen Klein

    #People #Volunteer #Research

  • In the real world, I see conservatives volunteering at adoption agencies, at churches, at bake sales and the local American Legion Post while the only charity a progressive sends is a smug sermon on fair share and what fairness is.
    -- Allen West

    #Real #Agency #Volunteer

  • I live to inspire girls, volunteers, Girl Scout staff and alumni
    -- Anna Maria Chavez

    #Girl #Volunteer #Inspire

  • The work of volunteers impacts on all our lives, even if we are not aware of it.
    -- Antony Worrall Thompson

    #Impact #Volunteer #Charity

  • People who volunteer at the recycling center or soup kitchen through a church or neighborhood group can come to feel part of something 'larger.' Such a sense of belonging calls on a different part of a self than the market calls on. The market calls on our sense of self-interest. It focuses us on what we 'get.
    -- Arlie Russell Hochschild

    #Self #People #Volunteer

  • Compared with the employed, the jobless are less likely to vote, volunteer, see friends and talk to family. Even on weekends, the jobless spend more time alone than those with jobs.
    -- Arlie Russell Hochschild

    #Jobs #Weekend #Volunteer

  • Our nation will succeed or fail to the degree that all of us - citizens and businesses alike - are active participanats in building strong, sustainable and enriching communities.
    -- Arnold Hiatt

    #Strong #Volunteer #Community

  • If you can't go where people are happier, try to make people happier where you are.
    -- Ashleigh Brilliant

    #People #Volunteer #Trying

  • To truly find yourself, touch as many lives as possible!
    -- Ashley Klein

    #Volunteer #Finding Yourself

  • It's important to know that the vast majority of people who were excited in 2008 are still really enthusiastic. We've got more volunteers now than ever, and they're engaged, they're motivated, they're not paying attention to the ups and downs of polls or Washington.
    -- Barack Obama

    #People #Volunteer #Important

  • When giving comes directly from the heart, it can never disappoint or embarrass.
    -- Bel Kaufman

    #Heart #Volunteer #Giving

  • A "just war" - if there could be such a thing - would not require conscription. Volunteers would be plentiful.
    -- Ben Salmon

    #War #Volunteer #Would Be

  • You know, 1% of us is in the armed forces, protecting the other 99, and they're all volunteers.
    -- Benjamin Walker

    #Volunteer #Force #Armed Forces

  • If your goal is to make the world a better place, one thing you can do is pick a specific challenge that you really care about. Then, learn as much as you can about it and try to volunteer your time to help an organization that is working in this area. While you're doing that, look for creative new ways to use technology to tackle parts of the problem that you come in contact with.
    -- Bill Gates

    #Technology #Organization #Volunteer

  • It was not the people or the Roman soldiers who put Jesus on the cross - it was your sins and my sins that made it necessary for Him to volunteer His death.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Jesus #People #Volunteer

  • 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

    #Exercise #Volunteer #Joy

  • There is nothing Federal about local volunteer fire departments.
    -- Bobby Scott

    #Fire #Volunteer

  • 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

    #Art #Caring #Volunteer

  • The outpouring of support from health professionals who want to volunteer for Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts has been tremendous,
    -- Calvin Johnson

    #Recovery #Volunteer #Support

  • Destiny is not necessarily what we get out of life, but rather, what we give.
    -- Cary Grant

    #Destiny #Volunteer #Giving

  • We applaud Congress for extending equitable abortion coverage to female Peace Corps volunteers.
    -- Cecile Richards

    #Volunteer #Abortion #Female

  • There are actresses who've had expensive work done and look great, so I'm not holier-than-thou about it. But it wouldn't be for me, perhaps because I've already been in hospital and wouldn't want to volunteer myself for it again.
    -- Celia Imrie

    #Volunteer #Looks #Done

  • Why not allow patrons to comment on directors' decisions, vote on costume design, listen to dancers' conversations, volunteer to help out in ways beyond just writing a check? They can see themselves as co-producers, not just bystanders.
    -- Chris Elam

    #Writing #Bystanders #Volunteer

  • We don’t recruit volunteers; we release leaders. Volunteers do good things but leaders change the world.
    -- Craig Groeschel

    #Volunteer #Leader #World

  • [I am a co - creator], an active agent in this universe who makes things happen. If I want the world to change, I have to change it.
    -- Danah Zohar

    #Volunteer #Agents #World

  • While helping hundreds of thousands of refugees, Red Cross volunteers undoubtedly heard stories of Nazi brutality and rumors of mass gassings and they noted those rumors and kept an eye out for any evidence of them, but they saw nothing to indicate that the rumors were true.
    -- David Duke

    #Eye #Ku Klux Klan #Volunteer

  • Your corn is ripe today, mine will be so tomorrow. 'Tis profitable for us both that I should labor with you today, and that you should aid me tomorrow. I have no kindness for you, and know you have as little for me. I will not, therefore, take any pains upon your account . . . Here then I leave you to labor alone; you treat me in the same manner. The seasons change, and both of us lose our harvests for want of mutual confidence and security.
    -- David Hume

    #Pain #Kindness #Volunteer

  • When I first started working in politics, as a junior aide on Walter Mondale's 1984 presidential campaign, it never occurred to me that I would one day work in the White House. There were plenty of women among the volunteers who stuffed envelopes and walked precincts. But there were fewer and fewer on each successive level of influence and access.
    -- Dee Dee Myers

    #White #Volunteer #House

  • There really wasn't an environmental movement 30 years ago. The Sierra Club national office in 1969 consisted of one full-time volunteer.
    -- Denis Hayes

    #Years #Volunteer #Office

  • Volunteers are caring friends
    -- Don Williams

    #Friendship #Caring #Volunteer

  • When you were a volunteer for the Bush-Cheney campaign, you came in the morning; you had a supervisor who gave you a list of calls to make and a time to do it in.
    -- Ed Gillespie

    #Morning #Volunteer #Campaigns

  • I mostly like to travel and volunteer because I get antsy if I stay in my comfort zone for too long.
    -- Eden Sher

    #Long #Volunteer #Comfort

  • That men should kill one another for want of somewhat else to do, which is the case of all volunteers in war, seems to be so horrible to humanity that there needs no divinity to control it.
    -- Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon

    #War #Men #Volunteer

  • I told the government I'd volunteer for prison, as long as it served the right purpose,
    -- Edward Snowden

    #Government #Long #Volunteer

  • Men are rich only as they give. He who gives great service gets great rewards.
    -- Elbert Hubbard

    #Men #Volunteer #Giving

  • 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

    #Character #Volunteer #Giving

  • Linux evolved in a completely different way. From nearly the beginning, it was rather casually hacked on by huge numbers of volunteers coordinating only through the Internet.
    -- Eric S. Raymond

    #Numbers #Volunteer #Different

  • The special trait making me an anarch is that I live in a world which I ‘ultimately’ do not take seriously. This increases my freedom; I serve as a temporary volunteer
    -- Ernst Junger

    #Volunteer #Special #World

  • When the church becomes an institution, people are nothing more than volunteers to be recruited. When the church is a movement, our stewardship becomes the unleashing of our God-given gifts, talents, and passions.
    -- Erwin McManus

    #Passion #People #Volunteer

  • I've always thought of myself as a role model even before being a 'celebrity.' I've always been doing charity work and volunteering in the community since I was 8, so when you do that, I think you just assume that role when you put yourself out there.
    -- Eva Longoria

    #Thinking #Volunteer #Role Models

  • We can't do much about the length of our lives, but we can do plenty about it's width and depth.
    -- Evan Esar

    #Volunteer #Depth #Length

  • The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today.
    -- Francis of Assisi

    #Volunteer #Deeds #May

  • The young nobles, of whom there were many, were volunteers, who had paid their own expenses in expectation of a golden harvest, and they chafed in impatience and disgust. The religious element in the colony-unlike the former Huguenot emigration to Brazil--was evidently subordinate. The adventurers thought more of their fortunes than of their faith.
    -- Francis Parkman

    #Religious #Expectations #Volunteer

  • Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil which does not produce its like.
    -- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

    #Volunteer #Evil #Example

  • And of all glad words of prose or rhyme, The gladdest are Act while there yet is time
    -- Franklin P. Adams

    #Volunteer #Rhyme #Glad

  • Biffy said, off the cuff, "Or we could find a replacement queen." "Volunteering for the position?" "Why, Professor, is that wittiness I detect?" "Only for you." "Charmer." Biffy tapped him on the arm playfully.
    -- Gail Carriger

    #Queens #Volunteer #Cuffs

  • Many schools include a service project as part of their curriculum, and many corporations have in-house projects for their employees or give them time off to do volunteer work.
    -- George H. W. Bush

    #School #Volunteer #Giving

  • The highest of distinctions is service to others.
    -- George IV of the United Kingdom

    #Volunteer #Service To Others #Distinction

  • The all-volunteer army works. It works particularly when we pay our troops well.
    -- George W. Bush

    #Army #Volunteer #Troops

  • 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

    #Helping Others #Volunteer #Feelings

  • The influence of a beautiful, helpful character is contagious, and may revolutionize a whole town.
    -- Graham Collier

    #Beautiful #Character #Volunteer

  • Never underestimate your ability to make someone else's life better - even if you never know it.
    -- Greg Louganis

    #Volunteer #Underestimate #Ability

  • Volunteering to help others is the right thing to do, and it also boosts personal happiness
    -- Gretchen Rubin

    #Helping Others #Volunteer #Boost

  • I did not volunteer for the Waffen SS, but was, as were thousands of my year group, conscripted. I did not then know as a 17-year-old that it was a criminal unit. I thought it was an elite unit.
    -- Gunter Grass

    #Years #Volunteer #Criminals

  • Our good works are like stones cast into the pool of time; though the stones themselves may disappear, their ripples extend to eternity.
    -- Heidi

    #Volunteer #May #Stones

  • It is a rare and high privilege to be in a position to help people understand the differences that they can make not only in their own lives but in the lives of others by simply giving of themselves.
    -- Helen Boosalis

    #Differences #People #Volunteer

  • In this troubled world, it's refreshing to find someone who still has the time to be kind. Someone who still has the faith to believe that the more you give, the more you receive. Someone who's ready by thought, word, or deed to reach out a hand, in the hour of need.
    -- Helen Steiner Rice

    #Believe #Hands #Volunteer

  • When were the good and the brave ever in a majority?
    -- Henry David Thoreau

    #Volunteer #Brave #Majority

  • Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something.
    -- Henry David Thoreau

    #Good Life #Son #Volunteer

  • The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service.
    -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    #Dream #Men #Volunteer

  • Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.
    -- Horace Mann

    #Compassion #Helping Others #Volunteer

  • I can't be found in myself; I discover myself in others. That much is clear. And I suspect that I also love and care for myself in others.
    -- Hugh Prather

    #Volunteer #Care #Found

  • We seldom stop to think how many people's lives are entwined with our own. It is a form of selfishness to imagine that every individual can operate on his own or can pull out of the general stream and not be missed.
    -- Ivy Baker Priest

    #Thinking #People #Volunteer

  • When people forget themselves, they usually do things others remember.
    -- James Coco

    #People #Volunteer #Remember

  • Games are unnecessary obstacles we volunteer to tackle.
    -- Jane McGonigal

    #Games #Volunteer #Obstacles

  • The goal of social media is to turn customers into a volunteer marketing army
    -- Jay Baer

    #Army #Media #Volunteer

  • What does the world need that you can provide?”
Express your social mission, whether it’s cause marketing, volunteering, culture, environmental initiatives, sustainable products, or corporate philanthropy
Start before scale: make a commitment, take small steps and then scale when you’re ready
Internalize and share your social mission
Be unfailingly transparent – “If you’re not scared by what you’re saying, you’re not sharing enough
    -- Jeffrey Hollender

    #Commitment #Volunteer #Marketing

  • We all have a responsibility to volunteer somewhere and I'm lucky that I get the education and get taken to places to see what's out there and see what's happening and to then be a part of it in hopefully an impactful way.
    -- Jennifer Garner

    #Taken #Responsibility #Volunteer

  • The art world is an all-volunteer force. No one has to be here if he or she doesn't want to be, and we should be associating with anyone we want to.
    -- Jerry Saltz

    #Art #Volunteer #World

  • Comcast began their tradition of volunteer service in 1997 when Comcast employees and their families participated in the Philadelphia Cares Day.
    -- Jim Gerlach

    #Philadelphia #Volunteer #Care

  • Throughout my life, I've seen the difference that volunteering efforts can make in people's lives. I know the personal value of service as a local volunteer.
    -- Jimmy Carter

    #Differences #People #Volunteer

  • To be good, and to do good, is all we have to do.
    -- John Adams

    #Volunteer #Virtue #Be Good

  • When I met Paul Ryan 22 years ago, he was a student at Miami of Ohio volunteering on my campaign.
    -- John Boehner

    #Ohio #Years #Volunteer

  • 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

    #Men #Volunteer #Disease

  • You have to become involved to make an impact. No one is impressed with the won/loss record of the referee.
    -- John Noble Holcomb

    #Loss #Impact #Volunteer

  • Well, who is more likely to volunteer to take a job in a bureaucracy that has little to recommend it except that it gives you the power to use government force to control the lives of others? A dispassionate scientist or a zealot? In government, the zealots eventually take over.
    -- John Stossel

    #Jobs #Government #Volunteer

  • No matter the location of the build site, the religion, gender or ethnicity of the homeowners or volunteers, there is a sense of authentic community that links Habitat partners. It's exactly this kind of shared commitment that has sustained Habitat for three decades, and, similarly, it will be a renewed commitment that's necessary to meet the challenges ahead. I don't have to remind you that the need for decent housing is immense. Our tenacity is equally vast.
    -- Jonathan Reckford

    #Commitment #Ethnicity #Volunteer

  • So popular is the naval service the only embarrassment is that men volunteer so rapidly we have to work overtime to give them hardy, adequate housing and proper training.
    -- Josephus Daniels

    #Men #Volunteer #Giving

  • We see community organizations as major service providers and economic drivers rather than as recipients or distributors of charity, and coordinators of volunteers. Today they constitute what's referred to as 'the social economy'.
    -- Julia Gillard

    #Organization #Volunteer #Community

  • I am proud to represent these men and women who empower people in developing nations and promote the Peace Corps mission of peace and friendship. These volunteers are making major strides to improve the lives of people and communities around the world.
    -- Kenny Marchant

    #Men #People #Volunteer

  • I'm here not just as an actress but as a woman, an African-American, a granddaughter of Ellis Island immigrants, a person who could not have afforded college without the help of student loans and as one of millions of volunteers working to re-elect President Obama!
    -- Kerry Washington

    #College #Islands #Volunteer

  • I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy.
    -- Khalil Gibran

    #Morning #Helping Others #Volunteer

  • If our hopes of building a better and safer world are to become more than wishful thinking, we will need the engagement of volunteers more than ever.
    -- Kofi Annan

    #Thinking #Helping Others #Volunteer

  • If we are to make poverty history, we must have the active participation of States, civil society and the private sector, as well as individual volunteers.
    -- Kofi Annan

    #Helping Others #Volunteer #Poverty

  • 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

    #Winning #Volunteer #Trying

  • Harry Collins was the first magician I ever saw back in 1965 when I was five years old. He was doing a magic show and I was the volunteer from the audience.
    -- Lance Burton

    #Years #Volunteer #Magic

  • Either one of you kill him, or I will.” Shade, Wraith and Kynan raised their hands to volunteer. How special. Brotherly love ran like syrup in the room.
    -- Larissa Ione

    #Hands #Volunteer #Special

  • You volunteering to play Big Gulp? ~Wraith
    -- Larissa Ione

    #Play #Volunteer #Bigs

  • Most kids will not volunteer to eat veggies. At times you must step up to the plate and enforce the rule of authority as a parent.
    -- Lee Haney

    #Kids #Volunteer #Parent

  • 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 co-worker who sits day after day in the cubicle right next to them.
    -- Lee Strobel

    #Christian #Jesus #Volunteer

  • If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is tied up with mine, then let us work together.
    -- Lilla Watson

    #Work #Volunteer #Together

  • If CEOs insist that middle class Americans compete with cheap foreign labor, why not outsource the jobs of CEOs? If business is all about cost, they should be the first to volunteer.
    -- Lou Dobbs

    #Jobs #Class #Volunteer

  • Volunteer activities can foster enormous leadership skills. The nonprofit professional volunteer world is a laboratory for self - realization.
    -- Madeleine M. Kunin

    #Skills #Self #Volunteer

  • There are as many jobs for younger Americans as there are for other Americans of every age group in political campaigns. Campaigns are very labor intensive and volunteer dependent.
    -- Marc Racicot

    #Jobs #Volunteer #Political

  • Silence equals nonexistence. If I don't raise my voice, it's like I never existed.
    -- Margaret Cho

    #Voice #Volunteer #Silence