Updated 4/21/17 for relevancy.
We hope you’re ready for National Volunteer Week! Here at VolunteerMatch, we’re eager to celebrate #NVW2017 by honoring the volunteers and people who make volunteering possible — you!
In today’s post, we’re highlighting ways to inspire your volunteers — through bite-sized, inspirational quotes you can share with your networks to encourage them to get out and volunteer. Here are some of our favorites.
(Quotes with a tweetable number of characters have a link – simply click the quote to share inspiration with your Twitter followers!)
“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.” — Muhammad Ali
“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” — Elizabeth Andrew
“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
“What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good.” — Aristotle
“We have to do what we can to help wherever and whenever it is possible for us to help.” — Jackie Chan
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” — Winston Churchill
“If compassion was the motivating factor behind all of our decisions, would our world not be a completely different place?” — Sheryl Crow
“Only a life lived for others is worth living.” — Albert Einstein
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” — Mahatma Gandhi
“Whatever community organization, whether it’s a women’s organization, or fighting for racial justice … you will get satisfaction out of doing something to give back to the community that you never get in any other way.” — Ruth Bader Ginsburg
“If every American donated five hours a week, it would equal the labor of twenty million full-time volunteers.” — Whoopi Goldberg
“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands — one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” — Audrey Hepburn
“I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.” — Thomas Jefferson
“The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.” — Helen Keller
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?” — Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Our generation has the ability and the responsibility to make our ever-more connected world a more hopeful, stable and peaceful place.” — Natalie Portman
“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” — William Shakespeare
“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.” — Unknown
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