Guest post by Lesley J. Vos
Even the most devoted volunteers experience a lack of inspiration and motivation from time to time.
As a volunteer leader, it’s you who can change this. You can encourage your volunteers, engage and motivate them to grow, and become a source of inspiration!
There are many ways you can do this. What is one simple way? Sometimes the right words can perform magic, helping us reach new horizons and inspiring us to do good for others.
Share these awesome quotes to inspire your volunteers (and yourself next time your organization can use a little extra motivation!)
“Wherever you turn, you can find someone who needs you. Even if it is a little thing, do something for which there is no pay but the privilege of doing it. Remember, you don’t live in the world all of your own.”
“Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve…. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
~Martin Luther King, Jr.
“You can study government and politics in school, but the best way to really understand the process is to volunteer your time.”
“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.”
“You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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”.
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.”
Do everything you can to create an amazing, inspiring experience for your volunteers– and you won’t regret it.
Because isn’t it a true happiness to help others?
About the author: Lesley J. Vos is a blogger. She writes for Bid4Papers and many other websites, sharing her writing experience and helping others improve their writing skills. Lesley volunteered for Euro 2012 in Ukraine, and she had a background in volunteer teaching of French for Ukrainian students.