Inspire Your Volunteers With These 18 Famous Quotes

Updated 4/3/19 for relevancy.

We hope you’re ready for National Volunteer Week! Here at VolunteerMatch, we’re eager to celebrate #NVW2019 by honoring the volunteers and people who make volunteering possible — you!

In this 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.

"What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good." –Aristotle(Simply click on 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

"Only a life lived for others is worth living." –Albert EinsteinWe 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

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" –Martin Luther King, Jr.If every American donated five hours a week, it would equal the labor of twenty million full-time volunteers.” — Whoopi Goldberg

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” — Oscar Wilde

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.

"The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention." –Oscar WildeOur 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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