10 Quotes That Will Make You Want to Volunteer

December 5th marked International Volunteering Day. If you’re interested in volunteering, check out this list of volunteer-related quotes!

“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

“Volunteering is so pervasive it’s invisible. We take for granted all the things that have been pioneered by concerned, active volunteers.” – Susan J. Ellis

“In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy.” –Karl Reiland

“The moral test of a society is how that society treats those who are in the dawn of life — the children; those who are in the twilight of life — the elderly; and those who are in the shadow of life — the sick, the needy, and the handicapped.” – Hubert Humphrey

“What volunteers bring is the human touch, the individual, caring approach that no government program, however well-meaning and well-executed, can deliver.” – Edward James Olmos

“You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.” –Henry Drummond

“When giving comes directly from the heart, it can never disappoint or embarrass.” –Bel Kaufman

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”—Mother Teresa

“The best antidote I know for worry is work. The best cure for weariness is the challenge of helping someone who is even more tired. One of the great ironies of life is this: He or she who serves almost always benefits more than he or she who is served.”—Gordon B. Hinckley

“To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.”—Abraham Lincoln

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