Explore the value of Volunteering
You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for our own improvement and, at the same time, share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.
How can we expect our children to know and experience the joy of giving unless we teach them that the greater pleasure in life lies in the art of giving rather than receiving.
James Cash Penney
One kernel is felt in a hogshead; one drop of water helps to swell the ocean; a spark of fire helps to give light to the world. None are too small, too feeble, too poor to be of service. Think of this and act.
I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.
Pearl S. Buck
Service to a just cause rewards the worker with more real happiness and satisfaction than any other venture of life.
Carrie Chapman Catt
Minor Myers Jr.
David Star Jordan
Volunteering is at the very core of being a human. No one has made it through life without someone else’s help.
Heather French Henry
Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and will make, not only our own happiness, but that of the world at large.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
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Personal Stories About ‘Volunteering’
Volunteers Make Homes For Homeless YouthSubmitted by Kerry Williams
Thanks to generous grant support, my organization has built nine units of permanent supportive housing for homeless youth -- the first of their kind in the state of Michigan. Funding came together through a unique public-private partnership to bring them from dreams to reality. The units were complete in August,...
Re Gifting: Giving Away What We Have Been Given.Submitted by Todd Owens
Seven years ago, in September of 2004, 16 random people were brought together by a common gift; their ability to sing. That fateful meeting has grown into a volunteer organization that has donated over $16, 000 to charities in their community. Most of us had never met, or were only passing acquaintances. We were...
Lessons Learned From Sitting With The DyingSubmitted by Sam A
Hospice – Lessons Learned Reprint - Originally Published in the Heartland Volunteer Newsletter, June 2011 By: Sam Aspley, Heartland Volunteer People come to Hospice because something brought them there, like a spiritual calling, turning point or event. “What sent you to us?” is the question commonly asked at...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Volunteering’
JoAnn BSubmitted by Kelly Buyers
My mother has spent the past 9 years working with Special Olympics. But her story of love, compassion, and patience doesn’t start there. It started 20 years ago when my younger sister, Natalie, was born. You see, my sister is mentally delayed and has always required extra help; help that my mother never hesitated...
Marisa ThomasSubmitted by Barbara Dowling
Marisa Thomas is a shining example of a leader who is empathetic to the needs of so many lives in our community. Over the years, she has dedicated her time, talents and resources in mentoring at-risk youth, as well as being an ESOL tutor for new immigrants - instilling encouragement, purpose, and warmth amidst...
Linda HonnoldSubmitted by Gwendolyn Wier
Linda Honnold is inspiration and very well stands for your entire list of values. She is kind hearted, charitable and compassionate. She is an avid volunteer and organizer and among many others has become a cog in the wheels for the volunteer organizations in Jacksonville, FL. Linda can keep a large group of...
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I am not some "bored stay at home Mom"! I work and I volunteer! It is a rewarding expireance to volunteer and it's sad more people don't do it.
Shelley, Cincinnati, Oh
All accidents are striking, but one good thing is that people show their best side, solidarity, I see this a lot in my country, voluntarily serve in the churches and our families.
Anderson, Colatina-ES, Brasil
Volunteering is fun! I love it. I'm going to do it today.
I just love to volunteer ?
I became a Boy Scout Leader 4 years ago by accident. To see the boys grow up into good young men is a reward I could never have imagined. I look to this site often for inspiration to pass along. Unconditional giving is what we are all called to do.
Bryan K., San Diego, Ca.
I've been volunteering with a local animal rescue group for 2 1/2 yrs now. I've fostered over 70 cats in my home and it's been the most rewarding and challenging experience of my life.
Linda, Knoxville Tn
When I donated blood for the first time, I was really scared but looking around at other volunteers made my fear vanish.
Himanshu Badjatya, Madhya Pradesh
I love this foundation.When i saw their advert on CNN,I Loved it so much and i checked their website.This must be a website from America people.It is so great.for volunteering,there was a day i donated one pint of my blood to health workers for their patients who need blood in their hospitals.many patients need blood due to road traffic accident,complications of childbirth and many other diseases.I was so glad that a donated my blood.It was just a humble service to humanity.I was so glad that i saved lives of others.SO BE GOOD,Donate your blood for the sake of others who need it.
Ikeazor Anieto, Lagos, Nigeria
I've been doing a LOT of Volunteering lately(with young children, teens, adults, ect.) at a Museum, and when the kids' face lights up when you make a doll out of corn husks, or make a cobbler on the open fire, It's priceless!!!
Holly M., Scotland
I love this foundation. There was a day when I donated one pint of my blood voluntarily to health workers for their hospital patients who need blood.
Ikeazor Anieto, Lagos,Nigeria
Sometimes we get information, sometime we don't; Sometime we do right things rightly, sometime we don't;Sometime we travel far, sometime we dwell dormant. No matter how many of those are SOMETIMES; How many times do we do what we do for MANKIND?
If you have never thought of living for people, then you better start now before it is too late. This is what other people call Volunteering.
Chavala, F., Dar-es-salaam,Tanzania
What a great idea. I was just praying for something, and I saw your commercial. How can I help?
Steve F., Arizona