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Volunteering is to perform a service willingly and without pay.

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  • “There is incredible value in being of service to others.”

    —Elizabeth Berg Author

  • “To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart and a free mind.”

    —Pearl S. Buck Writer, Nobel And Pulitzer Prize Winner

  • “Service to a just cause rewards the worker with more real happiness and satisfaction than any other venture of life.”

    —Carrie Chapman Catt American Women's Rights Activist

  • “The highest of distinctions is service to others.”

    —King George IV King Of Great Britain, Ireland And Hanover

  • “How can I be useful, of what service can I be? There is something inside me, what can it be?”


Value Ideas For Volunteering


Find a one-time event like a road race or community event that takes place sometime this month and sign up to volunteer today!


Spend time visiting your local elderly center. Strike up a conversation, play games and tell stories.


Write a thank you card to a group of volunteers who work in your community.


Learn more about your country's national service program.


Research online volunteer opportunities that you can do from anywhere.

Stories About Volunteering

Gift Of Hope

Submitted by Anonymous

About 2 years ago, as a sophomore in High School, I volunteered at a thrift store on the weekends. I didn't have any real...

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Sundays With Jesse

Submitted by Anonymous

It all started after I had volunteered with our church's Vacation Bible School program. Working with the kids made me realize...

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Volunteers Make Homes For Homeless Youth

Submitted by Kerry Williams

Thanks to generous grant support, my organization has built nine units of permanent supportive housing for homeless youth --...

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Everyday Hero Stories

Jim W

My hero is my dad for a lot of reasons. His intelligence, creativity, and caring personality are what make him my hero....

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Stephanie B

Stephanie has worked tirelessly for over two years to provide encouraging cards to children in hospitals and homeless...

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Marisa Thomas

Marisa Thomas is a shining example of a leader who is empathetic to the needs of so many lives in our community. Over the...

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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.
Hunter, Renfrew

I just love to volunteer ? Don't you?
Amelia, Paris

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.

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