Explore the value of Volunteering
David Star Jordan
Service to a just cause rewards the worker with more real happiness and satisfaction than any other venture of life.
Carrie Chapman Catt
One value that was sewn into the stitching of our character at a very early age had to do with our responsibility to help others....We were expected to be of assistance to our neighbors... “Being neighborly”... was synonymous with being kind, friendly, and helpful to our neighbors and something that we were encouraged to do on a regular basis through firsthand experience. It was a bit like mandatory community service.
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.
Pearl S. Buck
You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it.
Edward "Ted" Kennedy
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
Minor Myers Jr.
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Personal Stories About ‘Volunteering’
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...
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,...
Sundays With JesseSubmitted by Anonymous
It all started after I had volunteered with our church's Vacation Bible School program. Working with the kids made me realize how much I loved teaching and interacting with them. It wasn't long before I had signed up for working with the children's Sunday school as well. My assignment, however, was not what I had...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Volunteering’
Stephanie BSubmitted by Rachael N.
Stephanie Busby founded Sunshine Mail Foundation in 2010. With a degree in social work from the University of Maryland and a love for children, Stephanie crafted a mission focused on children in homeless shelters, foster care and hospitals. As a crafter, Ms. Busby had long been making homemade cards and sending...
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...
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...
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LIVE YOUR DREAMS
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
DO YOUR PART
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
CLASS AND GRACE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
DO THY BEST
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