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.
Give what you have. To someone it may be better than you dare think.
Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve.
There is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
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 t hose who have sought and found how to serve.
Volunteerism is being selfless and serving the community in a way that we wouldn’t naturally do. We are more inclined to be selfish, but the organizations at the Volunteer Fair give us an opportunity to give back.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.