12 Famous Quotes to Inspire the Volunteer in All of Us


It is National Volunteer Week #NVW2017 a time to remember and celebrate the irrepressible spirit of volunteering that shapes our lives, our communities and our democracy. At VolunteerMatch we’ve compiled a list of our favorite inspirational quotes for you to share with the volunteers in your life. Enjoy.

“The intellegent way to be selfish is to work for the welfare of others”

The Dalai Lama

“What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good.”


“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”

William Shakespeare

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.”

Oscar Wilde

“Only a life lived for others is worth living.”

Albert Einstein

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

Winston Churchill

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

Mahatma Gandhi

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.”

Muhammad Ali

“Whatever community organization, whether it’s a women’s organization, or fighting for racial justice … you will get satisfaction out of doing something to give back to the community that you never get in any other way.”

— Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands — one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”

— Audrey Hepburn

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?”

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

“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.”

— Unknown


President, VolunteerMatch




  1. Thanks for sharing the inspiring quotes. Working for social welfare is certainly very inspiring. One can think more than just yourself and aid the people who even don’t have the basic facilities. One can help such people by providing the basic items for survival. One can take help of this useful reference http://www.mission-humanitaire-afrique.org to actively participate in the social welfare events and aid the needy ones.


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