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Volunteering and Service

Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
      Photo of girl on computer - Marianne Williamson, Author/Lecturer

Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
- David Thomas

Volunteering is not a choice, it's a responsibility.
       - Ashley E. Hyder

Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
       - Anonymous

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
       - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.
       - Gorden B. Hinkley

Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.
       –Marian Wright Edelman

…no matter how big government gets, and no matter how many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.
       - Ronald Reagan, 40th U.S. president

firefighter with little girlThere is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
       - John Andrew Holmes Jr., American writer and minister

Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better.
       - Anonymous

The broadest, and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering: Doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good.
       - Ivan Scheier

Freely we serve,
Because we freely love, as in our will
To love or not; in this we stand or fall.

John Milton

Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
       - Sherry Anderson

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