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1-7 June is Volunteers Week

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The first week of June (1st to 7th) is Volunteers Week #VolunteersWeek.  It’s a chance to show appreciation for all those amazing volunteers who do so much to make a difference and to thank them for everything they do.

I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite quotes about volunteering, making a difference and doing something about wanting to change the world for the better.

If you’re after extra quotes, take a look at Quote Garden, Goalcast.com and Keep inspiring me

A big thank you to volunteers everywhere.  What would charities do without you?  And more importantly, what would the animals do without you?

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

What would rescued moon and sun bears do without Free the Bears and their supporters?

What would moon and sun bears do without Free the Bears and their supporters?

Get started!

“Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.”  Author unknown.  Quote Garden

Knit to help SPANA help hardworking animals such as horses, donkeys and mules around the world

Knit to help SPANA help hardworking animals
such as horses, donkeys and mules around the world

“Every person can make a difference, and every person should try.” John F. Kennedy

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.”   Edmund Burke.  Quote Garden

Join the Koala Army and help save koalas

Join the Koala Army and help save koalas

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” Anne Frank

Feeling overwhelmed?

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.”  Mother Theresa.

Feed the birds
Feed the birds in your garden
Give nature a home

“Never worry about numbers.   Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you.”  Mother Theresa.

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”
― Aesop

“Find a problem you care about – who is working to tackle it?  Find them and join the campaign.  Or start your own campaign.”  Author unknown.

Turn the heat down, leave the car at home, do what you can to reduce your carbon emissions
Turn the heat down, leave the car at home,
do what you can to reduce your carbon emissions

This world needs doers, not passengers. 

“I never ‘worry’ about action, but only about inaction.”  Winston Churchill

“I like things to happen, and if they don’t happen I like to make them happen.” Winston Churchill 

Only a life lived for others is worth living.” — Albert Einstein

Unite in your pursuit of a goal and celebrate your achievements

Unite in your pursuit of a goal and celebrate your achievements

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.” — Helen Keller

Finding time

“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.”  Elizabeth Andrew.  Quote Garden

Spread the word and improve their habitat
Get involved in marine conservation

Finding focus

“It is wonderful what great strides can be made when there is a resolute purpose behind them.”  Winston Churchillf

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”  – Margaret Mead

Migrating birds cross borders - so can we in our efforts to help them
Migrating birds cross borders - so can we in our efforts to help them

Quietly getting on with it

“Those humble, quiet behind-the-scenes people are the reason anything ever gets done.”  Terri Guillemets  

 

Volunteering does make a difference

To others and to your cause

“Act as if what you do makes a difference.  It does.”  William James. 

To yourself

“The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.”  Mohandas Gandhi. Quote Garden

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

The Animals in War Memorial in London.  They had no choice
The Animals in War Memorial in London.  They had no choice

“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.”  Winston Churchill 

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

“Volunteers are paid in six figures… S-M-I-L-E-S.”
― Gayla LeMaire

Only a life lived for others is worth living.” — Albert Einstein

 Chico says....
Chico says.... it's great to volunteer and make a difference

 

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