Volunteer Ministry Quotes

If you think you’re too small to make a difference, you’ve never spent the night in a tent with a mosquito!”

African Proverb

No one can do everything, but everyone can do something!

“Never underestimate your ability to make someone else’s life better – even if you never know it!”

Greg Louganis

“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time, but they have the heart.”

“Unless someone like you cares an awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

Dr. Seuss

“Nothing great was every achieved without enthusiasm.”

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

Winston Churchill

“The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers, but above all, the world needs dreamers who do.”

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

Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Stand Up. Speak Up. Show Up. For Something.”

“If you want to touch the past, touch a rock.  If you want to touch the present, touch a flower.  If you want to touch the future, touch a life.”


“You can’t possibly build a God-honoring church with a congregation full of consumers. Neither can you build a church without teachers, leaders and pastors equipping!”

“When called upon to serve, the congregation usually quietly protests, saying in effect, “this is why we have you, pastor!” But this isn’t biblical. Every believer is a priest!”

“Volunteers are giving their time and if coordinators waste it, they are breaking the cardinal sin!”

“Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.”

Sherry Anderson

“You may not have saved a lot of money in your life, but if you have saved a lot of heartaches for other folks, you are a pretty rich man.”

Seth Parker

“I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.”

Mother Teresa

“I am only one, but I am one.  I cannot do everything, but I can do something.  And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.” 

Edward Everett Hale

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