Making a greater commitment to volunteering was like walking through a magic portal into a Bollywood film. Everything has felt richer and more vibrant. It’s rewarding and exhilarating, humbling and heartbreaking. It’s an unparalleled growth experience and reality check. It’s the most difficult thing I’ve ever done. But I wouldn’t trade it for anything.


To find yourself you must lose yourself in the service to others.
Mahatma Gandhi

We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give.
Winston Churchill

I don’t know what your destiny will be, but the one thing I know;
the only ones among you who will be really happy will have
sought and found how to serve.
Albert Schweitzer

The miracle is this – the more we share, the more we have.
Leonard Nimoy

When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.
Eleanor Roosevelt

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.
William Shakespeare

We can do no great things, only small things with great love.
Mother Teresa

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

Volunteering can be an exciting, growing, enjoyable experience. It is truly
gratifying to serve a cause, practice one’s ideals, work with people, solve
problems, see benefits, and know one had a hand in them.
Harriet Naylor

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.
Muhammed Ali

One is not born into the world to do everything but to do something.
Henry David Thoreau

A volunteer is a person who can see what others cannot see; who can feel
what most do not feel. Often, such gifted persons do not think of themselves as
volunteers, but as citizens – citizens in the fullest sense; partners in civilization.
George H. W. Bush