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We all need a little inspiration. Planning meaningful service projects is tough!  You put so much time and energy to making everything “just right” and there is stress and frustration that comes with it. I know how it is! We need those words of encouragement to keep us going.

So… this post is pretty simple.  Here are some of my favorite inspiring quotes that encourage volunteers to serve and encourage me to keep doing what I am doing!

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Inspiring Quotes that Encourage Volunteers

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – Dr. Seuss

“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

“You give but little when you give of your possessions.  It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” – Kahlil Gibran

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

“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr.

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


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

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

“It’s easy to make a buck.  It’s a lot tougher to make a difference. ” – Tom Brokaw


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

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

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

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Hi! I’m Kim.

I’m a wife, mom, and educator. 

  I’ve worked in higher education for over 18 years and love planning events that engage students in fun, hands on experiences.   My strength is in the logistics and I plan for fun.  I am now using my strengths to help others take the stress out of event planning to have quality programs for youth of all ages.