Whether you’re volunteering with Great Shape! Inc. or giving back to your local community, inspirational quotes are helpful tools to keep in mind throughout the experience. During emotional moments and opportunities that bring pure amazement, look upon these three phrases for motivation. Write them down, take them with you, and begin to discover the meaning in your volunteer excursion!

  1. “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” –Mother Theresa, Roman Catholic nun & missionary

The simplest of gestures can make the greatest impact on the life of another. As a volunteer, always give your best effort to each endeavor! We guarantee you’ll make the world into a more fulfilling place to call home.

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

It’s important to remember that your volunteer experience is meant to improve and serve the lives of those who need it most. Even so, it’s equally important to remember to care for yourself throughout the trip. Our ability to care for others expands once we’ve truly learned to love ourselves. Be sure to nurture your own needs and place the energy of your well being into inspiring others!

  1. “You make a living but what you get. You make a life by what you give.” – Winston Churchill, British statesman

During times of stress, it’s easy to forget our purpose and capacity to serve.Remembering to share your whole heart is the surest way to create the most incredible volunteer experience. Whether you’re serving for a couple of hours or a couple of months, what matters most is your ability to give all you’ve got to the community around you!

One Love, One Family!