Some nice volunteer appreciation quotes are "Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart," by Elizabeth Andrew, "The world is hugged by the faithful arms of volunteers," by Everett Mamor and "Volunteers don't get paid; not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless," by Sherry Anderson. Edith Wharton wrote in "Vesalius in Zante," "There are two ways of spreading light: To be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."
William Shakespeare also wrote "I can no answer make, but thanks and thanks/ And thanks and every thanks" in "Twelfth Night," in which the hero Sebastian shows gratitude to his faithful valet. David Thomas wrote, "Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls." As a play on the old adage, Peter Muggeridge said "Those who can, do; those who can do more volunteer."
Erma Bombeck shared, "Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation's compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another," and William Arthur Ward wrote, "Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." Byron Pulsifer said, "You don't need to be the best there is to volunteer; you just need to offer your best.
National Volunteer Week takes place every April 12 to 18 to promote volunteering as a community pastime and show gratitude to volunteers across the United States.