19 Community Service Quotes

Community service quotes highlight giving to others rather than taking for yourself. To volunteer to assist others in need is to recognize that for some of us sooner or later we all need help of one type or another. It is the aspect of selfless assistance from another or a group that often allows us to meet a particular challenge or to overcome a major obstacle in our life.

Without service-oriented people, our communities cease to be a body of neighbours and cease to be a connected enclave of humanity. Community service comes in many forms and in a variety of situations. Some circumstances call for the mobilization of a majority of the members of a community such as is evident in a catastrophic event like a major hurricane, or it is by a singular person extending a helping hand.

Whatever the situation or circumstance, we hope that these service-oriented quotations will give you food for thought or a big thank-you for all that you do in the service to others. Be of service in your community!


  1. ... community programs and services will play a significant role in the lives of all older adults.
    Robbyn R. Wacker; Karen A. Roberto, Community Resources for Older Adults
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  2. ... the need for the experience of community, which is the collective capacity of citizens to make a difference, has only intensified.
    Peter Block, Community
    Make A Difference Quotes



  3. Give of yourself. Be of service to others. Only what you give can be multiplied back into your own life.
    Mary Kay Ash
    Poems of Encouragement



  4. When you live in a community the same principles apply as living in a family. You help each other out, you serve and give.
    Kate Summers
    Community Quotes



  5. ... a volunteer that sees and understands how their contribution positively affects the lives of those they meet will be motivated to serve and will continue to be back week after week.
    Allen Madding, Volunteer Management 101
    Helping Others Quotes



  6. Community service to those who require various types of assistance is not for the faint of heart; it is a service to others by people with a heart.
    Theodore W. Higgingsworth
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  7. As our awareness of the world and who we are increases, we will grow to replace our needs with service, fear with love and scarcity with abundance.
    Joseph Rain, The Unfinished Book About Who We Are
    Abundance Quotes



  8. People working in health and community services are accustomed to living with complex goals
    Judith Dwyer, Zhanming Liang, Valerie Thiessen, Angelita Martini, Project Management in Health and Community Services
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  9. In doing good, there is no “best way". Doing something is often better than doing nothing.
    Robin Low, Good Intentions Are Not Enough
    Actions Speak Louder Than Words



  10. ... intentionally connecting community service with learning has become a featured teaching and learning strategy
    Christine M. Cress, Learning Through Serving
    Learning Quotes



  11. The height of humanity is to forsake selfishness. It means, instead, to serve one's neighbours in need.
    Byron R. Pulsifer
    You Decide



  12. You might not be able to negotiate global peace treaties ... But, through your kindness, you can change your home, workplace, school, and community.
    Hal Donaldson, Your Next 24 Hours
    Kindness



  13. To be humble, you must recognize that service to others is a sign of strength, not weakness.
    Michael Stutman
    Strong Quotes



  14. Volunteering to assist in a community project or to offer your personal service to mentor a person struggling with an academic subject all demand one quality - love.
    Annabelle Marie Haines
    Mentor Quotes



  15. When self is finally put aside and service is delight,
    Your heart is set on doing good and self has no more fight.
    Greta Zwaan, God Talks To Miriam
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  16. Help others and give something back. I guarantee you will discover that while public service improves the lives and the world around you, its greatest reward is the enrichment and new meaning it will bring your own life.
    Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Life Quotes



  17. Doing community service work has given me an appreciation of the many blessings that I have, and that I should never take for granted.
    Catherine Pulsifer
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  18. Empathy’s most important role, though, is to inspire kindness: our tendency to help each other, even at a cost to ourselves.
    Jamil Zaki, The War for Kindness
    Kindness Poem



  19. Why create a community housing development featuring organic farming? Consumers want to eat food that contributes to health and wellbeing
    Kerry Freeman, Eden-Farms
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