VOLUNTEER is a person who is a light to
others, giving witness in a mixed-up age, doing well and willingly the
tasks at hand—namely, being aware of another's needs and doing something
VOLUNTEER is a person who
remembers to do the thing to make other people happy, who takes the
loneliness out of the alone by talking to them, who is concerned when
others are unconcerned, who has the courage to be a prophet and to say
the things that have to be said for the good of all.
VOLUNTEER is a person whose
charity is fidelity, who is faithful in an unfaithful world, grateful in
an ungrateful world, giving when all about are grasping, listening when
others need to tell about their fears and problems.
from "The Beacon,"
newsletter of Birthright,