Volunteer Appreciation Poems

Volunteering is sometimes a thankless task. Volunteer appreciation poems capture just what you want to say! Thank your shining volunteers.

National Volunteer Week 2016, also known as Volunteer Appreciation week will take place from April 10th -16th 2016. In Australia from 9th-15th May and in the UK from 1-12th June.

Volunteer Poems

It Couldn't Be Done
Edgar Guest

Somebody said that it couldn't be done,
But he with a chuckle replied
That "maybe it couldn't," but he would be one
Who wouldn't say so till he'd tried.
So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin
On his face. If he worried he hid it.
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn't be done, and he did it.

Somebody scoffed: "Oh, you'll never do that;
At least no one ever has done it";
But he took off his coat and he took off his hat,
And the first thing we knew he'd begun it.
With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,
Without any doubting or quiddit,
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn't be done, and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
There are thousands to prophesy failure;
There are thousands to point out to you, one by one,
The dangers that wait to assail you.
But just buckle in with a bit of a grin,
Just take off your coat and go to it;
Just start to sing as you tackle the thing
That "cannot be done," and you'll do it.

An appreciation poem can be used to thank volunteers for all the work they do for you or your organization or charity. Poems can be read aloud at a lunch giving during Volunteer Appreciation Week or how about attaching the poem to a gift or have it framed.

Other ideas are to:

Have it printed on a mug
Have it printed on a bookmark
Have it written in an appreciation card

Volunteer Quotes

I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks. 

William Shakespeare

Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy.  You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in. 

Author Unknown

Even if it's a little thing, do something for those who have need of a man's help, something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it. For, remember, you don't live in a world all your own. Your brothers are here too.

Albert Schweitzer

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