Volunteer’s Survival Kit
“Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer.”
– Mark Fischer
- Heart Lollipop
“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.”
– Elizabeth Andrew
- Pumpkin Seeds
“Plant flowers in others’ gardens and your life becomes a bouquet.”
- Laffy Taffy
“Here’s to all volunteers, those dedicated people who believe in all work and no pay.”
– Robert Orben
- Life Saver
“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”
– Winston Churchill
- Starlight Mint
“Volunteers are not paid – not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.”
– Sherry Anderson
- Satellite Wafer
“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”
– Mohammad Ali
- Candy Watch
“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
- Now and Later
“Be kind and generous everyday and volunteer, it’s good for the soul.”
– Avery Marcone
“No joy can equal the joy of serving others.”
– Sai Baba
Volunteer Survival Kit
“As a new volunteer for the PTSO [or other organizational name], here are a
few things to help you “survive” the experience!
Toothpick — to remind you to pick out the good qualities in others.
Rubber band — to remind you to be flexible, things might not always go the
way you want, but it will work out.
Band Aid — to remind you to heal hurt feelings, yours or someone else’s.
Eraser — to remind you that everyone makes mistakes, and it is okay.
Chewing Gum — to remind you to stick with it, and you can accomplish
Mint — to remind you that you are worth a mint.
Candy Kiss — to remind you that everyone needs a kiss or a hug every day.
Tea Bag — to remind you to relax daily & count your blessings. ”
You can use any type of container/bag to hold these items…a small bag tied
with a ribbon, a small gift box, etc.
Microphone – because you have a powerful voice in a child’s life
Glasses – to remember to stay focus on the needs of each child
Wishing Star – to ensure that the court knows the child’s wishes
Life Savers – because that is what you are
Cotton Ball – to soften the falls that you may have
Rubber band – a reminder to stay flexible
Piece of rope – for when you reach the end of your rope –
this will keep you going a bit longer
Jolly Rancher – to remind you to laugh
Toothpick – a reminder to tolerate differences and pick out good qualities in others
Pencil & Paper – to write down loads of information
Paper Clip – to keep your records together
Penny – so you have the cents (sense) to know how valuable you are
Stick of Gum – to remind you to stick with it
Puzzle Piece – you are an important part of these children’s lives
Watch – to remind you that it is worth every minute being a part of the program