Becoming a volunteer and lending a helping hand changes the lives of you and the individual being helped. Plus, doing good gives you the opportunity to build stronger relationships with those in your community.

There are an estimated 63 million Americans who volunteer each year. In a world with so many challenges, we need as much help as we can get to solve real problems.

If you need a boost of inspiration that encourages more people to get involved in the community, I’m here to help. Listed below, you’ll find more than 100 creative quotes about community spirit that promote positive change. 

Quotes about Community

  • “The purpose of life is not to be happy, but to matter – to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.” – Leo Rosten
  • “Above all else, treat those in the community like how you want to be treated.” – Anonymous
  • “There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.” – Margaret J. Wheatley
  • “Once you’ve found a community, the only thing to do is love it.” – Anonymous

“Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.” – Sherry Anderson

  • “Community is about finding people that share the same vision as you.” – Anonymous
  • “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “If you want to serve others, join a volunteer group.” – Anonymous
  • “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa
  • “Alone, you can do little. Together, you can change the world.” – Anonymous
  • “Our generation has the ability and the responsibility to make our ever-more connected world a more hopeful, stable and peaceful place.” – Natalie Portman
  • “I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort, where we overlap.” – Ani DiFranco
  • “We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.” – Herman Melville
  • “The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” – Coretta Scott King
  • “You’d be lucky if you found a group of people that share the same passion.” – Anonymous

Quotes about Community Spirit

There is Power in Community.

Power in Community.

  • “The spirit of volunteerism shall never die. We won’t let it.” – Anonymous
  • “The freedom of affluence opposes and contradicts the freedom of community life.” – Wendell Berry
  • “We don’t heal in isolation, but in community.” – S. Kelley Harrell
  • “Let the spirit of community give you purpose.” – Anonymous
  • “The power of community to create health is far greater than any physician, clinic or hospital.” – Mark Hyman
  • “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” – Oscar Wilde
  • “The spirit of community is all about giving back and service to others.” Anonymous

“Educate a boy, and you educate an individual. Educate a girl, and you educate a community.” – Adelaide Hoodless

  • “No man can become rich without himself enriching others.” – Andrew Carnegie
  • “A man should only be measured by how much he gives back.” – Anonymous
  • “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb
  • “Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.
  • “Nothing will ever destroy the spirit of volunteerism.” – Anonymous
  • “There is power in community.” Anonymous
  • “Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing.” – Rollo May

Community Involvement Quotes

  • “No matter where you are, community will always find you.” – Anonymous
  • “The best way to shape the future is by serving others.” – Anonymous
  • “Those who volunteer are paid with smiles, which is priceless.” – Anonymous
  • “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • “There’s no reason for man to be selfish because that is the way of the coward.” – Anonymous
  • “We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.” – Maya Angelou
  • “Volunteerism requires you to get down and get your hands dirty.” – Anonymous
  • “Nothing is more courageous than the act of volunteering.” – Anonymous

“If you want to change the world, start within the borders of your community.” – Anonymous

  • “Volunteerism is its own reward.” – Anonymous
  • “It only takes one person to mobilize a community and inspire change. Even if you don’t feel like you have it in you, it’s in you. You have to believe in yourself. People will see your vision and passion and follow you.” – Teyonah Parris
  • “Remember, every good thing you do, no matter how small, creates a ripple effect.” – Anonymous
  • “The golden way is to be friends with the world and to regard the whole human family as one.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much” – Helen Keller
  • “The more you give, the more you receive.” – Anonymous

Quotes about Communities Coming Together

Unity in Diversity.

Unity in Diversity.

  • “Every person is defined by the communities she belongs to.” – Orson Scott Card
  • “When communities come together, there is prosperity.” – Anonymous
  • “We were born to unite with our fellow men, and to join in community with the human race.” – Cicero
  • “One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone.” – Shannon L. Alder
  • “The power of a community lies in its people.” – Anonymous

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  • “Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.” – Malcolm Forbes
  • “Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  • “It is nice to be important, but more important to be nice.” – Walter Winchell
  • “Every human activity can be put at the service of the divine and of love. We should all exercise our gift to build community.” – Jean Vanier
  • “No man can become rich without himself enriching others.” – Andrew Carnegie
  • “When communities come together, only then can there be true change.” – Anonymous
  • “Share the gift of love to your neighbor and watch them grow.” – Anonymous
  • “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” – John F. Kennedy

Funny Quotes about Community

  • “No man is an island.” – John Donne
  • “If you want to survive in life, join a community.” – Anonymous
  • “Love your community. It’s the only one you have.” – Anonymous
  • “Those who don’t live for the service of others are either lazy or selfish.” – Anonymous
  • “There’s no such thing as too much service.” – Anonymous

“Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is equally true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on.” – Robert Kennedy

  • “You don’t choose a community, the community chooses you.” – Anonymous
  • “The life of volunteerism is not for everyone.” – Anonymous
  • “In a community, there are no ‘selfies’, only “groupies’”. – Anonymous
  • “The need for connection and community is primal, as fundamental as the need for air, water, and food.” – Dean Ornish
  • “You need us more than we need you.” – Anonymous
  • “Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together.” – Paul Ryan
  • “The future of every community lies in capturing the passion, imagination, and resources of its people.” – Ernesto Sirolli
  • “A community is only as good as its people.” – Anonymous
  • “Do not do anything that will shame your community.” – Anonymous

Friends and Community Quotes

The only way to have friends is to be one.

Be one.

  • “A community is a place where friendships blossom.” – Anonymous
  • “Stay close to people who feel like sunlight.” – Anonymous
  • “Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.” – Misty Copeland

“A friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden.” – Anonymous

  • “In a community, you can’t help but be friends with everyone.” – Anonymous
  • “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou
  • “What matters most is who we have in our lives.” – Anonymous
  • “A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” – Arnold H. Glasgow
  • “At the end of the day, we don’t lose friends. We only filter out the true ones.” – Anonymous
  • “It’s not that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but it’s your best friends who are your diamonds.” – Gina Barreca

“The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” – Elisabeth Foley

  • “A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.” – Donna Roberts
  • “One friend with whom you have a lot in common is better than three with whom you struggle to find things to talk about.” – Mindy Kaling
  • “The only way to have a friend is to be one.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “All of us need a support system to make it in life.” – Anonymous

Family and Community Quotes

  • “Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst.” – Marjori Pay Hinckley
  • “A community is more than a bunch of people gathered together. It’s a family.” – Anonymous
  • “When all the dust is settled and all the crowds are gone, the things that matter are faith, family, and friends.” – Barbara Bush
  • “The community is always a family.” – Anonymous
  • “The most important thing in the world is family and love.” – John Wooden
  • “To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.” – Barbara Bush
  • “One of the best things a community can offer is family.” – Anonymous
  • “If you find a community that treats each other like a family, consider yourself lucky.” – Anonymous
  • “Having somewhere to go is home. Having someone to love is family. And having both is a blessing.” – Anonymous
  • “Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” – Michael J. Fox
  • “Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.” – Anthony Brandt
  • “The memories we make with our family is everything.” – Candace Cameron Bure
  • “The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.” – George Santayana
  • “In time of test, family is best.” – Burmese Proverb
  • “Our community has a family first kind of mindset.” – Anonymous

Creative Quotes about Community

  • “For a community to be whole and healthy, it must be based on people’s love and concern for each other.” – Millard Fuller
  • “A community relies on love and service for others.” – Anonymous
  • “In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it.” – Marianne Williamson
  • “Nothing is more inspiring than a community that gives back.” – Anonymous
  • “One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn’t as individuals.” – Jean Vanier
  • “Love is serving others in your community.” – Anonymous
  • “When ‘I’ is replaced with ‘We’, even the illness becomes wellness.” – Malcolm X
Love is serving others in your community.

To love is to serve.

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  • “Only when you serve others can the world really change.” – Anonymous
  • “There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.” – Margaret J. Wheatley
  • “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
  • “If ever in doubt, the community is always there to help.” – Anonymous
  • “A man can’t breathe on his own.” – Anonymous
  • “No matter where you are, you bring the community with you.” – Anonymous
  • “Our differences are our strength as a species and as a world community.” – Nelson Mandela
  • “For a community to flourish, its members must flourish.” – Anonymous

Quotes about Community and Identity

  • “That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • “You will always find a home here.” – Anonymous
  • “Never forget that we accept you as you are and you belong.” – Anonymous
  • “True belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” – Brene Brown
  • “Whenever you feel lost, always remember you have us, and you are always welcome.” – Anonymous
  • “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” – Mother Teresa
  • “Remember, no matter who you become, you will always have a place at the table.” – Anonymous
  • “I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.” – Maya Angelou

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  • “When you know and respect your Inner Nature, you know where you belong. You also know where you don’t belong.” – Benjamin Hoff
  • “Ultimately, home is the place where we all belong.” – Anonymous
  • “Giving connects two people, the giver and the receiver, and this connection gives birth to a new sense of belonging.” – Deepak Chopra
  • “Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” – Voltaire
  • “Tomorrow belongs to those of us who conceive of it as belonging to everyone; who lend the best of ourselves to it, and with joy.” – Audre Lorde
  • “All the best things will happen when you become part of something. When you belong.” – Anonymous
  • “Not belonging is a terrible feeling. It feels awkward and it hurts, as if you were wearing someone else’s shoes.” – Phoebe Stone

Community Slogans

  • Everyone can serve. Everyone can help. 
  • A unified community is a prosperous one.
  • Don’t mistake activity with achievement.
  • Volunteering time is never wasted. It provides a lifetime of dividends. 
  • Everyone can be great because everyone can serve.
  • Do what is necessary for your community.
  • For better unity, help your community.
  • Helping people. Changing lives.
  • Just help one person. That’s a great place to start. 
  • Leaders making a difference.
  • Volunteering can change your life.
  • Serving people is its own reward.
  • It’s never too late to make a change.
  • Service to mankind.
  • A community can instantly give you purpose.

Community Engagement Slogans

Helping hands.

  • Always have a spirit of giving back.
  • Change the world one community at a time.
  • Remember to give back to your community.
  • By the community, for the community.
  • Services for everyone.
  • Where community satisfaction comes first.
  • We will serve you right.
  • Things get solved if you get involved.
  • The pleasure is all ours.
  • When in doubt, help out.
  • Community services like never before.
  • Unity is strength.
  • We rise by lifting others up.
  • Set your heart on doing good.
  • Forget affordable, we offer free services.

You don’t need a national movement to change things in your neighborhood. You can start by taking little actions like smiling at a neighbor or donating time to a local food bank. Start making a positive movement in your community.