Volunteer Poem Given with Votive Candle

About 10 years ago I received a volunteer gift. It was a clear votive cup with a candle in it. Someone had glued rhinestones to the outside of the votive. A poem was included, something about being a shining volunteer. I have lost the poem and I am wanting to make these up for volunteers. Does anyone have the poem or something similar?

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Faith from Medford, OR

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January 10, 20080 found this helpful

Here is a website with poems that might be helpful.

http://www.energizeinc.com/reflect/poem.html

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January 14, 20080 found this helpful

Here's one that was given me in recognition of something I had done on a volunteer basis. I loved it so much that I carried it with me for years. The organization that gave it to me changed "he" to "she," etc., throughout the poem, but what's pasted here is the original version:

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.

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January 14, 20080 found this helpful

And, here are a couple more sites with poems for volunteers in case neither the above suggestion nor Andrea's quite fits your situation:

http://www.volunteertoday.com/ARCHIVES2002/volpoems.html

http://www.proteacher.net/discussions/showthread.php?t=41524

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January 14, 20080 found this helpful

My mother-in-law is in charge of a large group of volunteers at Mt. Herman christian conference center in Santa Cruz CA. I gave her the book titled "chicken soup for the volunteers soul". You might find it in that book?

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January 14, 20080 found this helpful

The Potters Hand

Beautiful Lord, wonderful Saviour

I know for sure all of my days are

Held in Your hand,

Crafted into Your perfect plan.

You gently call me into Your presence

Guiding me by Your Holy Spirit

Teach me dear Lord

To live all of my life through Your eyes.

I'm captured by Your Holy calling

Set me apart, I know You're drawing

Me to Yourself, lead me Lord I pray.

Take me, mold me, use me, fill me

I give my life to the Potter's hand

Call me, guide me, lead me, walk beside me

I give my life to the Potter's hand

Written by Darlene

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January 14, 20080 found this helpful

Thanks to everyone for all your ideas and suggested web sites. With all of your help I'm sure to find something. I honestly didn't know I'd get so much help. You gals, (and guys) are great!

Faith

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February 11, 20080 found this helpful

Thanks so much for the Edgar Guest Poem. I remember my mom giving that to me as a child and I had forgotten all about it. Great memories and a lot of hope. Thanks

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May 15, 20110 found this helpful

Thank You For Your Precious Gift

(For Volunteers at a Long Term Care Facility)

In our world where we come and go,

At a lightning pace and cannot go slow;

Time is such a rare commodity,

And care can seem like such an oddity!

The simple act of a loving touch,

And words of care can do so much;

To ease the soul of those who need;

A listening ear or a hand to feed.

While some minds may seem to wander so;

Though they do not have too far to go;

Every one of our residents say;

They love the folks who make their day:

Just a little bit lighter,

And a little bit brighter;

Blessed with hope and joy to live;

Thanks to the love a volunteer gives.

There is nothing on this Earth to compare,

To the selfless gift of time and care,

That volunteers give to all folk here,

Day after day, and year after year!

Original poem by Daria Skibington-Roffel for Volunteer Week on April 6, 2011

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