Tag Archives: Volunteering

On 9/11, The Sun Still Shines

“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.” — Helen Keller How one remembers is a choice. With another anniversary of September 11th passing into memory, many assuredly made note of the date before they closed their … Continue reading

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Small May Not Be So Small

“We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” — Mother Teresa It may not seem like much, but volunteering in our community can help show us that the small things may actually be very big. Yesterday, … Continue reading

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The Cost And Value Of Giving Time

“Before giving, the mind of the giver is happy; while giving, the mind of the giver is made peaceful; and having given, the mind of the giver is uplifted.” — Buddha There is a direct relationship between the cost and … Continue reading

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Speaking of Speaking

“Every survival kit should include a sense of humor.” — Author Unknown In November, I won the Toastmasters District 7 Humorous Speech Competition. The other day, I finally received the video which I’m pleased to share. If you would like … Continue reading

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Because It’s My Home

“I give. Because it’s my home.” — requoted by Melia, HandsOn Portland Program Manager There’s a lot of talk about community. We work in communities, we shop in communities, we exercise in communities, we drive in communities, we worship in … Continue reading

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One Subtle Step To Encourage Volunteer Leaders

“Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.” — Raymond Lindqui Do one subtle thing, and you’ll encourage more volunteer leaders in your organization. Let them lead. And that takes courage. There’s a real temptation, especially for the … Continue reading

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We Are All Travelers

“It is not down in any map; true places never are.” — Herman Melville When we travel, we never really travel alone. Yesterday, my kids and I volunteered at the Tigard Public Library for a break from our winter break. Our … Continue reading

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