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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We Can Do Better, America

“Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another.”  — Erma Bombeck There’s a sad statistic buried in this info graphic by CNCS, … Continue reading

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Looking Inward – The Culmination Of Two Years Of Giving

“We *do* have time to make a difference.” — GiveOurTime.com Two years ago today, the day after Christmas, I sat at our dining room table. The kids were fighting, there was wrapping paper everywhere, and the Christmas tree was at … Continue reading

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Not Too Worried

“As is the generation of leaves, so is that of humanity. The wind scatters the leaves on the ground, but the live timber Burgeons with leaves again in the season of spring returning. So one generation of men will grow … Continue reading

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