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Piñon, Bess

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Works: 3 works in 3 publications in 1 language and 3 library holdings
Genres: Podcasts 
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Most widely held works by Bess Piñon
Gift people : embarking on a second career( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

At 62, Bill Brandt-Gasuen has a rich history of volunteering in Portland including 16 years with Multnomah County Library, 15 with Friends of Seasonal and Service Workers and 10 with Race for the Cure. When he retired in 2002, the issues that concern him deeply -- literacy, homelessness and poverty -- motivated him to pursue a second career as a full-time volunteer for these organizations. Having recently reached 14,000 hours of service to the library, Bill credits his civic engagement to his upbringing, an innate desire to serve and, in the words of President Obama, "a mandate to assist others."
Gift people : living on purpose : June Fleming( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"I like to live my life purposefully," says June Fleming, who at 74 is a poster child for healthy and engaged living and who nonchalantly describes her rigorous snowcamping and hiking trips. For 15 years she has been reading weekly to residents at two local care facilities, as a volunteer for the Multnomah County Library's Visiting Voices program
Gift people : volunteering as self-discovery( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jim Wygant planned ahead to be useful in retirement. So, five years before retiring, he started volunteering for Multnomah County Library's Title Wave Used Bookstore. Thirteen years later and now retired, he thinks that volunteering at Title Wave is "close enough" to his dream of owning a bookstore. Asked what he gets from volunteering, Jim mentions self-discovery and the opportunity to present himself in a fresh role, different from the familiar one that he played in his paid work career
 
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