Dick Doi

Daily Point of Light # 6230 Apr 2, 2018
Dick Doi attending to bonsai in the Portland Japanese Garden./Courtesy Catherine Adinolfi

Dick Doi is a longtime volunteer with the Portland Japanese Garden, a 12-acre oasis with eight separate garden styles in the West Hills of Portland, Oregon.

Dick says he was inspired to give back to his community by the garden itself. “I […] wanted to share its splendor with others,” he said. “I also enjoy working with and sharing the history and culture of Japan with children. And, I am proud to support a nonprofit whose mission it is to bring tranquility and peace to others.”

“He often dedicates three days a week to being at the garden, and we rely and look forward to seeing him,” said tour and volunteer manager Catherine Adinolfi.

Dick Doi sharing the history of the Portland Japanese Garden with visitors./Courtesy Catherine Adinolfi
Dick has over 700 lifetime hours as a volunteer. Currently, he gives tours, acts as a greeter and docent, and looks after the garden’s bonsai. In the past roles, he provided horticultural support, fed the koi, led parades for children during cultural festivals, and acted as a concierge.

Do you want to give back to your community like Dick? Visit All For Good to find local volunteer opportunities.

Jia Gayles