Being Brave Means Volunteering Your Time 'Tis better to give than to receive. No man is an island. Volunteering to help those less fortunate is the essence of a well spent life. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.