Our Volunteer Program Featured in Sunday Oregonian!
On Sunday, May 4th, the Community Cycling Center volunteer programs were highlighted as part of “Oregon’s volunteer revolution” in a front-page spread in the Oregonian. In the article, writer Laura Oppenheimer reported on the nationwide decline of involvement in traditional volunteer organizations, such as the Elks and Rotary Club, and the growing interest in organizations with a “practical” approach to volunteering that is focused on fun projects, not on formal committees.
Portland boasts the fifth highest percentage of volunteers in the nation, and Portlanders are definitely gravitating toward organizations that represent their values and offer a variety of volunteering opportunities. The Community Cycling Center was highlighted because of our diverse volunteer options, ranging from drop-in nights for individuals to “days of service” projects for groups. Our numbers speak for themselves, with more than 1,600 volunteers helping annually.
To learn more about our volunteer programs, contact Volunteer and Events Manager, Neal Armstrong: Neal(at)CommunityCyclingCenter(dot)org. Our Hinson Church Bike Day is a great example of one of our volunteer projects. Check out a recent story on BikePortland.org. (Photo at right taken at Hinson by Jessica Roberts.)