Archive for Category: Volunteers

Meet Matt Aranez, our new Volunteer and Intern Coordinator

Post written by Tyler Pell Matt Aranez comes to the Cycling Center after holding a similar position at Catholic Charities in Utah – a refugee resettlement agency – where he coordinated a massive volunteer mentor program for immigrant and refugee youth going through resettlement. Matt is eager to bridge his passions for helping people find […]


How Volunteers Rocked 2017!

This post comes from Hanna Davis, our recent Volunteer & Events Manager. Wow! What a year for volunteers at the Community Cycling Center! Our volunteer appreciation party recently welcomed nearly 70 guests to the Lagunitas Community Room to celebrate our work with food, drinks, and a raffle. What’s more, we got the face time we […]


Trail Blazers 5050 Raffle: Report from the Field

What a season it has been! Thanks to a partnership with the Portland Trail Blazers and a lot of elbow grease and shoe leather from our volunteers, the Community Cycling Center has proven a go-getting machine for three 5050 Raffles to date. To wit: Our last Trail Blazers game was a huge success. Not only did the […]


Meet Hanna, Our Volunteer & Events Manager

We are fortunate to have Hanna Davis join our team this month! In order to get to know her better, we asked her a little about herself. Why did you choose to join the Community Cycling Center? I’ve been in the non-profit world here in Portland for about the last six years — and it […]


Volunteers Make a Difference Every Day

Today, the nation celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy as a Day of Service—committing to building and strengthening our local communities. It’s a time to remember that hope, passion, community organizing, and the dream of a just world can create change. Individual actions matter. We at the Community Cycling Center would like to take […]


Cyclone Bicycle Supply powers more bike builds

By Patrick Loftus, Volunteer and Event Manager For 22 years the Community Cycling Center has helped people of all ages experience the joy of earning their very own bikes. All of the bicycles for our Earn-a-Bike programs are fully cleaned and refurbished by staff and volunteers. It’s a lot of work that requires a lot […]


Volunteer Spotlight: Rebecca Fisher

By Melinda Musser, Communications & Marketing Manager Rebecca joined the Community Cycling Center as a Communications Intern in 2015. Rebecca is a multi-talented volunteer. From writing to photography to speaking several languages, she can do it all. She supports multiple departments within our organization and helps us share many powerful stories about our programmatic work. […]


AT&T builds over 40 bikes for kids

Patrick Loftus; Volunteer and Event Manager On Tuesday, the Community Cycling Center, with the help of six amazing volunteers, headed out to Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, WA to assemble bikes with the AT&T Cares Program. As we set up, Mariel of AT&T Mobility told us a little secret. Her team of almost 200 Pacific Northwest, […]


Lumberyard staff build bikes for kids

By Rebecca Fisher, Communications Intern On November 5th, Lumberyard Bike Park donated $10,000  worth of new bikes to the Community Cycling Center. Some kids were fortunate enough to ride home with these bikes in last Sunday’s Holiday Bike Drive. The rest of the bikes will be used to build up a bike fleet that our […]


Volunteer Spotlight: Steven Soto

By Mychal Tetteh, CEO When the Community Cycling Center began partnering with Lam Research Foundation in 2014, Steven Soto was their first employee in line to volunteer. Since getting his start on Tuesday Drop-In Night, he’s stepped up to help clean, refurbish, transport, and distribute bicycles in the community. He’s often joined by his son, Luke, […]