What Have Bicycles Got to Do with It?
Bicycles? In a journal about volunteering? Of course! As pedal-powered transportation continues to gain popularity in urban centers throughout the world, long-distance cyclist Tristan Dahn (who also happens to be on the Energize, Inc. staff) takes a look at the many volunteer activities surrounding this two-wheeled trend. While all are interesting as projects, some activities have elements applicable to any sort of volunteer management. For instance, how can your organization benefit from the outreach strategies used by “bicycle ambassador” programs? Might your organization engage with a broad cross-section of your community the way that many volunteer-led bicycle safety, instruction and maintenance programs do? In this Along the Web, Dahn connects the two-wheeler to the world of volunteering.