Bicycle Network’s National Volunteer Week celebrations are in full swing, with 25 volunteers recognised with honour board induction and life membership at a special event in Melbourne tonight.
16 volunteers were added to the Honour Board after donating 50 hours of their time over seven or more years, while nine vollies received Life Membership after ten years of service.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of Bicycle Network and have been since the organisation was established more than 40 years ago.
Whether serving on our board, helping on events and behaviour change programs, or in our office, volunteers are the most important part of the Bicycle Network puzzle.
Bicycle Network CEO Craig Richards said that the spirit and dedication of volunteers is what inspires the team to push towards a more bike friendly Australia.
“Over the years, Bicycle Network has had name changes, different logos and different events, but the constant is a passionate brigade of volunteers.’
“We’re only here because of them and when I see the joy they get from helping people ride bikes, I’m reminded of the purpose of Bicycle Network.”
“It’s great to be able to spend a week saying thank-you and acknowledging their work.”
The ceremony in Melbourne tonight is not the only National Volunteer Week event held by Bicycle Network.
Social rides and breakfasts were held in Hobart and Sydney earlier this week and there is a breakfast in Melbourne on Friday, with RSVPs still open.
And with the cycling event season also approaching, it’s nearly time to start registering to join the fun and volunteer at Around the Bay and the Great Victorian Bike Ride.
Registrations to volunteer for both events open to the public on the Rosterfy volunteer portal on Monday 16 July.
There will also be some exclusive access for returning volunteers to register beforehand and secure their favourite roles. Information about this access will be emailed to volunteers.
Volunteers added to the Honour Board
New Life Members