Volunteer news

Life Longer

According to a study done by Richard Swenson, M.D., those who do regular volunteer work show a dramatically increase in their life-expectancy.

In his book 'Margin' the study showed that men not involved in some altruistic activity had two-and-one-half times the morbidity rate than those who volunteered at least once a week.

GNNC is blessed by a number of new volunteers who have stepped forward to assist us with various projects and programs.

Nic Williams is a GIS student at VIU and he is working on the new Bicycle Map for Nanaimo with the city.

Taylor Alexander just got of the plane from back east and he is ready to dig in and do some advocating for GNCC.

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Our volunteers collectively donate hundreds of hours each year to advance the cause of cycling in the community, which is essential to accomplishing our goals. If you're interested in helping our organization grow, volunteering at fun events or spreading the word about our work, we need you! Below please find a list of upcoming events and issues  where we need your support and participation.  

Program Assistance

GNCC has a number of programs that always need volunteers, from helping with classes, rides, events etc. Currently we need people to help with:
Safe Route to School program,
Traffic and Bicyle Education classes,
Bike Friendly Business program,
Bike Parking program,

Join a Committee

Our committees offer a chance to get more involved in a range of exciting activities. Time commitment is from 2 to 8 hours a month depending on the committee. If you think an hour a week is a good investment to making cycling better in Nanaimo, than contact us.
• Advocacy
• Education
• Recreation & Tourism
• Routes and Technical
• Publicity & Outreach (newsletter / website)
• Membership/Social Events

Ongoing Needs

Help Us with the 'Office':

Behind the scenes, volunteers keep our work rolling smoothly by helping out with data entry, mailings, office organizing, and uplifting our spirits! If you have time to donate to help grow the bike movement, we could use your help. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact David Grey at gncc@shaw.ca.

Upcoming Events

Bike To Work Week Follow Up We are reaching out to fellow cyclists and to those who are seriously considering cycling as a transportation option. We want to hear from you what your current issues are with bicycling in Nanaimo. By talking about and bringing forward local bike issues, and by sharing tips on routes and resources with those new to bicycling in Nanaimo, we can increase our knowledge base and grow our coalition. Help us spread the bike love! Please contact us at gncc@shaw.ca to volunteer your information.