volunteers

WATCH: The 'Tube Whisperer'

Feb 3, 2016
Jim Day

Soon after starting a volunteer position at R Community Bikes, a nonprofit that collects and repairs used bicycles to give away to needy children, Mark Yesul of Rochester, New York, found a new way to run things.

Mark uses his unusual ability to focus and passion for repetitive action to improve a tube repair system in ways most would overlook. The result is more bikes to more kids.

R Community Bikes also gives away bikes to community organizations and people with disabilities.

Jay Rogan / Product Manger at GiveGab

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates nearly 65 million people volunteered through or for an organization in 2012. Now, there is a social networking site geared specifically towards the volunteer sector.

“I think most people don’t realize how important that volunteering and civic engagement is for a society. They’ve done study after study that has shown that areas where there are higher levels of volunteering recover from recessions much quicker,” said CEO of GiveGab Charlie Mulligan.