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Volunteer! Sunday Parkways - SOUTHEAST


Sunday, August 15, 2010


We have a volunteer position for everyone!  There are spots for outgoing volunteers and spots for people who want to work behind the scenes.  You have the option of different positions, locations and shifts.  Please continue reading for more information.

STEP 1:  Choose your volunteer role at Sunday Parkways.  You have your choice of (please click on each option for more details):

STEP 2:  Choose your training date.  All new Sunday Parkways volunteers need to attend one of the Volunteer Trainings, to be held the week before the event.  If you have already attended a training, you do not need to go to one again

STEP 3:  Click on the “Sign up to volunteer now!” button

STEP 4:  Register as a new volunteer or sign in as an Existing User, if you have already registered

STEP 5:  Show your extra support and sign up for another volunteer shift (or more!).  We would love more help at this event or at another Sunday Parkways event.  (3 shifts get you’re a 2010 Sunday Parkways bandana, 7 shifts get you a free Worst Day of the Year Ride pass!)



INTERSECTION SUPERHERO – 150 volunteers needed

What makes this position cool: This is the #1 most important volunteer position of the event! Receive smiles and thanks while you wave and cheer on participants. Express your creativity with chalk, music or another hidden talent. 

Details: In order to hold this event, we must close over 6 miles of streets to car traffic.  Help with participation traffic flow, answer participants’ questions, redirect neighborhood traffic, and set up or take down barricades at your intersection.  Some volunteers will have the added duty of counting participants at different intervals.

INFORMATION BOOTH SUPERSTAR – 12 volunteers needed

What makes this position cool: Be the face of Sunday Parkways to event participants.  Welcome people to the event and tell them where to go.

Details: Answer people’s questions, hand out brochures and help set up or take down info booth

VOLUNTEER ASSISTANCE – 12 volunteers needed

What makes this position cool: Help support all the great volunteers at the event. 

Details: Check in volunteers and help guide them to their position.  Visit volunteers on course and make sure that they have everything they need to succeed.  A bike and helmet are needed for this position.


PARK SET-UP – 30 volunteers needed

What makes this position cool: Help create the party atmosphere in the parks.  Volunteer early and enjoy the rest of the day.

Details: Help set up tables, chairs and canopies.  Hang banners and signage.

PARK CLEAN-UP – 30 volunteers needed

What makes this position cool: Enjoy the whole event then help the tired Sunday Parkways crew to beautify the parks and course.

Details: Help take down tables, chairs and canopies.  Remove signage and banners. Basic clean-up of each park and the course

MOBILE SUPPORT – 12 volunteers needed

What makes this position cool: Support our great volunteers while enjoying the event at your own pace

Details: 2 shifts - at the start and at the end of the event.  First shift will bike the route to make sure the intersections are up and ready to go.  Then, support Intersection Superheroes with water and bathroom breaks. Second shift will first support the Superheros then help us open the route back up to traffic.  A bike, helmet AND TRAILER are needed for this position.


ROVING MECHANIC – 6 volunteers needed

What makes this position cool: Who doesn’t love a rescue from distress?

Details: Help those event cyclist who need a bit of professional help

Required: Roving mechanics must have advanced mechanical skills and be able to do on-the-spot basic repair.  Mechanics bring their own basic tool kit, a cell phone and are proactive about providing support on the route. We will provide a mechanic vest for you to wear on the route so you are recognized as a mechanic.  We will have bike shops located in parks and along the route if more advanced mechanical work is needed.

ROVING MEDIC – 6 volunteers needed

What makes this position cool: When you’re needed, you’ll be the most important person on course

Details: Care for minor injuries.

Required: To sign up for this position, you must be a MD, RN or EMT and provide your own ride-along medical kit and cell phone.

PHOTOGRAPHER – 4 volunteers needed

What makes this position cool: You get to document the essence of Sunday Parkways.

Details: Must be able to take digital photos on the route and pass them on to us by the end of the week via disc, memory card or uploaded to Flickr with high resolution.  We will provide you with a shot list.  Getting us the pictures by the end of the week is essential.  Sunday Parkways will retain all rights to use event photos for any promotional purposes



Sunday Parkways volunteer activities are managed from several parks along the course.  Volunteer registration and event info booths are located at each of these parks.  Please select the park that is most convenient for you.  This will be your base of operation for the event and will be volunteering at the park or nearby.

Colonel Summers Park – SE 17th Ave & Taylor St

Laurelhurst Park – SE 39th Ave & Stark St

Sunnyside Park – SE 34th Ave & Taylor St




Shift 1:  9:00am – 12:30pm

Shift 2:  11:45am – 3:30pm


Shift 1:  9:00am – 12:30pm

Shift 2:  12:00 – 3:30pm


Shift 1:  9:00am – 12:30pm

Shift 2:  12:00 – 3:30pm



Shift:  8:30 – 10:30am


Shift:  2:30 – 4:00pm


Shift 1:  9:30am – 12:00pm

Shift 2:  1:00 - 3:30pm


Shift 1:  9:00am – 12:30pm

Shift 2:  12:00 – 3:30pm


Shift 1:  9:00am – 12:30pm

Shift 2:  12:00 – 3:30pm

PHOTOGRAPHER – 4 volunteers needed

Shift:  10:00am – 3:00pm



All Sunday Parkways volunteers must attend one of our Volunteer Trainings before working at an event.  These trainings will provide you with important information about the whole event and your specific position.  Once you have attended a Sunday Parkways Volunteer Training, you do not have to go to one again.


Volunteer Trainings for Sunday Parkways – Southeast

Wed, August 11, 2010; 6:30pm-8:00pm; Kaiser Town Hall, 3704 N Interstate

Sat, August 14, 2010; 10:00am-11:30am; Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church, 5441 SE Belmont


You can contact the Volunteer Program Manager, Neal Armstrong, with any additional questions.