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East Sunday Parkways - VOLUNTEER!

VOLUNTEER!  Sunday Parkways – EAST

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Volunteer for EAST


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

STEP 3:  Fill out the easy registration form

STEP 4:  Show your extra support and sign up for another volunteer shift (or more!).  We would love more help at this event.  (3 shifts in 2011 and you get a 2011 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.


What makes this position cool: Volunteer from the seat of your favorite bike.

Details: Much like the Intersection Superhero, but monitoring a section of the course by bike.  Help vehicles move through the course when needed, help out participants and support other volunteers.


What makes this position cool: Be friendly and out-going at the event and help find out who's coming to this event.

Details: Approach participants and ask them to fill out a quick survey for the event.  


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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.

Lents Park – SE 92nd Ave & Holgate Blvd

Ed Benedict Park – SE 100th Ave & Powell Blvd

Gilbert Heights Park - SE 130th Ave & Boise St

Bloomington Park SE 100th Ave & Steele St




Shift 1:  10:00am – 1:30pm

Shift 2:  12:45am – 4:30pm


Shift 1: 10:00-1:30pm

Shift 2: 12:45-4:30pm


Shift: 12:30-3:00pm


Shift 1:  10:30am – 1:15pm

Shift 2:  1:15pm – 4:15pm



Shift:  9:30 – 11:30am


Shift:  3:30 – 5:00pm


Shift 1:  11:00am – 1:30pm

Shift 2:  1:30 – 4:00pm


Shift 1:  11:00am – 1:30pm

Shift 2:  1:30 – 4:00pm

PHOTOGRAPHER – 4 volunteers needed

Shift:  12:00 – 4:00pm



All Sunday Parkways volunteers must participate in an online Volunteer Trainings before working at an event.  We will send more information after you've registered.



You can contact the Volunteer Program Coordinator, Chad Smoot, with any additional questions.

Volunteer for EAST