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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1331, Portland, OR 97204

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Volunteer for the event and show off your cause to 20,000 people

City of Portland Sunday Parkways presented by Kaiser Permanente invites you and your organization to “own” an intersection at the next event.  You have the opportunity to bring your cause to life to over 20,000 event participants.

  • You make the intersection as exciting and inviting as you want. 
  • You have a space for a canopy and a table.  Do what you can to entice people to hear your message as they are enjoying the open Sunday Parkways streets.
  • Bring along a team of volunteers, staff members, supporters and maybe a big mascot.  Cheering people on the course is fun and gets their attention.
  • People love freebies.  Hand out healthy snacks. Let them make their own Sunday Parkways art.  Take their photo.  Create a reason for people to stop their bikes and engage with you.

In exchange, you can help us with our #1 biggest need of the event - Intersection Superhero volunteers.  Every single intersection along the course must be monitored by a volunteer.  The job is simple, but important – we must help out neighbors who are affected by the closed streets.

  • The main responsibility is helping neighbors in cars get on or off the closed street.
  • Your organization must agree to monitor the intersection for both volunteer shifts (9:45am-4:30pm).
  • One person on your team per shift must be trained as an Intersection Superhero, must wear the Sunday Parkways t-shirt identifying them as an Intersection Superhero,  and must prioritize the needs of Sunday Parkways over all needs of your organization. 
  • All other people on your team are welcome to enjoy the event, wear your organization’s t-shirts, engage with the public and spread the cheer of your organization far and wide.

To get started, fill out our 2020 seasonwide intake form.

Once we have your information, we'll contact you with additional details and registration options for the event. For all other questions, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator directly:

Volunteer Manager
(503) 662-7873