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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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Be a Mobile Superhero!

Our Superheroes are most important volunteers at Sunday Parkways, helping neighbors who live directly on the route. We’re closing the streets and packing them with thousands of people. To make it work for everyone, you’re there to help neighbors safely drive to and from their houses, and help direct all other drivers around the event.


  • Act as an ambassador to the neighborhood on behalf of Sunday Parkways
  • Patrol a section of the Sunday Parkways route looking for neighbors to help
  • Escort automobiles to or from their houses to aid the Intersection Superheroes
  • Direct all other automobiles to the nearest flagger-controlled intersection


  • Be cheerful, energetic, communicative, empathetic and  authoritative
  • Understand and follow directions given by the Volunteer Coordinator
  • Take our comprehensive online training
  • Bring a bicycle that you’re able ride for the duration of the shift
  • Be able to ride with confidence on a crowded street
  • Be at least 18 years old or accompanied by an adult 


  • Each shift lasts no more than 3.5 hours, but you may sign up for more than one
  • You’ll receive an in-person training by your Volunteer Coordinator prior to your shift
  • You’ll be provided with a Sunday Parkways volunteer t-shirt, snacks and water
  • You will need to move barricades and escort cars
  • You must supply your own water bottle and weather-appropriate clothing

Volunteer for a shift near you and help show off your neighborhood, or volunteer in one you’ve always wanted to explore!


Questions? Contact us!
Volunteer Manager
(503) 662-7873