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Volunteer Opportunity-Sunday Parkways

From: Joanne
Sent on: Thursday, May 6, 2010 9:48 AM
I received the message below looking for support in Portland Sunday Parkways. All the contact information you need is here if you are interested in getting involved. Joanne

Portland Sunday Parkways is about connecting neighborhoods and people: walkers, runners, bicyclists, seniors, adults, and children all enjoying streets filled with surprises, performers, physical activities and food ? and traffic-free. The 6-8 mile routes connect Portland?s beautiful parks and offer a chance for participants to listen to music, try other activities, such as hula hooping, or just relax and enjoy the smiling faces.

Our first Sunday Parkways event (more information at www. is right around the corner and we need your help. With only 10 days left until the first event, we have 90 (of the 344 total) volunteer shifts left to fill. We?
re so close!

We would love for your group to show their support for this important community event - and I'd like to also highlight the benefit to PDX Wellness Walkers:

We're encouraging groups and organizations to "host" an intersection for the entire event (two volunteer shifts, 9am-12:
30pm and 12-3:30pm) and to use the intersection as a venue to promote your group. We provide sidewalk chalk so that you can draw your name and/or logo in a prominent spot. You're also welcome/encouraged to let the 25,000 passersby know just what you're all about - this could result in a major boost in new members joining your group!

If you're interested in hosting an intersection, shoot me an email at [address removed]

Our other high-need volunteer shifts include:

What makes this position cool: Be the last on course and help make it seem that 20,000 people were never there.
Details: Bike the route to make sure the intersections are opened at the end of the event, by taking down road closed signs. Swing by the intersections to pick up trash/recycling bags from Intersection Superhero volunteers. A bike and helmet are needed for this position. Please bring a bike trailer if you have access to one.
Shift: 2:30 - 4pm

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.
Shift: 9 - 10:30am at Woodlawn Park or Fernhill Park

Folks can sign up on an individual basis at (please encourage them to include your group name in the "Groups" section when they register!) Thanks for sharing this with your group.

Lydia Cox
Good Sport Promotion + Sunday Parkways
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