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MLK Dream Run


Sun September 24 2017
Location: Portland, OR US 97211 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk

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Pre-Race Volunteer Positions

Business to Business Canvasing

At least 20 more volunteers needed.

Details

Door to door outreach to businesses to promote run awareness and solicit participation- i.e. ask businesses to table at event, run or volunteer, donate raffle prizes, share run information with their customers, encourage social networking sharing

Course Closure Canvassing

At least 20 more volunteers needed.

Details

Going door to door to the residences and business that are along the course route. Dropping off flyers and Road Closure notifications informing them that they are on the MLK Dream Run route and that their street will be closed OR be in use by runners from 5am- 10am on Sunday August 2nd. They will be informed to not park their cars on these streets during that time or they will be "Courtesy" towed to a location they can retrieve later.This needs to be done 2-3 weeks prior to the run. A team of 20 should be able to complete this task within 6-8 hours.

Location

Volunteers will meet at NNEBA HQ and be assigned a route from there.

Phone Banking Outreach

At least 10 more volunteers needed.

Online Registration Manager

Minimum met, 1 volunteer spot remaining.

Details

This person will assist in managing issue concerning online registration for volunteers and race registrants. Should be knowledgeable in computer basics, some back end website basics, very well organized, detail oriented and responsive to emails from volunteers and racers

Location

at NNEBA HQ or at large

Online Registration support assistant

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Website Manager

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Make regular updates to the MLK Dream Run Website. Work closely with marketing and race director team. approximately 1-3 hours per week. Must have knowledge in HTML, Word Press and other basic back end website knowledge

Location

at large of NNEBA Head quarters

Website support assistants

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Will support the Website manager with content for the site, includes photos, text, and calendars. approximately 1-3 hours per week. Must have basic computer skills, strong writing skills and a basic knowledge of file formatting. 1-3 hours per week.

Location

at large of NNEBA HQ

Running Teams Manager

At least 2 more volunteers needed.

Details

This person will recruit and assist run teams in signing up, assist them with any questions, email pertinent communication, deliver runner bibs and t-shirts or arrange for pick up

Location

NNEBA HQ and at large

Media/Marketing Coordiantor

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Assist with the organization of the MLK Dream Run Marketing- This includes media outreach, press release creation, online posting, eblasts and support for community tabling.

Location

NNEBA HQ and at large

Media and Marketing Support Team

At least 5 more volunteers needed.

Details

Street Team-Media and Marketing outreach Support
i. Pass out flyers
ii. Community tabling -set up and man tables/booth opportunities at various locations on various dates- i.e. festivals, other runs, sponsor and community collaboration tables
iii. Potential out of town trips-optional

Swag Bag Stuffers

At least 15 more volunteers needed.

Details

i. stuff the runner and volunteer bags with a variety of materials and goodies

Location

NNEBA HQ

Pre-Packet Pickup Team

At least 8 more volunteers needed.

Details

i. Set up and man tables at pre packet pickup locations- includes distributing running bibs and materials as well as potentila run/volunteer sign-up

Start/Finish Line Area Set-up Crew

At least 20 more volunteers needed.

Details

i. Tenting, stage vendor both, banners, trash/recycle set-up - will require some light to moderate lifting and moving

Pre-Race Celebration Volunteers

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

i. Coordination assistants
ii. VIP area Attendee
iii. Food and Beverage Servers
iiii. Clean-up/Tidy crew
v. Pre-packet pick up and registration crew
vi. Entertainment assistants

Security

At least 3 more volunteers needed.

Details

Provide overnight security on Saturday August 1st through the Race on Sunday August 2nd

Night Before/Morning Hours of Race Volunteers

Course Marshall

At least 2 more volunteers needed.

Details

i. Plans, executes and manages course set-up duties

Course Marshall Set-Up Team

September 24, 2017

Details

Assist the Course Marshall in setting up barriers, cones and signage along the course route. Must be able bodied and move quickly MUST BE ABLE TO START AND WORK EARLY MORNING HOURS 2AM-9AM

Location

Meet at Start Finish Area earlier morning of race day- 2am
5125 NE MLK Jr. Blvd Portland, Oregon 97211
Green Space Lot on the corner of NE MLK and Alberta Street

Day of Race: Along the Course Monitors

Event Host/Masters of Ceremony

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Masters of Ceremony for the event on Saturday and Sunday
Noon-9pm
6am-10am

Location

Event Site

Day of Race: Volunteer Check In Support Team

Volunteer Coordinator

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Oversees and assists with the Volunteer Check-In Support Team.

Group Check In

At least 2 more volunteers needed.

Details

Will assist with any groups/Teams who still need to check in on the morning of the Race.

VIP Sponsor Check In

At least 2 more volunteers needed.

Details

Helps to coordinate and check in VIP sponsors and dignitaries for this event.

Individual Check In

At least 2 more volunteers needed.

Details

Assists with individual check in and registration process morning of the race.

T-Shirt Distribution

At least 4 more volunteers needed.

Details

Inventory and organization of t-shirt distribution for morning of the race.

Beverage and Snack Team

At least 4 more volunteers needed.

Day of Race: On Site Registration Team

Onsite Registration Team Manager

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Oversee a team of volunteers for onsite registration of individuals, groups, pick up & VIP

Individual

At least 2 more volunteers needed.

Group

At least 3 more volunteers needed.

Pick Up

At least 2 more volunteers needed.

VIP

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Day of Race: Misc. Volunteer Positions

Chip Timing Support

At least 4 more volunteers needed.

Vendor Check In Support Team

At least 4 more volunteers needed.

Details

Assists Vendors with check in and supports them throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday.

Entertainment Check In

At least 4 more volunteers needed.

Details

Assist Entertainers with check in and supports them throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday

Dignitary Check In

At least 3 more volunteers needed.

Details

Assists with special speaking guests and dignitaries and supports them throughout Saturday and Sunday

Bag/Coat Check Team

At least 3 more volunteers needed.

Details

i. Ensure that runners' baggage are safely stored and appropriately tagged; runners may not leave bags in that baggage pen without the correct baggage tag attached
ii. Check bibs against tagged baggage during retrieval process; runners may not take bags unless that baggage tag and bib number match.
iii. Direct runners to dispose of chip instructions and other trash in the garbage bins to maintain a clean area
iv. Assist in cleaning and breakdown as needed.
v. Call in medical emergencies; take note of your location (refer to the number on the nearest light pole) so that you can be exact if you need to make a medical call.

Beer Tent

At least 2 more volunteers needed.

Details

i. Serves , Beer and Wine for event attendees. Must hold a current OLCC alcohol serving permit and have on-site day of event

Resources Needed

OLCC alcohol serving permit - 2

Raffle Prizes

At least 2 more volunteers needed.

Details

Collects, Coordinates and Distributes Raffle Prizes for Both Saturday and Sunday

Awards to Winners

At least 2 more volunteers needed.

Details

Assists in the organization of Awards Prizes for the Winners

Runner Concierges

At least 4 more volunteers needed.

Details

Assist in with the vendors who are supporting the race participants pre and post race with massage, acupuncture and any first aid. This person will be a "runner" that can assist with any support needs that arrive. Ideal candidate would be interested in medical or health and wellness and be physically fit to assist with running errands or moving light equipment

No Parking Enforcement Patrol Squad

At least 5 more volunteers needed.

Details

We need 10 volunteers to place no parking signs along certain portions of the race course. Time commitment is one to four hours on either/both Friday or Saturday August 10th and 3rd. And then 2 hours Sunday afternoon after the race to pick up the signs. We provide the materials and map/instructions - you place the signs out. You may do this volunteer job along with any other volunteer job. This volunteer job may be staffed by youth 16 years or older, with parent's consent, as a paid-in-kind job where payment is a discount or free entry as a runner in the race.

Post Race Breakdown

At least 15 more volunteers needed.

Details

Assist in the Breaking down of the event including tenting, tables, boxes, staging and etc.. Persons should be physically fit and cable of lifting light to moderately heavy objects.

Location

Start Finish Area
5125 NE MLK Jr. Blvd Portland, Oregon 97211
Green Space Lot on the corner of NE MLK and Alberta Street

Other Tasks

Race Course Guards

September 24, 2017

Details

We need about 300 volunteers to help us stand guard at every intersection along the race course. Closure guards will ensure that "Street Closed" signs are in place the morning of the event and then stand guard to direct runners regarding the route around the course.
You will report to a Course Commander. Time commitment is to attend a 1 hour training session before the race and then be at your station at your designated intersection by 6:30am, Sunday Sept 25, 2016 and stay at your intersection until the designated "street open" time arrives. Depending on how long you can volunteer Sunday morning, we can assign you to a "start-end" intersection that will re-open sometime around 7:30-8:00am or a "finish-end" intersection that wouldn't re-open until sometime closer to 9:00-9:30am. You'll be given a T-Shirt and all other road closure materials. We just need you to show up (preferably with a cell phone) and hang out to keep the runners safe.

Race Course Commanders

September 24, 2017

Details

We need 36 volunteers to be in command of the 300 volunteers that will be on-station at all the street intersection closures. You will have from 3 to 9 volunteers assigned to report to you. Your job is to communicate with your reports a few days before the run via telephone to be sure they are still committed to doing their jobs. Then, the morning of the event, you'll inspect intersections and report back to headquarters any developing problems or missing volunteers. Time commitment is a one hour commander training session approximately two weeks before the event, a couple of hours to call or meet with the closure guards that will be assigned to you in order to train them and re-confirm their commitment to show up on race day, and then from 5:00am to 10:00am on Sunday Sept 25 during the race. You will need to have a cell phone, but otherwise we provide any materials and a safety-colored "Race Official" T-shirt.

Race Day First Aid Responders

At least 9 more volunteers needed.

Details

We need at least three nurses/medics to run three first aid locations on the course: 1) MLK & Alberta 2) Mississippi & Freemont 3) Penninsula Park at Kerby and Ainsworth. If all goes well, you'll be pretty board except for hooting and hollering the racers along their way. Otherwise, you'll be the first responder dispatched to an incident while a 911 call is executed. Time commitment is to attend a phone training session sometime during the two weeks prior to the event and then be on station out on the course from 6:30 am through till your part of the race course closes (8:00am to 11am depending on your station).

Race Course Water Station Volunteers

At least 20 more volunteers needed.

Details

Do you live, or have a business, on the race course route? This is a great way to involve the kids. Volunteer to set up a watering table on the street in front of your house. We'll provide the table and paper cups, you provide pitchers of water and the kids to hold out the water cups to the passing runners. Time commitment is to be at your house one evening the week before the event to receive table drop off, then be setup on the street by 7:00am (ok 7:25am if your over on the Mississippi side of the course) Sunday morning Sept 25. We'll pick up the tables from you as we follow the runners "closing" the course at a 12-minute mile pace. Children under the age of 16 must be supervised by an adult 18 years of age or older at all times.

Mile Marker Attendees

At least 21 more volunteers needed.

Details

We have 21 mile markers that will be placed throughout the Route. Mile Marker Attendees will be responsible to get their assigned Mile Marker to their assigned location during the course of the race. After the Race, they will be responsible for their safe return to start finish area.

Food and Snacks

At least 10 more volunteers needed.

Details

i. Helps procure and distribute fruit and snacks to runners post-race