MLK Dream Run

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Pre-Race Volunteer Positions

Business to Business Canvasing

At least 18 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, etc.

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 informing them that they are on the MLK Dream Run route and their sidewalk will be in use by runners from 7am- 10am on Sunday, September 8th. 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 SDBA HQ and be assigned a route from there.

Phone Banking Outreach

At least 9 more volunteers needed.

Details

This person will be contacting potential race participants, sponsors and, volunteers to be part of the MLK Dream Run.

Location

SDBA headquarters or at large

Online Registration Manager

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

This person will assist in managing issues 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 SDBA HQ or at large

Online Registration support assistant

Minimum met, 1 volunteer spot remaining.

Details

This person will help with any aspects of online registration of runners and volunteers. They should have knowledge of computers and the online registration portal. Candidate can train very easily on the registration portal and any aspects of this position.

Location

at SDBA HQ or at large

Website Manager

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Make regular updates to the MLK Dream Run Website and 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 or SDBA Headquarters

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.

Location

at SDBA HQ or at large

Running Teams Manager

At least 1 more volunteer 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

SDBA HQ and at large

Media/Marketing Coordiantor

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Organizes the MLK Dream Run Marketing:
-coordinates marketing team
-Creates media outreach strategy and materials, this includes press release creation, online posting, eblasts and support for community tabling.

Location

SDBA HQ and at large

Media and Marketing Support Team

At least 4 more volunteers needed.

Details

Street Team-Media and Marketing outreach Support
Corral data into ORG sheets, identify community events, other runs, online social networking management/postings, create, review and share marketing material with sponsors and other partners, assist with flier and poster distribution.

Location

SDBA HQ or at Large

Swag Bag Stuffers

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Stuff the runner and volunteer bags with a variety of materials and goodies donated by sponsors and SDBA members.

Location

SDBA or at large

Pre-Packet Pickup Team

At least 6 more volunteers needed.

Details

Sets up and maintains tables at pre packet pickup locations-
includes distributing running bibs and materials as well as signs up new run/volunteer. Various times and locations 3 weeks prior to race.

Location

time slots to be determined

Volunteer Coordinator

Minimum met, 2 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

Oversees all aspects of coordinating pre-day of and post volunteer positions, includes online data management, volunteer training, volunteer communication, and management of volunteer assistants team. Must be available for both kickoff and day of race event, could be shared between two people.

Location

SDBA HQ and various locations pre-race
Kickoff and Day Of - race starting point: 705 N Killingsworth St. Portland, Oregon 97217 (Portland community College Cascade Campus)

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

Location

SDBA HQ or at Large

Night Before/Morning Hours of Race Volunteers

Course Marshall

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Plans, executes and manages course set-up duties

Course Marshall Set-Up Team

September 7, 2019

September 8, 2019

Details

Assist the Course Marshall in setting up barriers, cones and signage along the course route. Must be able bodied and move quickly There will be two shifts available for this. on the second shift, you MUST BE ABLE TO START AND WORK EARLY MORNING HOURS 2AM-8AM on Saturday, September 7

Location

Meet At Race starting point: 705 N Killingsworth St. Portland, Oregon 97217 (Portland Community College Cascade Campus)

Post Race Volunteers

Post Race Breakdown

September 8, 2019

Details

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

Location

Meet At Race starting point: 705 N Killingsworth St. Portland, Oregon 97217 (Portland Community College Cascade Campus)

Day of Race Volunteer Positions

Race Course Guards

September 8, 2019

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 8, 2019 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 course materials. We just need you to show up (preferably with a cell phone) and hang out to keep the runners safe.

Location

At Race starting point: 705 N Killingsworth St. Portland, Oregon 97217 (Portland Community College Cascade Campus)

Race Course Commanders

September 8, 2019

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 8th 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.

Location

At Race starting point: 705 N Killingsworth St. Portland, Oregon 97217 (Portland Community College Cascade Campus)

First Aid Responders Sunday Race Day

September 7, 2019

September 8, 2019

Details

Medical experienced personal to man first aid tent and provide aid/emergency response to event attendees if necessary

Location

Meet at Race starting point: 705 N Killingsworth St. Portland, Oregon 97217 (Portland Community College Cascade Campus)

Race Course Water Station Volunteers

September 8, 2019

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 can provide the table, paper cups and buckets of water, you provide the kids (or adults) 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 Sunday morning Sept 8. 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.

Location

Along the race course

Mile Marker Attendees

September 8, 2019

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.

Chip Timing Support

September 8, 2019

Details

These individuals will support the Chip- Timing company on morning of race. Duties included running info from registration tent to timing tent, supporting last minute race and bib changes, helping with runner questions and etc..

Location

At Race starting point: 705 N Killingsworth St. Portland, Oregon 97217 (Portland Community College Cascade Campus)














Bag/Coat Check Team

September 8, 2019

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.

Location

At Race starting point: 705 N Killingsworth St. Portland, Oregon 97217 (Portland Community College Cascade Campus)

Awards to Winners

At least 2 more volunteers needed.

Details

Assists in the organization of Awards Prizes for the Winners

Location

At Race starting point: 705 N Killingsworth St. Portland, Oregon 97217 (Portland Community College Cascade Campus)

Runner Concierges

At least 4 more volunteers needed.

Details

Assist 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

Location

At Race starting point: 705 N Killingsworth St. Portland, Oregon 97217 (Portland Community College Cascade Campus)

Masters of Ceremony Sunday

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Masters of Ceremony for the event on Sunday
5am-11pm Sunday Sept 8, 2019
Personality of the event, responsible for introducing entertainers, dignitaries, highlighting sponsors, and sets hospitality tone and mood for the day.

Location

At Race starting point: 705 N Killingsworth St. Portland, Oregon 97217 (Portland Community College Cascade Campus)

Volunteer Coordinator Assistants Race Day Sunday

Minimum met.

Details

These persons will work directly with the volunteer coordinator to assist them with checking in volunteers for the day, assigning tasks, and running errands, etc.

Beer Tent Bartenders Sunday Race Day

September 8, 2019

Details

Serves beer and wine for event attendees. Must hold a current OLCC alcohol serving permit and have on-site day of event

Raffle Prizes Coordinator Assistants Sunday Race Day

September 8, 2019

Details

Assist the Raffle prize coordinator with organization and distribution of raffle prizes

Raffle Prize Coordinator Sunday Race Day

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Collects, Coordinates and Distributes Raffle Prizes for Saturday's kickoff celebration. Works with a team of assisatants

Location

At Race starting point: 705 N Killingsworth St. Portland, Oregon 97217 (Portland Community College Cascade Campus)

Vendor Check in Coordinator Sunday Race Day

September 8, 2019

Details

Organizes and manages vendor and sponsor check in for Sunday Race Day, manages and works with team of assistants.

Location

At Race starting point: 705 N Killingsworth St. Portland, Oregon 97217 (Portland Community College Cascade Campus)

Vendor Check in Coordinator Assistant Sunday Race Day

September 8, 2019

Details

Assists the vendor check in Coordinator with organizing and managing Day Of Race vendors and sponsors

Location

At Race starting point: 705 N Killingsworth St. Portland, Oregon 97217 (Portland Community College Cascade Campus)

Parking Patrol Manager Sunday Race Day

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Coordinates and organizes parking strategy for MLK Dream Run race Leadership team, sponsors, vendors, and event attendees. Manages a team of parking patrol assistants

Location

At Large and on Race Day, race starting point: 705 N Killingsworth St. Portland, Oregon 97217 (Portland Community College Cascade Campus)

Parking Patrol Manager Assistant Sunday Race Day

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Supports parking patrol manager, helps guide and direct vendors, sponsors, and event participants to pre-arranged parking locations and assists with vendor load in and load out.

Location

At Race starting point: 705 N Killingsworth St. Portland, Oregon 97217 (Portland Community College Cascade Campus)

Water station N Vancouver ave & N Alberta St Sunday Race Day High Priority

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Excellent task for a group, we will have several water stations along the course routes. Anyone who wants to volunteer for a water station will be in charge of setting up and breaking down said station with a table, a thermos filled with water, Dixie cups, trash / recycle receptacles.

Water station NE Alberta & NE 10th Ave Sunday Race Day High Priority

Minimum met.

Details

Excellent task for a group, we will have several water stations along the course routes. Anyone who wants to volunteer for a water station will be in charge of setting up and breaking down said station with a table, a thermos filled with water, Dixie cups, trash / recycle receptacles.

Water station NE Cook St & 7th Ave Sunday Race Day High Priority

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Excellent task for a group, we will have several water stations along the course routes. Anyone who wants to volunteer for a water station will be in charge of setting up and breaking down said station with a table, a thermos filled with water, Dixie cups, trash / recycle receptacles.

Water station NE Russell & Vancouver Ave Sunday Race Day High Priority

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Excellent task for a group, we will have several water stations along the course routes. Anyone who wants to volunteer for a water station will be in charge of setting up and breaking down said station with a table, a thermos filled with water, Dixie cups, trash / recycle receptacles.

Water station N Mississippi & Beech Sunday Race Day High Priority

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Excellent task for a group, we will have several water stations along the course routes. Anyone who wants to volunteer for a water station will be in charge of setting up and breaking down said station with a table, a thermos filled with water, Dixie cups, trash / recycle receptacles.

Water station N Kerby & N Killingsworth Sunday Race Day High Priority

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Excellent task for a group, we will have several water stations along the course routes. Anyone who wants to volunteer for a water station will be in charge of setting up and breaking down said station with a table, a thermos filled with water, Dixie cups, trash / recycle receptacles.

Water station Portland Center for Spiritual Living Sunday Race Day High Priority

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Excellent task for a group, we will have several water stations along the course routes. Anyone who wants to volunteer for a water station will be in charge of setting up and breaking down said station with a table, a thermos filled with water, Dixie cups, trash / recycle receptacles.

Water station NE Kerby & Ainesworth (near Delta Key Center) Sunday Race Day High Priority

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Excellent task for a group, we will have several water stations along the course routes. Anyone who wants to volunteer for a water station will be in charge of setting up and breaking down said station with a table, a thermos filled with water, Dixie cups, trash / recycle receptacles.

Water station Killingsworth & MLK (near US Bank) Sunday Race Day High Priority

Minimum met.

Details

Excellent task for a group, we will have several water stations along the course routes. Anyone who wants to volunteer for a water station will be in charge of setting up and breaking down said station with a table, a thermos filled with water, Dixie cups, trash / recycle receptacles.

Kickoff Celebration Event ( Saturday 3-8pm)

Start/Finish Line Area Set-up Crew

September 7, 2019

Details

Assist in setting up tenting, staging, vendor booths, banners, trash/recycle set-up - will require some moderate to heavy lifting and moving

Location

At Race starting point: 705 N Killingsworth St. Portland, Oregon 97217 (Portland Community College Cascade Campus)

Security Slot 3 Sat-Sun Overnight

September 7, 2019

Details

Provide overnight security on Saturday September 7 through the Race on Sunday September 8

Location

At Race starting point: 705 N Killingsworth St. Portland, Oregon 97217 (Portland Community College Cascade Campus)

Food and Snack Team Saturday Kickoff Celebration

September 7, 2019

Details

Helps procure and distribute fruit and snacks etc. to volunteers during the community kickoff celebration including setup and duration of race day various time slots available

Location

At Race starting point: 705 N Killingsworth St. Portland, Oregon 97217 (Portland Community College Cascade Campus)

Food and Snack Team Race Day Sunday

September 8, 2019

Details

Assisting in procuring and/or distributing food, snack, and drinks to runners and volunteers day of race.
working closely with volunteer coordinator and volunteer assistants

Location

At Race starting point: 705 N Killingsworth St. Portland, Oregon 97217 (Portland Community College Cascade Campus)

Vendor Check in Coordinator Assistants Saturday Kickoff

September 7, 2019

Details

Assists Vendor Coordinator with sponsors and business vendor check-in and organization, and supports them throughout the day on Saturday.

Entertainment Check In

September 7, 2019

Details

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

Location

At Race starting point: 705 N Killingsworth St. Portland, Oregon 97217 (Portland Community College Cascade Campus)

Dignitary Check In

At least 3 more volunteers needed.

Details

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

Location

At Race starting point: 705 N Killingsworth St. Portland, Oregon 97217 (Portland Community College Cascade Campus)

Beer Tent Bartenders Saturday Kickoff Celebration

September 7, 2019

Details

Serves beer and wine for event attendees. Must hold a current OLCC alcohol serving permit and have on-site day of event

Location

At Race starting point: 705 N Killingsworth St. Portland, Oregon 97217 (Portland Community College Cascade Campus)

Resources Needed

OLCC alcohol serving permit - 2

Raffle Prizes Coordinator Saturday Kickoff Celebration

September 7, 2019

Details

Collects, Coordinates and Distributes Raffle Prizes for Saturday's kickoff celebration.

Location

At Race starting point: 705 N Killingsworth St. Portland, Oregon 97217 (Portland Community College Cascade Campus)

Parking Patrol Manager Saturday Kickoff Celebration

September 7, 2019

Details

Coordinates and organizes parking strategy for MLK Dream Run race Leadership team, sponsors, vendors, and event attendees. Manages a team of parking patrol assistants

Event Host/Masters of Ceremony Saturday

September 7, 2019

Details

Masters of Ceremony for the event on Saturday
1pm-8pm Saturday Sept 7, 2019
Personality of the event, responsible for introducing entertainers, dignitaries, highlighting sponsors, and sets hospitality tone and mood for the day.

Location

At Race starting point: 705 N Killingsworth St. Portland, Oregon 97217 (Portland Community College Cascade Campus)

Entertainment Beer Tent

You must be 21 or older to volunteer for this task.

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Volunteer serving beer and or food at the Beer Tent on Saturday September 8 at the concert from 3 -9.

Location

705 N Killingsworth St. Portland, Oregon 97217 (Portland Community College Cascade Campus)

Entertainment Manager

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Handle all the entertainment for the MLK Dream Run for Saturday and Sunday. Include liaison with talent and MLK Dream Run committee and volunteers.

Location

705 N Killingsworth St. Portland, Oregon 97217 (Portland Community College Cascade Campus)

Volunteer Coordinator Assistants Saturday Kickoff celebration High Priority

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

These persons will work directly with the volunteer coordinator to assist them with checking in volunteers for the day, assigning tasks, and running errands, etc.

Location

At Race starting point: 705 N Killingsworth St. Portland, Oregon 97217 (Portland Community College Cascade Campus)

Kickoff Celebration Registration and Packet Pick-up Team

Minimum met.

Details

This will be the final pre-packet pick-up prior to next day (Sunday)'s race.
Sets up and maintains tables at pre packet pickup locations-
includes distributing running bibs and materials as well as signs up new run/volunteer.

Location

At Race starting point: 705 N Killingsworth St. Portland, Oregon 97217 (Portland Community College Cascade Campus)

Start/finish Line Safety Watch Squad Kickoff Celebration

September 7, 2019

Details

These monitors will canvas the start/finish line area at the opening kickoff celebration. There task is to observe and report to Race Director and Race Leadership Team any potential concerns or threats to event participants.

Vendor Check in Coordinator Saturday Kickoff

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Organizes and manages vendor and sponsor check in for Saturday Kickoff Celebration, manages and works with team of assistants.

Location

SDBA HQ or at Large
and Saturday Kickoff Celebration at the race starting point: 705 N Killingsworth St. Portland, Oregon 97217 (Portland Community College Cascade Campus)

Raffle Prizes Coordinator Assistants Saturday Kickoff Celebration

September 7, 2019

Details

Assist the Raffle prize coordinator with organization and distribution of raffle prizes

Location

At Large
and on Saturday Kickoff Celebration race starting point: 705 N Killingsworth St. Portland, Oregon 97217 (Portland Community College Cascade Campus)

Parking Patrol Manager Assistants Saturday Kickoff Celebration

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Supports parking patrol manager, helps guide and direct vendors, sponsors, and event participants to pre-arranged parking locations and assists with vendor load in and load out.

Location

At Race starting point: 705 N Killingsworth St. Portland, Oregon 97217 (Portland Community College Cascade Campus)

First Aid Responders Saturday Kickoff Celebration

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Provide first Aid and medical response for volunteers and participants for Saturday's Kickoff Celebration, man and set up First Aid tent with supplies and materials

Location

At Race starting point: 705 N Killingsworth St. Portland, Oregon 97217 (Portland Community College Cascade Campus)