Portland Veterans Day Parade
Saturday November 11, 2017 - 9:30am
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  • Portland Veterans Day Parade Volunteer Form

    Volunteers are at the heart of the Veterans Day Parade.

    It takes many helping hands to make the parade happen!

    Please note the parade is Saturday Nov. 11 and volunteer start times may be as early as 7:00 am.

    The Parade and Ceremony typically end around 12:00pm. 

    We have a variety of roles to fill on Parade Day.  Please read the descriptions below and let us know what your first and second choice might be.  Thank you for understanding that roles are filled on a first come, first serve basis and you may be assigned to the team with the greatest need, beyond your preference. All Volunteers must attend the All-Volunteer Meeting on Wednesday, November 8th from 6:00 - 7:30pm at Ross Hollywood Chapel, 4733 NE Thompson St. Portland OR 97213. (We provide pizza!)  If you are unable to attend, we thank you for your willingness and hope you will be able to volunteer next year.

    Line Up Team

    Volunteers assist parade participants to find their correct spot in the line up, escort them through the parade to avoid bottlenecks at the parade conclusion, assists remaining incoming participants to their correct end spot. Section Leaders help direct Line Up volunteers, while the Line Up Director provides instruction on which group will go next. The Line Up Registration Table is organized by 2-3 volunteers as well.

    Parking Guards

    Stand guard over secured parking lots, to ensure vehicles do not park in spaces where we have assigned parade participants to park at the conclusion of their trip through the parade!

    Pre-Parade Party Makers

    Distribute Patriotic "Swag" to parade goers along the route before the parade starts to get the energy going!

    Saturday Preparation Team

    This team gathers the Saturday prior to the parade at Ross Hollywood to create participant packets, fold programs, organize signs and more as needed. The timeframe is usually midday between 10am-2pm.

    Set Up Team

    Arriving at or before 7am, assist with setting up tables, chairs, and tents to form "Dignity Row". Additionally after the stage is set up, add finishing touches of chairs, water, and reserved seating for distinguised guests.

    Clean Up Team

    Assist with bringing all tables chairs and tents back into Ross Hollywood Chapel, additional pick up as needed.

    As you can see, the volunteer jobs involve running parade logistics, and as such, we do not have open volunteer opportunities for children. We do recognize that the parade may offer an opportunity for children and teens to be involved in supporting our Veterans, so if you already have a specific project in mind and would like to be a parade participant, please register on the home page.  If you have a mature, responsible teen that wants to volunteer in an adult role, parents, please also sign up as a volunteer yourself and your teen can volunteer alongside you.  Thank you for your interest and understanding!

    Volunteer for the parade by completing the information below, before November 1st. 

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