Are you a walking enthusiast with a love for connecting with others? Do you enjoy harnessing your knowledge of pedestrian issues to inform your community? Do you enjoy attending fun community events with a rad organization? Then this is the volunteer opportunity for you! Join Oregon Walks as an Outreach Volunteer today!
Benefits of This Volunteer Role: Support Oregon Walks’ work while enjoying community events, spending time outside, and engaging with others who love to walk. Develop a knowledge of pedestrian issues while growing your outreach, community engagement, communication and general organizational skills. Increase Oregon Walks’ capacity to promote walking conditions that are safe, convenient and attractive for everyone throughout the Portland metropolitan region.
Volunteer Role and Responsibilities: Outreach Volunteers attend community events to ensure Oregon Walks has a visible and informative presence; supports Executive Director & Volunteer/ Outreach Coordinator in signing up new members and volunteers; is knowledgeable about pedestrian issues and Oregon Walks’ work and is able to speak comfortably to others about it; engages in a meaningful way with community members, focusing on listening to their concerns and stories; helps gather outreach materials prior to events, helps in set up & take down at events.
Upcoming Walk Leader Opportunities:-PSU Earth Day Festival
Friday, April 22nd, 11:00-3:00, PSU Park Blocks
-Cully Clean Up
Saturday, April 23rd, 11:00-3:00, Trinity Lutheran Christian School, 5520 NE Killingsworth St
-Oregon Walkways: Park Blocks
Saturday, August 20 th afternoon, Down Town Park blocks
-Jade Night Market
Saturday, August 20 th evening, Jade District, 82 nd Ave & Division
-Sunday Parkways- 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
East Portland - May 15
North Portland - June 26
Northeast Portland - July 24
Southeast Portland - August 21
Sellwood-Milwaukie - October 2
Time Commitment: aprox 2-4 hrs per event, as needed
Reports to/ Supported by: Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator
Qualifications: Dedication to Oregon Walks’ mission of promoting walkability and pedestrian safety and culture of integrity, advocacy, cultural sensitivity and flexibility, A friendly and approachable attitude, Strong verbal communication skills, Punctuality, Respect for community spaces and organizers of events.
- Public Speaking
- People Skills
- Outdoor Recreation
- Community Outreach
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment
- Orientation or Training
- 3 - 15 hrs. per month
- A love for walking & talking!