Volunteer OpportunitiesCalling All Volunteers! Join us for Portland Sunday Parkways in May!!!
With summer fast approaching, it's time to take it to the streets! Portland Sunday Parkways open miles of streets within our neighborhoods and communities for a healthy day outside, showing off our city's beautiful parks, family friendly bike routes, and lively local businesses in a loop that never ends. The Black United Fund is recruiting volunteers to contribute their time during NE Portland's Sunday Parkways on May 13th and make this event a success! Volunteers will act as “Intersection Superheroes” to facilitate communication with neighbors and residents along the route, help direct participant and advisor traffic, and cheer on the procession!
We are looking for 20 volunteers to represent the BUF and you could be one of them! Shifts are under 3.5 hours and all volunteers receive full training, support, a free Sunday Parkways t-shirt, water, and snacks during the event. Sunday Parkways also presents a mini-fundraising opportunity for community organizations, including the Black United Fund; for every intersection that we cover (minimum of 5) with an "Intersection Superhero," a financial contribution will be made to our organization! For more information about volunteering with the Black United Fund and Sunday Parkways for this event, please contact Adrienne Livingston at 503.282.7973 or through email at .
With a special route cleared of traffic, all are welcome, from walkers to bicyclists, skaters to seniors, children and adults. City parks will be set up with music, games, food, classes, and other fun activities for the young and the old. Join the throng! NE Portland is kicking off the season with Sunday Parkways on May 13th! This 8-mile route stretches from Woodlawn Park to Alberta Park and onto Fernhill Park, coming up Cully and going down Going St. to head back toward Woodlawn. For more on Portland Sunday Parkways, NE Portland's Sunday parkway, or maps of the routes, click here.
Volunteers make our work possible. Join our team of amazing volunteers, who play such a critical role in spreading our mission.
Learn about our volunteers opportunities here! 2011 Volunteer Descriptions
Black United Fund Volunteer Application 2011 our Volunteer Application! (Word /.doc format)
Grant Evaluation Committee — The committee reviews grant applications and makes recommendations about which organizations they feel we should support. If you are interested in giving back in this way give us a call or complete the volunteer application and email the application and your resume to Adrienne Livingston at or 503-282-7973.
Banquet and Silent Auction Volunteers — Our signature banquet is an incredibly important fundraising and outreach opportunity for us. From registration to handing out materials to attendees and everything in between, there is an important job for everyone. Next year's benefit is on April 19, 2012 at the Governor Hotel. Please contact Christina Jenkins at or 503-282-7973. To apply, complete the volunteer application.
Scholarship Writing Workshop Volunteers — We are looking for volunteers, who are good writers, work well with a diverse group of youth and ideally have a background in education to help during our Scholarship Writing Workshops. You will work one-to-one with students, serving as a tutor and mentor as they develop their scholarship essays and personal statements. Contact Adrienne Livingston at or 503-282-7973 to find out more. To apply, complete the volunteer application.
Hero Ambassadors — Becoming a Workplace Giving Hero is one of the easiest ways to get involved and ensure that critical funding for the Black United Fund continues through your workplace giving campaign. Workplace Ambassadors invite fellow supporters to renew their annual gift, cultivate prospective contributors, and encourage them to support the Black United Fund. Contact Christina Jenkins at or 503-282-7973 to find out more.
Office Volunteers — We need volunteers who want to help keep our office running smoothly. You will do office projects and provide clerical support, supporting our infrastructure and allowing our staff to focus on directly serving the community. Contact or 503-282-7973 to find out more.