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We Love Our Volunteers!

Thanks to the hundreds of volunteers who helped make the 2015 Rose Festival a success!

We are currently evaluating our volunteer needs and are developing volunteer job opportunities for the 2016 Rose Festival season.

Please fill out the volunteer application form below. Thank you for your help and commitment to the success of the Portland Rose Festival!

Volunteer Application Form

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of the parent or guardian volunteering with you.

I would like to
volunteer for:

Junior Parade - Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Review entries in the formation area for determining parade awards. Requirements: Adults over 18 years old only.

Provide directional information in parade formation area, assist in guiding parade participants through formation onto the parade route. Requirements: Adults over 18 years old only.

Grand Floral Parade - Saturday, June 11, 2016

Walk along parade route prior to and after the parade distributing and collecting the trash bags provided by SOLVE. Requirements: must be able to walk the entire 4.2-mile route, suitable for all ages. (Volunteers under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.)

Volunteers will support the Portland Police Bureau along the route to ensure the safety of spectators and parade participants alike. You will be assigned either a stationary location or a designated area, with a direct police contact and plenty of support from Rose Festival and PPB staff.

Portland Rose Festival Foundation Office - Year round

Provide support on a variety of administrative projects including mailings, sorting/stuffing projects, data entry, pin counts, etc. Schedule is flexible (on an as-needed basis) and training is provided. Requirements: Adults over age 18 preferred. (Volunteers under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.)

Note: in some cases, specific volunteer job assignments will be given on-site at the event.

By submitting this form, you will hold harmless and indemnify the Portland Rose Festival Foundation, its affiliated companies, officers, directors, sponsors and employees from and against any loss, damage liability, claims, cost and expense including legal fees which may be incurred by reason of my volunteer participation in the Portland Rose Festival, unless such claims are a result of gross negligence or willful misconduct on the part of the Portland Rose Festival Foundation.

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Contact us for more information.

Does your entire office, church group, sports team or service group want to volunteer? To receive information about volunteer opportunities suitable for groups, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at the Portland Rose Festival Foundation at 503.227.2681. Or email her: gro.l1492941803avits1492941803efeso1492941803r@ofn1492941803i1492941803.

Register HERE to decorate Grand Floral Parade floats!