Parkinson's Resources of Oregon

Sole Support - Portland Volunteers


This year the Portland Sole Support walk will be live and in person.  Our routes will include a walk over Tilikum Crossing and the South Waterfront Greenway Trail!  

Expect a bigger and better community area with entertainment, vendors, and activities.

The success of our annual Sole Support fundraising and awareness walk rests on our supporters and volunteers!  

We hope you will join us by volunteering the day of the walk.

September 25, 2021

Zidell Yards at 3030 S. Moody Ave., Portland, OR 

Check-in Starts: 12:00pm

Walk Starts: 1:30pm (5k followed by 1k)

Community area closes: 4:00pm

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. We encourage you to sign up for more than one role as long as timeframes do not overlap.

Thank you for lending your time and talents to our largest fundraising and community event of the year!

Date: 09/25/2021 (Sat.)

Created by:   Ginger Despins
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Location Time (PDT) Available Slot
Zidell Yards Portland  9:00am - 11:00am  

Registration Area Set Up (4)

Set up tables, table cloths, t-shirts, incentive prizes, donation and registration stations, and additional materials as needed

All slots filled
Holly Chaimov
Jocelyn Meussdorffer
Corinna Gandara
Michael Hulsman

General Set Up (10)

Unload truck and help set up signage, tables & chairs, fun zone area, team photo backdrop, and vendor exhibitor tables.

All slots filled
Kelly Sweeney
Jose Bracho
Martin Helleson
David Marston
Kris Myers (6)
BSA Troop (3 adults/3minors)
9:00am - 4:00pm  

Floater (3)

Help as needed throughout the event. Fill in for no show volunteers.

All slots filled
Heather Balducci
Peggy Rost
Jess Long
10:00am - 12:30pm  

Route Markers and Signage Set Up (4)

Using sidewalk spray, staked signage, and street decals, mark walk routes and inspirational signage to add to walker experience

All slots filled
Scott Gerber (2)
Wife and I are both available for this.
Heather Balducci
Show the trail, give me the paint and I'm ready to go!
11:30am - 1:30pm  

Greeters (2)

Greet attendees in line and assist with information, direct to check-in area, hand out registration materials as needed.

All slots filled
Ted Weitman (2)
Ted and Tami will be greeters

Team Concierge (2)

Help direct teams where to set up team canopies and gathering areas

All slots filled
Camilla Sundholm
Todd Bauman

Traffic and Parking Monitors (6)

Help direct traffic and facilitate parking to maximize onsite parking

5 of 6 slots filled
David de Fiebre
Michelle Garratt (2)
With Dan!
Jane Miller
Kim Cornilles

Registration Table Customer Service (8)

Help check in walkers and hand out t-shirts and other materials as needed. Register walkers on-site. Accept donations, hand out route maps, passports, and incentives.

All slots filled
Kathryn Ernst
Martin Helleson
Gregg Giboney
Jocelyn Meussdorffer
Jane Manchee
Brendan Lee
Kristin Whitney
Ryan Harris

Fun Zone Managers (2)

Oversee the craft and activities area for children and crafters of all ages.

12:00pm - 2:30pm  

Soley Mascot and Handler (2)

Wear the Soley mascot costume. Assist mascot around as visibility is limited in costume.

All slots filled
Mary Dakin (2)
Girl Scout Troop 45004 Lake Oswego HS Students

Snack Station (2)

Hand out snacks and water to participants. Stock and replenish snacks as needed.

All slots filled
Marilyn Veomett (2)
George and I will do water / snacks together

Team Photographer (2)

Photograph teams of all sizes in front of our Sole Support backdrop.


Candid photographer

Take candid photos of all Sole Support participants. Must have own camera.

1:00pm - 3:00pm  

Route Monitors and Cheerleaders (14)

Cheer on and help encourage walkers along various parts of the 1k and 5k walk routes. Make sure walkers stay out of the street and help with crossing guard duties along the Tilikum Bridge and Moody Avenue.

12 of 14 slots filled
Brendan Lee
Heather Balducci
Mary Dakin (10)
Girl Scout Troop 45004 (Lake Oswego HS students))
Zidell Yards  1:30pm - 3:00pm  

Caboose (2)

Follow behind the 5k route with the last of our walkers to ensure that every participant makes it back safely. Help pick up signage along the route and bring back to main area to be loaded in the truck.

All slots filled
Malin Niggley (2)
John and I will do the caboose

Support Transport (2)

Tilikum car transport, rest stop attendant with wheelchair support for walkers unable to make it across the Tilikum Bridge

Zidell Yards Portland  2:00pm - 3:00pm  

Finish Line Cheerleaders (4)

Cheer on walkers as they cross the finish line.

All slots filled
Connie Maguire
Kevin Mansfield (2)
With Allegra and maybe a friend.
Sharon Methvin Methvin
3:45pm - 6:00pm  

Clean Up and Tear Down (10)

Remove all signage, stack rental items, break down pop up team canopies, packing up registration area, and loading into the U-haul truck.

5 of 10 slots filled
Holly Chaimov
Connie Helleson
Martin Helleson
William McGettigan
William (16 years)
Laurie Ayers Pino
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