Portland Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade

 

Saturday, June 10th, 2017 10:00 a.m.

Decoration Week June 3rd - 9th

 

Welcome to the 2017 Portland Rose Festival Volunteer Float Decorators registration site. Sign up here to help decorate the floats in the 2017 Grand Floral Parade.

 

WHAT DO VOLUNTEERS DO?

Volunteer decorators work during the final week before the parade. All construction is done by this time, and decorators apply the organic materials that cover every visible surface of the float.

 

ROSE FESTIVAL FLOAT-PERSON WORKING ON FLOAT IN FLOAT BARN, PORTLAND ROSE FESTIVAL PARADE FLOATABOUT REGISTERING ONLINE

Registration is easy and can be done right here.

 

Just read the information below including the rules and regulations at the bottom of this page.

 

Clicking on the "Sign Me Up" button acknowledges that you….

• have read  the rules and regulations

• know what type of clothing to wear

• how to find the sign up tent

• all about your volunteer hours supporting a designated local charity,

   so please be sure to read all the information on this page BEFORE    signing up.

 

When you have read the text below just click on the "Sign Me Up" button and fill out the brief form that follows. Select the dates and times that fit your schedule and submit the volunteer registration form when it's complete. You will receive an email acknowledgment which will include the dates and times you have selected.

 

Please look for this acknowledgment and keep it as a reminder of your scheduled commitment. You will also receive updates from the SCI 3.2 volunteer coordinator.

 

Thank you for helping us make the 2017 Grand Floral Parade a wonderful experience for our whole community.

 

 

YOUR VOLUNTEER HOURS CAN HELP A NON-PROFIT

Although volunteer decorators are never paid directly, your time can help make a contribution to an important local non-profit. For each hour you work, SCi 3.2 will donate 50 cents to Hands On Greater Portland.

 

Help us keep track of your hours, please sign in and out at our check-in table at the decorating site.

 

Click on this link to learn more about Hands On Portland.  www.handsonportland.org

 

What to expect

THE DECORATING FACILITY

As a volunteer decorator, you will be working in one of two large warehouses. These buildings have big open doors, and are not heated.

 

PORTLAND ROSE FESTIVAL PARADE FLOAT BEING BUILTWHEN YOU ARRIVE

When you arrive at SCi 3.2, you will find a “decorator check-in” tent in the street. The people at the tent will be able to direct you to the float you are assigned to work on.

 

CLOTHING

It is often cooler inside the buildings than outside, so please come prepared with warm clothes. As a volunteer decorator, you will work with adhesives, wet floral materials, and occasionally paint. You may also be climbing around on dirty scaffolding and ladders. Please wear clothes which can get dirty and possibly damaged.

 

FOOD

There is no food available for purchase in the float warehouse.

 

RULES AND REGULATIONS

  • Only people 14 and older are allowed to work on the float. Children 13 and under are not allowed to help and may only be in the decorating area temporarily as part of an organized tour group. Our insurance company requires this and does not allow us to make exceptions.
  • SCi 3.2 has the right to bar and/or remove from the float facility anyone not conforming to the following rules and regulations.
  • No firearms or other weapons are allowed in the float decorating facility.
  • SMOKING is NOT ALLOWED in the float decorating facility. Smoking is allowed in designated smoking areas only. No matches, lighters or other open flames are allowed.
  • Use and/or possession of alcoholic beverages or illegal substances is not allowed.
  • SCi 3.2 does not accept responsibility for parking, security for decorator’s vehicles or personal property. This is the decorator’s responsibility.
  • Every decorator must check in at the Volunteer Decorators Table each time they arrive for work. Individual decorators must also check out, if they wish to donate their volunteer hours to this year’s charity. If you forget to check out, we will not be able to calculate the hours you have worked, and therefore we will not be able to make a contribution to the charity.
  • A signed agreement must be on file with SCi 3.2 in order for registered groups to receive credit for hours worked.
  • Radios, CDs, Cassettes, and MP3 players are not permitted.
  • Decorators are expected to stay in the immediate vicinity of their own float. Respect other people’s materials and work area. Obey all posted “SCi 3.2 Staff Only” signs.
  • Decorators must receive proper instruction before using any ladder or scaffolding. Do not climb on scaffolding unless you have a specific job to do. When your job is complete please come down off the scaffolding.
  • Decorators are not allowed to move scaffolding – only SCi 3.2 employees may do this. If you feel scaffolding needs to be moved, contact a supervisor.
  • No food or drink is allowed on the scaffolding or on the floats.

Float Decorating Facility    3407 SE 108th Ave.

                                                   Portland, OR 97266

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