We are seeking enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to contribute to our community engagement groups. Please fill out this form if you are interested in either (or both!) volunteer opportunities.
The ASCEND Community Advisory Board (CAB) is a community-led group that works alongside ASCEND's management to create an equitable, just, and safe environment for all. The CAB presents tangible and specific internal recommendations and external actions to better engage with the local community, create new opportunities in climbing and recreation, and raise awareness around issues of social and racial injustice. The CAB holds ASCEND accountable to its goals and operations and aims to be a net positive force not only in the climbing community, but in the cities of Pittsburgh and Youngstown.
ASCEND Club Captains have the responsibility of hosting regularly scheduled meetups at the gym, recruiting new members, and creating a welcoming and safe space for those who join. Our current clubs are MC1R (Many Colors | 1 Route), Queer Scouts, Women on Walls, Run Club, Book Club, Cycling Club, Sustainability Club, and Chess + Game Club. Typically clubs meet weekly in the evenings, however, Club Captains ultimately set the club schedule. Learn more about our clubs here: ascendclimbing.com/clubs
CAB members and Club Captains should be dedicated to their roles for a minimum of 12 consecutive months.
As a thank you for supporting the ASCEND Community, both CAB members and Club Captains will receive a free membership throughout their tenure.