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 city of Pittsburgh.
ASCEND Club Captains have the responsibility of hosting regularly scheduled meet ups at the gym, recruiting new members, and creating a welcoming and safe space for those who join. Our current clubs are MC1R, Queer Scouts, Women on Walls, Run Club, and Cycling Club. We hope to introduce a Youth Climbing Club and Book Club in the near future. Typically clubs meet weekly in the evenings, however as Club Captain you will work with the Event and Community Director to set the club schedule. Ideally there will be two Captains per club to help spread out the responsibility of being at each meet up and spreading the word about the club. Learn more about our clubs here: ascendclimbing.com/clubs
CAB members and Club Captains should be dedicated to their roles for a consecutive 12 months.
As a "thank you" for supporting the ASCEND Community, both CAB members and Club Captains will receive a free membership and $50 in ASCEND Merchandise.