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CHECK IN SUPPORT

As participants arrive on site, you will greet them, verify their participation, and help them complete any paperwork needed, collect their personal items, and provide them with a T-shirt. You will then introduce them to their escort for the day. Check-In volunteers are often the primary point of contact for spectators as well, providing information about the event and CHARISM.

GREETERS

You will be welcoming participants and spectators to the event and encouraging them to cheer on our rappellers. You will likely be a point of contact providing information about the event and CHARISM to spectators.

GUIDES

You will be escorting groups of participants and gear to and from a variety of points of the rappelling experience

ROOF CAPTAINS

Your main role will be to communicate the names of the rappellers on the roof down to the DJ at ground level by texting on your cell phone, and relaying any other messages from the roof to the CHARISM team. We also recommend bringing a pair of sunglasses and sunscreen, depending upon the weather.

ROPES VOLUNTEERS

Assisting with harnesses and other gear, loading participants onto ropes, maintaining effective communication, providing ground belay, and unclipping participants from the ropes at the end of their rappel. All equipment is provided by our partner, Over The Edge, and some heavy lifting may be required. Previous experience with rope safety systems including but not limited to: rock climbing instruction, high angle rescue, ropes course facilitation, industrial rope access, rappel training in military or law enforcement, etc. Volunteers should be able to work on their feet in a physically demanding way, inside or outside, throughout the duration of the event. All volunteers should be able to work as a team, take directions well, and have the ability to complete the described duties.

Preferred Experience (6-8): Previous experience with rope safety systems including but not limited to: rock climbing instruction, high angle rescue, ropes course facilitation, industrial rope access, rappel training in military or law enforcement, etc. This familiarity with the risks of working at height are a bonus but are not required as long as the participant meets other criteria.

 

Other Experience (6-8): Volunteers able to be working on their feet in a physically demanding way inside or outside throughout the duration of the event. All volunteers should be able to work as a team, take directions well, and have the ability to complete the following duties.

 

Duties include: Assisting with harnesses and other gear, loading participants onto ropes, maintaining effective communication, providing ground belay, and unclipping participants from the ropes at the end of their rappel. All equipment is provided by OTE and some heavy lifting may be required.

Time commitment:

  • Rope volunteers are asked to attend: A 30 minute on-line presentation on a Monday evening of their choice before the event

  • Approximately three hours of on-site training performed by OTE Technical Staff  August 7, 2018

  • Event Day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Once registered CHARISM staff will email you with details on how to access the Ropes Volunteer webinar.

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