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Philadelphia Outward Bound School is raising funds by partnering with Over the Edge to give people the chance to rappel down Two Commerce Square on 10/19 & 10/20!

Participants raise $1,750 per person for this exclusive opportunity to rappel. Hosting an Over The Edge event requires a lot of volunteer help. We will need your help! Choose from on of the two volunteer opportunities listed below. 
 

ROPES VOLUNTEERS: Assist Over The Edge Ropes Technicians with the rappel. 

Requirements: Previous experience with rope safety systems: ropes course facilitation, rock climbing instruction, high angle rescue, industrial rope access, etc.

Time Commitment (both days required):
  • October 19th – Base Camp Dinner and Night Rappel 
    • 2pm - 5pm (required ropes training)
    • 5:30PM - 9:30PM (Base Camp Dinner and Night Rappel begin at 6:30PM)
  • October 20th – Building Adventure
    • 7:30am - 6pm (rappellers arrive at 8:30am)
 

LOGISTICS VOLUNTEERS:
  • Registration Area – You are the gate keepers to the entire event and set the pace!
  • Staging Area – This is where participants receive their rappel equipment and prepare to rappel.
  • Runners – Escort participants from registration area to staging area and from staging area to roof.
  • Landing Zone – Meet rappellers at ground exclusion zone to escort back to Staging to remove rappel gear.
  • Roof Top – Communicate who is rappelling and who is on deck. Organize participants away from the edge and ensure there is an order to who is next in line.

Time Commitment (Logistics Volunteers not required to volunteer both days):
  • 30-45 min training call / virtual on-boarding, (details via email)
  • October 19th: Base Camp Dinner and Night Rappel – Volunteers needed from 5:30pm-9:30pm!
  • October 20th: Building Adventure – Volunteers needed from 7:30am-6pm!

October 19th: Logistics volunteers for the Base Camp Dinner and Night Rappel will work one 4-hour shift.
  • 5:30PM - 9:30PM

October 20th: Logistics volunteer hours will be broken down into 3 shifts. Pick one shift or volunteer all day.
  • 7:30am-11:30am 
  • 11:30am-2:30pm
  • 2:30pm-6:00pm