Climbing Wall Volunteers

YMCA Calgary
Volunteer Opportunity

Climbing Wall Floor Volunteer
Climbing Wall Route Volunteer

Shawnessy YMCA; South Health Campus YMCA
Shane Homes YMCA; Saddletowne YMCA

Start Date: Immediately
Date of Posting to Close: Ongoing until further notice

Why should you join our team?
At YMCA Calgary, we are passionate about our work and know that we are creating a positive impact in the community. As a Climbing Wall Volunteer, you will help children, families and other members of your community safely reach new heights!

What qualifications we are looking for:
At YMCA Calgary we strive to ensure our volunteers are a fit based on their strengths, interests, and future goals.
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What does this role look like at YMCA Calgary?
¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬Climbing Wall Floor Volunteer

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Greet participants at beginning of class or open climb.
• Ensure access to climbing wall is limited to approved participants.
• Ensure all participants have completed waiver forms; check for filed waiver forms; assist in the completion of waiver forms.
• Actively monitor and circulate Climbing Wall floor to ensure that participants are standing a safe distance from active routes.

Climbing Wall Route Volunteer

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Assist participants in sizing and fitting climbing harnesses; check harnesses prior to climbing.
• Check participant clothing / attire for appropriateness, including jewelry, closed toed shoes.
• Check auto-belay clip-to-harness prior to participant use.
• Instruct participants in auto-belay descents; perform a descent check at marked line on first use by all climbers.
• Supervise bouldering activities, ensuring that participants are not climbing above or below one another, or climbing above marked line.

What qualities do we look for in YMCA Calgary volunteers?

Our staff and volunteers model and are committed to the following competencies;
Developing Self and Others: Developing people with a view toward present and future capacity.
Building Purposeful Relationships: Relating to people authentically with their best in mind.
Creating a Culture of Community: Gathering people to purpose and vision.
Making Intentional Impact: Intending to make a difference every day.
Thinking and Acting Strategically: Applying thoughts, words, and actions in service to the vision.
Applying Business Acumen: Demonstrating excellence in technical skills and stewarding the YMCA Business Model.
Innovating: Ability to know your environment, initiate and respond effectively to changing conditions.

Volunteer Commitment and Privileges
• Upon completion of a period determined by YMCA Calgary, volunteers are eligible for a citywide YMCA general membership. To continue, volunteers must volunteer a minimum of 1.5 hours per week.

If interested in this volunteer opportunity, please send a resume and completed volunteer application to:
YMCA Calgary Association Services 101 3 St. S.W. Calgary, AB T2P 4G6 Email: volunteer@ymcacalgary.org