Over The Edge would not be possible without the support of fantastic volunteers!
We are looking to fill several spots on May 10 and May 11, 2017. We are looking for:-
EVENT Volunteers: Assistance with registration, staging room, escorting Edgers to the roof, and more. See additional information below.
Time commitment- flexible 2-3 hour shifts on May 10th (afternoon) and/or May 11th (anytime between 7am and 8pm).
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 OTE and some heavy lifting may be required.
Time Commitment: Ropes Volunteers are asked to attend:
A 30-minute on-line presentation on a Monday evening before the event- exact dates and times TBD
May 10th (VIP/Media Day)- Approximately three hours of on-site training performed by OTE Technical Staff on Media/VIP Day from 4pm-7pm
May 11th (Event Day) – Full day or half day commitment (morning/afternoon shifts).
SHIFT TIMES ARE BELOW in the sign up form.
ALL VOLUNTEERS will be invited to “After The Edge” party! Details TBD.
Volunteers will receive: an Over The Edge T-shirt, a Stanford Youth Solutions mesh baseball hat.
You are the gate keepers to the entire event and set the pace!
Use the master schedule to determine what participants will be arriving for what registration time.
As participants arrive, ensure they are at the correct registration time and have them complete a waiver (distribute wrist bands if this is the method for waiver identification)
Check off participants as they register
Ensure that all participants have name tags on their sleeve so they are not hidden by the harnesses and call them by name
Communicate with staging when a minimum of 2 participants have checked in
Assign escort to group and record time on registration master copy
For the first 1.5-2 hours, send participants to staging as they arrive
After about 2 Hours, have participants come together in groups of 2-6
Call Staging to see if they are ready for next group
People will come late (and early), but do your best to keep them in their designated groups. The goal is to move participants through the process efficiently and quickly
If participants come too early, i.e. more than 45 minutes, ask them to return about 20 minutes prior to designated registration time
Perform two time checks every hour by recording the arrival time of two participants per hour on master registration sheet
Staging Area Volunteers
Valuables and drop items collection (keys, wallets, watches, cell phones, etc.)
Ask each participant to check their pockets and provide a safe place for these valuables to be stored until after the event
Assigned to lead participants’ group at the registration area
Guide participants to next stage of event
One person can stay with group until they reach the roof or be assigned to different sections, i.e. registration to staging, staging to training, training to roof
Meet rappellers at ground exclusion zone to escort back to Staging to remove gear
It is important to make sure that participants do not spend too much time celebrating and socializing with family before they return to staging. Often the Staging Manager is waiting for gear to be returned for the next group to depart
Roof Top Security
High level volunteer to be stationed at the last access point to the roof to ensure that only waiver volunteers and participants can access the roof.
It is very important for this person be assertive and confident in stopping anyone trying to gain access to the roof that should not be there.
Roof Top Radio Announcer
Volunteer stationed on the roof to radio down to announcer who is rappelling, when they go over and what rope they are on
Organize participants away from the edge and ensure there is an order to who is next in line
Communicate with the Announcer/MC who is going over and who is on deck
Ensuring Edgers are well taken-care of throughout the event.
Preferred Experience: 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: 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.
MORE INFORMATION about Ropes Volunteers can be found here:-