The Make-a-Wish Foundation is looking for ropes volunteers to help out with the Over the Edge fundraiser it holds in Austin. Participants of the event raise money for the Foundation and as a reward get to rappel 32 stories down One American Center. Rock climbers make great volunteers because we are already familiar with the concept of rope safety. However, no experience is needed - they provided training on the Friday for everyone. AND the best part is that you get to rappel (32 stories!!!!) during training so that when you volunteer on the Saturday and/or Sunday that you know what people are going through mentally and can encourage them to go for it!
I volunteered last year and had a great time! It was a great feeling to help people build up the courage to go over the edge. I'm hoping to go again this year, but it depends on work at this point. I wanted to share the info though in case any of you would like to go. Here is the info on how to sign up as a volunteer with Over the Edge and more info on Make-a-Wish.
To register as a volunteer:
www.overtheedgeusa.com/signup (select the Austin event)
MAKE SURE YOU REGISTER ON THE OVER-THE-EDGE WEBSITE TO BE A ROPES VOLUNTEER ASAP TO ENSURE YOU CAN DO THIS! THEY HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS NEEDED NOW. :)