Volunteer

Job Descriptions

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We'd like to thank our hard working and dedicated volunteers who make the San Diego 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb possible. Without you, #SD911MSC would not be the powerful and memorable event that it is, and we are grateful to you.

Download the 2017 Volunteer Thank You letter here.


VOLUNTEER JOB: Registration & Check In

Description:

This volunteer assignment is fast paced and hectic! All climbers, volunteers, and media report to Check-in to receive participant materials and directions. As a Registration & Check-in volunteer, you will:

  1. Identify and distribute participant materials: Lanyard, climber badge, t-shirt, and tickets
  2. Ensure completion of Participant Release of Liability/Waiver and other registration forms
  3. Provide information about climb/festival layout and program
  4. Triage members of the Press, VIPs, Dignitaries, and Vendors to appropriate personnel

Volunteers need to be able to handle pressure, answer climber questions and follow directions. This is an adult position, mostly sitting and ideally suited for a volunteer who has been a participant or volunteered at check-in previously. Orientation and training will be provided on the day of the event.

Shift Time:

6:30AM – 12:00PM (Min 12 Volunteers Max 20 Volunteers)

Inclusive:

Climb Support Staff will receive:

  • SD911MSC T-Shirt
  • Lunch
  • A great time with great people

Ideal Age Range / Groups / Abilities:

High School Youth & College Adults are good volunteers for this assignment.

Training & Orientation:

This position requires review of the event registration process as well as briefing from event staff. Overview and briefing will take approximately 1 hour, and will be provided by the event staff prior to the opening of registration.


VOLUNTEER JOB: Bag Check

Description:

This volunteer assignment is fast paced and hectic! Climbers and volunteers may wish to have personal items secured in the bag check area. Volunteers must work quickly and courteously to bag and secure personal items.

Shift Time:

6:30AM – 12:00PM (Min 6 Volunteers Max 10 Volunteers) 11:30AM-3:00PM (Min 6 Volunteers Max 10 Volunteers)

Inclusive:

Climb Support Staff will receive:

  • SD911MSC T-Shirt
  • Lunch
  • A great time with great people

Ideal Age Range / Groups / Abilities:

Jr. High School Youth, High School Youth & Collage Adults are good volunteers for this assignment.

Training & Orientation:

Must complete 20 minute on-line training & orientation video.


VOLUNTEER JOB: Course Marshal

Description:

Course Marshals are the eyes and ears of the SD911MSC. Working under the supervision of a Course Manager who is an Active Duty Firefighter, Course Marshals assist the climb by supervising the course and providing support when necessary. Course Marshals supervise Course Motivators and Rehab Station volunteers, and ensure a smooth and efficient climb experience for participants.

Reports To:

Course Marshals report to Course Managers and Climb Command Staff.

Duties:

  1. Supervising Course Motivators and Rehab Station Volunteers
  2. Placing course markers prior to the start of the climb
  3. Removing course markers at the completion of the climb
  4. Providing traffic control along the route to ensure proper flow of climbers
  5. Coordinating with Climb Support to ensure delivery of water and other consumables to rest and rehab stations
  6. Picking up tired climbers and/or handling minor emergencies until Medical Team personnel are in place

Shift Time:

6:30AM – 3:00PM (Min 50 Volunteers Max 75 Volunteers)

Inclusive:

Climb Support Staff will receive:

  • SD911MSC T-Shirt
  • Lunch
  • A great time with great people

Ideal Age Range / Groups / Abilities:

Retired Firefighters / Police Officers / EMS / Military, or Collage Adults interested in a career in public safety, or members of local community groups CERT / Rotary Clubs are good volunteers for this assignment.

Training & Orientation:

Course Marshals must be familiar with the IC System, Fire Communications, First Aid experience, and be able to lift 50+ lbs. 

This position requires a review of the Event Action Plan as well as briefing from event staff. IAP review and briefing will take approximately 30 minutes, and will be provided by the event staff the morning of the climb.


VOLUNTEER JOB: Climb Support

Description:

Climb Support is the muscle of the SD911MSC. If it needs to be moved, lifted, directed or assisted we rely on you. Examples of some of the duties Climb Support may be asked to do are:

  • Assist Course Managers by directing climbers on course
  • Assist Climb Hosts by directing Honor Teams and Elected Officials
  • Assist Climb Festival Team by distributing bulk loads of water and ice
  • Assist Climb Festival Team by moving and changing beer kegs
  • Assist Climb Festival Team by pouring and serving beer to guests
  • Assist Climb Festival Team by removing trash
  • Other duties as needed

Shift Time:

6:30AM – 12:00PM (Min 6 Volunteers Max 10 Volunteers) 11:30AM-3:00PM (Min 6 Volunteers Max 10 Volunteers)

Inclusive:

Climb Support Staff will receive:

  • SD911MSC T-Shirt
  • Lunch
  • A great time with great people

Ideal Age Range / Groups / Abilities:

Active Duty Firefighters Only.

Training & Orientation:

All we ask is that you watch our training video. It’s short and it covers all the usual legal nonsense. Other than that all you need to do is show up and be ready to have a great time.


VOLUNTEER JOB: Rehab Station

Description:

Rehabilitation Station volunteers are primarily charged with providing water to the climbers. You must be comfortable working in small spaces! Rehab Station is fast paced and requires standing for prolonged periods, bending and lifting 20+ lbs.

Reports To:

Course Marshals.

Shift Time:

6:30AM – 12:00PM (Min 14 Volunteers Max 24 Volunteers)

Inclusive:

Climb Support Staff will receive:

  1. SD911MSC T-Shirt
  2. Lunch
  3. A great time with great people

Ideal Age Range / Groups / Abilities:

Jr. High School Youth, High School Youth, Collage Adults, and Mature Adults in good health are good volunteers for this assignment. High enthusiasm is required.

Training & Orientation:

This position requires viewing the online training and orientation video and a brief orientation on the day of the climb.


VOLUNTEER JOB: Course Motivator

Description:

Course Motivators are the life of the climb. You’ll be cheering the climbers as they begin their journey, and all along the climb route until they cross the finish line. The climbers are going to be tired, so they need you to help them keep up the pace! You may distribute water, towels, or other items to climbers as they progress.

Reports To:

Course Motivators report to Course Marshals and Climb Command Staff.

Shift Time:

7:30AM – 3:00PM

Ideal Age Range / Groups / Abilities:

Elementary School Youth, Jr. High School Youth, High School Youth, Collage Adults, and Mature Adults in good health are good volunteers for this assignment. High enthusiasm is required.