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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 5/16 & 5/17!

Participants raise $1,750 per person for this exclusive opportunity to rappel. Hosting an Over The Edge event requires a lot of volunteer help. Support this great cause and choose from one 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):
  • May 16th Required Ropes Training : 2pm - 5pm
  • ​May 17th – Building Adventure : 7:30am - 6pm (rappellers arrive at 8:30am)

  • 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)
  • May 17th: Building Adventure – Volunteers needed from 7:30am-6pm!

May 17th: 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