Outward Bound CA's 6th Annual City Skyline Challenge

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Outward Bound California

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Join us as a volunteer! Outward Bound California is looking for energetic volunteers to help with event logistics for City Skyline Challenge on Friday, November 1.

Outward Bound California's City Skyline Challenge is a community-wide, peer-to-peer fundraising event that raises over $300k in scholarship funds for underrepresented students to experience Outward Bound California's transformational outdoor leadership and character development programs, which we run across California (Yosemite, Bay Area, Joshua Tree). This event is unique because it features individuals rappelling off the roof of the Hilton in downtown SF, and through rappelling an urban skyscraper (many for the first time!), they experience what Outward Bound students discover every day on course: that they are made of more than they ever thought possible.

Volunteer jobs include but are not limited to:

  • Signing people in at a registration table
  • Coat check
  • Rope and belay volunteers (some previous experience required)
  • Guiding / directing participants within the hotel
  • General runners

This event is extremely fun and very energetic, so we ask that volunteers wear comfortable shoes. The event is both indoors and outdoors, so be sure to wear sunscreen and bring layers! Specific shift times will be assigned closer to the event date.

Volunteer perks include snacks / food / drinks, goodie bags, training for specific tasks on the morning the event, and being a part of a special event with local celebrities, media outlets, and passionate people.

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About Outward Bound California


PO Box 29632, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94129, US

Mission Statement

To change lives through challenge and discovery.


Outward Bound was founded in 1941 during World War II to provide young sailors with the experiences and skills necessary to survive at sea. Named after the nautical term for a ship’s departure from the certainties of the harbor, Outward Bound was a joint effort between British shipping magnate Sir Lawrence Holt and progressive German educator Kurt Hahn. Hahn believed education must encompass both the intellect and character of a person. In creating the first Outward Bound School, he expanded the concept of experiential learning to include real and powerful experience to gain self-esteem, the discovery of innate abilities, and a sense of responsibility toward others. Outward Bound has since become the premier adventure-based education program in the world.

In 2008, Outward Bound launched its first West Coast urban-based "Center" in San Francisco ("Bay Area Center") following the successful establishment of other Centers in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, New York and Philadelphia in the 1980s and 1990s. Urban-based Centers reach more underserved urban youth populations through a menu of programs that promote personal transformation using the natural and historical settings of cities and their surrounding areas.


Fri Nov 01, 2019
07:00 AM - 07:00 PM  


Hilton Union Square333 O'Farrell St/San Francisco, CA 94102



  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Environmental Education


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 18
  • 4 hours minimum

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