Volunteers needed for the Gala - April 14

We're looking for 10-12 parking lot monitors during our upcoming Gala. In exchange, you will be invited to attend the VIP hour with Lynn Hill, as well as the silent auction.
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March 28, 2018
Volunteers needed for the Gala - April 14

On Saturday, April 14, 2018, The Mountaineers is hosting our annual Gala at the Fremont Studios in Seattle. We're seeking volunteers to help monitor our parking lots for the evening, and in exchange, you will be invited to attend the VIP hour with Lynn Hill, as well as the silent auction!

The Details

Our annual Gala is a night to celebrate The Mountaineers community and raise funds to advance our efforts to transform lives and protect our wild places for generations to come. This event raises critical funds to support our volunteer development, conservation, and education efforts.

To ensure guests have an excellent experience from the time they arrive until the time they return home, we are seeking volunteer parking lot monitors who can patrol our three parking areas in Fremont after dark. Volunteers will patrol in pairs, with vests and lights.

As a volunteer parking lot monitor, you will be invited to attend our VIP reception and silent auction - at no cost! - before your volunteer shift begins.

Plan to arrive at 4:30pm and stay until 11:30pm. Your shift will begin at 7:30, and our hope is to have enough volunteers to rotate rounds throughout the night.

The VIP reception and silent auction is from 5:30pm-7pm. We have excellent packages to bid on, and you'll have an opportunity meet Lynn Hill, Tom Hornbein, and Jim Whittaker at the reception. Snacks and beverages are complimentary.

Please email Amber Carrigan to volunteer!


Lynn Hill is a living legend and one of the best climbers of all time. She changed the definition of "possible" with her first free ascent of The Nose in Yosemite in a day - a feat that has only been repeated once in 19 years. Lynn shaped rock climbing in the early 90s and elevated the sport for other woman, becoming a public spokesperson to bring climbing into the mainstream and advocating for women’s participation in the sport.

Read our interview with Lynn Hill


The Mountaineers Lifetime Achievement award is an annual honor given to a member of The Mountaineers community for their lifetime of contributions to the outdoor community. This year we are proud to honor Tom Hornbein. Tom is revered for his epic achievements in 1963 as part of the American team that put Jim Whittaker on the summit of Mount Everest. During the expedition, Hornbein successfully traversed Everest via the West Ridge with Willi Unsoeld, spending a night exposed in the death zone at 27,900 feet.

Read our recent conversation with Tom Hornbein. 


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