AAC Philly Chapter volunteers are a group of Philly-loving climbers and outdoor enthusiasts dedicated to being an active part of our growing community. Volunteering with our chapter is a great way to make new friends, share your love of climbing, and support ongoing AAC programming.

You are welcome to partake in all of our programs and events without being an AAC member or a volunteer. The volunteer crew is for community members who are already familiar with what we do and want to help us continue our work. You are encouraged, but not required, to be an AAC member before joining our volunteer team. We ask that anyone joining the volunteer crew attend at least one AACPHL event before signing up. If you’d like to be notified of upcoming events by the AACPHL, please join our email list, and follow us on social media. If you have questions, we have answers! Send us an email at phillychapter@americanalpineclub.org!

Our local chapter is run completely by volunteers. We currently have over 50 volunteers working together to build a wide variety of events and programs. In order to keep ourselves organized, we offer a variety of levels of involvement, which build on each other in terms of commitment duration and amount of time required each month to fulfill your duties.

You are welcome to move up or down within our organization based on your available time and general level of stoke for volunteering with us! To sign up, please fill out the form linked below. We’ll contact you via email, and set up a time to chat with you on the phone about your interests, and how you would like to be involved with our chapter of the AAC!


A great way to get your feet wet with our chapter of the club. You will be added to our volunteer listserv, which receives emails roughly once a month, and are welcome but not required to help us day-of at our events and programs.


Work with our project coordinators on specific tasks associated with planning and executing our various projects, programs, and initiatives. Assistants are welcome to join quarterly planning sessions, as well as the annual volunteer retreat and volunteer potluck.


Are the main workforce of our chapter. Depending on which team you end up on, you could be designing events, organizing programs, collaborating with our project leaders, coordinating with sponsors and partners, managing finances, and/or delegating tasks to assistants.


Oversee the functional development of our chapter by holding year-long chapter chair positions. Chapter leaders are promoted from the coordinator level to their position.


Provide input to the chapter’s various project teams as well as advise the chapter’s leadership on long-term planning and strategic partnerships.