21-22 Ambassador Program

Credit Photo Courtesy of:
Kris Ugarizza

Photo: Austin Schmitz Photography

Become a Community Ambassador!

Are you passionate about Access Fund’s work? Would you like to make a bigger impact? Do you love engaging your local climbing community? Does the idea of representing Access Fund on a higher level inspire you? If you answered “yes” to all of these questions, consider becoming an Access Fund Community Ambassador.

Community Ambassadors help Access Fund connect to local communities and play a significant role in raising awareness about our work, through fundraising, events, outreach, and social media. By serving in their own communities, Ambassadors meet and collaborate with other local climbers, brands, and entities, connecting old and new climbers in protecting and conserving the areas we hold dear.

Want to learn more? Check out the program outline and Community Ambassador job description below, and apply today!

Ready to join us?

We look forward to hearing from you. Applications are due Friday, May 28, 2021 at 5 p.m. MT.


  • You are an enthusiastic climber and conservationist who is familiar with Access Fund’s work. You are a positive role model in the gym and at the crag.
  • You are an enthusiastic, organized person who has experience coordinating events, public speaking, and sharing social media content. To-do lists, detailed project management, and perfectly orchestrated events are central to your skill set.
  • You are an individual with the ability to represent the organization in a professional manner, have solid communication skills, and are eager to learn and ask questions.
  • You can commit to a one-year Ambassador term from July 2021 through June 2022.


  • Represent Access Fund at local events through tabling, membership drives, and high fives.
  • Host your own fundraising page in conjunction with our efforts.
  • Connect with and serve affiliated local climbing organizations to provide an extra helping hand when needed.
  • Actively pursue outreach and fundraising opportunities.
  • Take part in Ambassador-specific initiatives and training with Access Fund staff.
  • Share Access Fund’s social media content.
  • Serve as a community resource and connection to Access Fund.


  • Access Fund Ambassador-specific branded gear.
  • Pro deals with our corporate partners.
  • Recognition on the Access Fund website.
  • FUN community service and a warm, fuzzy feeling for your good work.
  • Expanding your network and connections.
| Rebeca Rodriguez in action. Phoenix, Arizona |


  • Review the Community Ambassador position description.
  • Complete the Community Ambassador application and upload a letter of interest and resume by Friday, May 28 at 5 p.m. MT.
  • Selected applicants will be chosen by Friday, June 18, and will be contacted by Access Fund staff.
  • The final, 2021-2022 Community Ambassador team will be selected and announced by Friday, June 25.
  • Community Ambassadors will take part in a two-day virtual training with Access Fund staff.


  • Age: Ambassadors must be 18 years or older.
  • Training: Ambassadors are required to partake in a live, digital training prior to program start.
  • Reporting: Ambassadors are required to report their work activities monthly.
  • Inventory and Donation Organization: Ambassadors must keep inventory, donations, and other materials tracked in an organized, honest manner.
  • Communication: Ambassadors are required to communicate in a timely, transparent way.


Access Fund will navigate this situation utilizing the best available national and local guidance. We are committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our staff, board, volunteers, and supporters. Currently, Community Ambassadors are not allowed or asked to attend in-person meetings, indoor events, or outdoor events to formally represent Access Fund. These guidelines may change as we move forward in the program term and participants will be updated.


Want to learn more before applying?
Please contact Heather Distad, Events and Outreach Manager, at [email protected]

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