MAC is back! While COVID is not completely gone, and potentially will be with us for the foreseeable future, conditions have improved to the point where Mid Atlantic Climbers is ramping up to resume our activities to pre-COVID levels. And we (and our local crags) need your help! Due to the transitory nature of our area, MAC is looking to fill positions both in our board of officers and for other leadership roles. Getting involved in MAC is a great way to give back to the climbing community and further our mission of stewardship and access in the area.
MAC is entirely volunteer run and its success depends on folks like you getting involved. There are lots of ways to help out:
- Stewardship: Help organize and/or run Adopt a Crag stewardship events through working with land managers, partner organizations and businesses, and others in MAC leadership. Any level of experience is welcome.
- Outreach: We are stronger together! There is a large population of climbers in the areas we steward, as well as numerous outdoor recreation organizations and businesses in the region. Help MAC recruit volunteers and maintain strong relationships with partners.
- Communications: Help MAC keep the broader climbing community informed of upcoming events, access issues, or other important news through managing and/or developing content for our website, social media, and print media.
- Access: Climbing closures and other barriers to climbing access are becoming more prevalent in the mid-Atlantic region. MAC works with land managers and other climbing and recreation organizations to resolve concerns to ensure we and future generations of climbers can enjoy local crags.
The current MAC board members are always open to talking with you about how you could potentially get involved. While we do have roles defined, we are always open to finding ways for new people to get involved even if they don’t perfectly fit the ways things have been structured in the past. We are also open to discussing new areas of focus.
As a MAC leader, you would:
- Commit to MAC’s goals of preserving climbing access while promoting responsible climbing, environmental stewardship, and advancing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the outdoors.
- Attend relevant meetings. Board members meet on a monthly basis, while others in leadership positions join the monthly board meetings or other meetings when relevant topics are on the agenda.
- Participate in Adopt a Crag and other community events.
- Correspond with others in MAC leadership through a list serve and other timely communications.
- Represent MAC in a positive way whenever possible. Understand the impact of your statements and actions, both in and out of MAC events.
Everything MAC does is done by volunteers such as you! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in getting more involved.