Volunteering with the Stair Climb for Los Angeles is just as much fun as being a participant! See below for descriptions of our 2017 volunteer opportunities.


Friday 9/22

Day-of Event Volunteer Opportunities:

(Volunteers will be assigned in area where needed most)

Start Line/Finish Line/Resting Floor: Help organize participants into proper start positions, direct participants to starting line, enforce rules, keep finish line area clear and safe, distribute medals, etc...

Water/Cheer Stations: Monitor water stations in stairwells, communicate any medical situations to Y staff and EMTs via radio, and cheer on climbers!

Timing/Results Assistants: Work with our timing company to add or change climber info, transport timing data from registration to start line, and display race results in the Block Party area.

Block Party Volunteers: Manage the t-shirt, water, and goodie bag booths.

Coat Check/Lost & Found: Assist with the coat check and lost and found inside of the YMCA.

Registration: Assist with Stair Climb participant check-in, registrations, and donations.

Set-Up: Set-up of tables, booths, signage, banners, water stations, and other equipment and supplies for the course, the Block Party, and the registration area.

Breakdown: Assist with Start Line and Block Party breakdown.

Thursday 9/21

Bib Pick-Up: Assist with advance bib pick-up at the Ketchum-Downtown YMCA, including climber check-in, bib distribution, and t-shirt and goodie bag distribution.

Friday 9/15 & Monday 9/18

Goodie Bag Stuffing: Assist with creating participant goodie bags. Youth friendly!


THANK YOU to this year’s wonderful Volunteer Event Committee for your hard work and commitment to our cause.

Ed Prokop - Sidley Austin (Co-Chair) 

Greg Tylka - Tylka Realty Services (Co-Chair)

Vivian Chow - US Bank

Brad Fine - UBS Financial Services

Evan Grobecker - CommonWealth Partners

Beth Kubasak - The Ratkovich Company 

Michael McCauley - Jones Day

Jennifer Nickerson - City National Bank

Sarah Pacini - Cooperative of American Physicians

Steve Smerek - Winston & Strawn

John Zanetos - CBRE

Sponsorship & Marketing Committee  Logistics & Block Party Committee
Greg Tylka - Tylka Realty Services (Chair) Ed Prokop - Sidley Austin (Chair) 
Scott Calfas - Gibson Dunn Brian Condon - Arnold & Porter
Brad Fine - UBS Financial Services  
Steve Smerek - Winston & Strawn  
Michael McCauley - Jones Day   
Andrew Radden - CBS Radio