Climbees – Volunteer and learn about inclusivity in climbing!

Burnley Bouldering Walls 22 Apr 2023 10am-12pm

Join Yarra Riverkeepers and WomenUprising supporting environmental volunteering!
Looking for gender inclusive spaces that support female and GNC folks in climbing?
Keen on supporting your local environment and giving some TLC to your Yarra/Birrarung River?
Then this is the perfect event for you!
Join Yarra Riverkeepers and WomenUprising in this dynamic workshop and volunteer session!
What’s involved?
1 hr climbing essentials workshop + 1 hr volunteer activity where we will clean up and weed the regeneration site next to the Burnley Bouldering Wall.
What’s included?
– You can bring regular shoes and give a try to the wall.
– Climbing introduction session by WomenUprising
– Volunteer session, including refreshments.
– Clean up and weeding materials.
What do I need to bring?
– Reusable water bottle.
– Activewear and clothing appropriate for weather conditions on the day.
– Sunscreen and hat.
– Friends, housemates, and buddies to share the experience with!
**This is an event focused on female and GNC folks, aiming to create a safe space to access the sport and connect with nature. However, you are welcomed if you are an ally and willing to learn more on how to create safe spaces for others in the community.
Support us by sharing it with your network if you can’t make it!
Since their founding in 2018, they have been committed to empowering women with the skills, knowledge and confidence to make their own decisions in the outdoors. From guided day trips, trad climbing workshops, retreats and climbing festivals – their work is led by what the community wants and needs.
The Facilitators:
Jo Lee (she/her) is the founder of Women Uprising and the Affinity Initiative. She’s a climbing guide, fluent in four languages, and an advocate for intersectional feminism in the climbing industry. She actively uses her platform to amplify and elevate the voices of First Nations people, and continues to work in solidarity alongside them in their fight for justice. On the sidelines, she’s a big (indoor) plant mumma and absolutely thrives being outdoors.
Lauren Marc (she/her) started climbing in 2017 and now works within the industry as a route setter in a bouldering gym. She believes that climbing is for everyone and is passionate about facilitating positive and empowering experiences for first-timers. She loves plants and animals, has a degree in conservation biology and is currently completing a Masters in Urban Horticulture.
This event is also published on the VCC Facebook Page:
Contact: Ben Wright