support.  secure. SHOUT.

Alumni Staff are the oil that make Ascend's gears turn smoothly. Staff work alongside the Executive team to ensure that the retreat runs as smoothly as possible by providing support wherever necessary. 

Staff are responsible for coordinating transitions within the programming by communicating with Mentors from different session groups. They are also responsible for facilitating large group activities during the retreat. Staff contribute towards the safety of our Delegates by providing emergency support. They also bring the noise to Ascend by promoting hype and cheering during the bus rides, and at key points during the retreat.

At the retreat, Alumni Staff will also be provided with a platform where they can interact with the Delegates while sharing details about their transformative journey through Ascend, and sharing their own personal story.

Alumni Staff are required to:

  • Attend the retreat in its entirety from May 6th - May 8th* (must be available on the 9th as well)

  • Attend 3 mandatory full-day training sessions

  • Attend team-building socials leading up to the retreat

  • Possess an Emergency First-Aid and CPR-B certification (Standard First-Aid and CPR-C preferred) by the time of the retreat

SafeTALK and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) certification will be an asset.

The investment to attend the retreat as an Alumni Staff is $180*, which is due after successful applications and interviews (no payment required at the time of application).


PLEASE NOTE: This position is only open to past Ascend Logistics members.

*The Ascend Network is a not-for-profit student organization. The Delegate package covers three days and two nights of accommodations, transportation from York University to and from the retreat's location, food for the duration of the retreat, the canoeing fee, an Ascend 2019 Delegate t-shirt, the Ascend 2019 manual, and more. If you would like to attend the retreat, but are financially unable to do so, please reach out to us via email at