Training, Volunteering, and Incentives!
We're a little under 2 months out from the event and there's some good coverage on the volunteer shifts. But there are still lots of open slots and lots of really good shifts left!
**REMEMBER: You must sign-up for and ATTEND two or more volunteer shifts that equal a total of 8 hours to be eligible for a volunteer incentive ticket code for next year's event.**
This means you can purchase your ticket early and don't have to worry about any general admission kerfuffle!
REMINDER: You must check-in at VHQ before your shifts in order to receive credit for shifts worked. It is your responsibility to check-in and we won't take lame excuses! Help us help you.
TRAINING: For any Safety Departments such as Ranger, Sanctuary or MEATs you must attend a training before you are able to work your shift. If you have questions about attending a training feel free to reach out on any of our Facebook pages, check our official calendar, or message the lead of that department. There is also on-site training available for Ranger and Sanctuary on the Friday of the event this year.
If you want to volunteer but might have physical limitations or are not able to attend a safety training before the event, there are still other departments that would love to have you:
Volunteer Headquarters is a great place if you have physical limitations and is also great for first-timers! You get to sit in the shade and greet/check-in all of the volunteers as they check-in for their shifts. We also help volunteers who would like to sign-up for extra shifts on-site. This is a wonderful way to meet new people! I am also looking for an Assistant Lead this year. The Assistant Lead shadows me during pre-event setup, works a few shifts at VHQ as well as on-call with a radio, and helps with post-event analysis.
Zone Guides are the wonderful people who help guide people to their camp location when they arrive at the event. They make sure everyone gets where they need to go and that everyone stays organized! This is a fun, low stress position and sometimes they'll even let you use a megaphone!
Parking is responsible for making sure all cars get parked in the right spot and are organized. You'll be really grateful for them when you're exhausted on Monday and can easily find your car so you can make a quick exodus.
Burn Perimeter gets you a front row seat to the burn! These volunteers make sure perimeter limits are maintained and ensure the safety of both our participants as well as our safety volunteers during the burn.
We all know Leave No Trace is one of the principles that helps ensure we are able to host this event from year to year. Earth Guardians are the magical people who help keep us all accountable and make sure the land is prettier than when we arrived. Please note: you are still responsible for your own trash and MOOP. Earth Guardians are just an extra set of eyes and hands to make sure we don't miss the small things that are easy to overlook. We will also need extra hands on deck for burn scar cleanup. These shifts are only an hour long, but we all know that many hands makes light work!
We're getting closer everyone. Let's make this shit happen!
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