You’ve read it before and you’ll read it again…Burning Flipside is an all-volunteer event (save a few outside services). Come visit this space often; info will be added as it is received. Below are just a few of the ways you can volunteer. Event shifts can be found at here. X out the departments you are not interested in (and select the ones you want) so you don’t have to wade through every department/every shift.
Work weekend 4! May 12-14 on the land. May 13 is the work day. This is a campout if you choose to spend the night. Contact Michele at firstname.lastname@example.org
Load In Day! Saturday May 20 Truck loading starting at 10am. After Work Weekends, the first thing you can sign up to help with is Load In Day! After loading up trucks and sending them on their way, you get to see the land in its near-pristine state, before we start living all over it. Sign up here (different link than the above). If you’d like to sign up to DRIVE a truck (please have experience driving a 24′ diesel box truck), contact email@example.com.
Greeters is a great “entry-level” activity for first-time volunteers! No heavy lifting! Short (3-4hr) shifts! Variety of activities possible! Terrific opportunity to make a lasting impression on the community!
Zone Czars What do Zone Czars do? We help direct theme camps to their designated areas, holler at RV’s trying to go places they really shouldn’t be, point at things, and say ‘that way’ a lot. It’s a great way to meet people and get a lay of the land. Our training is simple and on-site, you’ll be sitting in the shade (as best as we can facilitate) for most of your shift, we provide snacks and ice cold water, and you get a cool bandana to show off to your friends! We have 4-hour shifts on Wednesday and Thursday. If don’t have a login or have any questions, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more help. ~Willow, InterZone Lead
Ice – The coolest job on the Pecan Playa, sign up to work at ICE, either customer facing or up in the truck throwing ice! Longer ice post is on its way! In the meantime, sign up for a shift!
Shaven Apes KANIHEPYA? Shaven Apes is the volunteer corps who help participants set up their camps and art and helps them tear it down again. Meet other burners! Many fun shifts available!!
Earth Guardians Mad about MOOP? Just looking for a way to lend a hand? We still need an Earth Guardians lead! The Earth Guardian lead is responsible for Leave No Trace and Sustainability education and action for the event. For more info on what that looks like or to throw your hat in the ring, email the Site Signoff AF, Groovy at email@example.com.
DaFT needs fluffers! Our fluffer checks in while we’re building, makes sure we have full ice water and Gatorade, checks with builders to be sure they’re rested, hydrated, eating, and wearing sunscreen. This is great for somebody that can’t or doesn’t want to build but wants to help us out! We need on site help! If you’re interested in joining us to assemble the structure at the event, we’d love to have you. It’s alright if you haven’t built with us at the warehouse, there are phases on site that having more hands is helpful. Stop by the effigy when you can. Sign up to help clean up the burn scar during cleanup 6/3, shifts in the volunteer system.
Perimeter Guardians Calling all Introverts, neurospicy friends, and general misanthropic personages! Do you need at least 4 hours break time from constantly being “on” at flipside? Come join the Perimeter Guardians Team where you and a friend can make a difference by sitting in a remote location dissociating into the middle distance for the betterment of the burn! Our Shadow team helps us by keeping an eye out for potential trespassers and reporting what they see, while our Digital team responds to calls and supports our shadows during shift changes and breaks!
This is a great opportunity to take a 4 hour break from the burn, including on burn night, where the volume of the effigy and fireworks can be a bit much for some of us, but that’s also when we need you the most! Email firstname.lastname@example.org, check out “Guardians of flipside” on facebook, or look for kerberus at Safety HQ for more information!
Sanctuary provides emotional support for distressed and overwhelmed Flipizens. We have 3 levels of volunteers; Listeners (two 6 hour shifts), Shift Leads, (two 6 hour shifts) and MHAs: Licensed Counselors and psych Nurses (one 12 hour on-call shift). Required training includes Sanctuary Basics (1.5 hours), Active Listening (2 hours), Radio (20 min) and ICS (30 min to 1 hour).
Load Out Day! Saturday June 3 Commit NOW, add it to your calendar, and come on out to help us finish cleaning up and sending all the rest of our stuff back to the warehouse. Sign up for shifts at here (a different link than above). If you’d like to sign up to DRIVE a truck (please have experience driving a 24′ diesel box truck), contact email@example.com.
More Info about ALL departments can be found at https://www.burningflipside.com/organization/operations! See you out there!