Guardians monitor the entrance to the burn to ensure that burners aren't entering the event during off-Gate hours. Guardians calmly and firmly let people know that as much as we wish we could let them come in, we can't. While we hate being serious about this rule, we are really serious about it.
Being comfortable with saying "no" repeatedly, without escalating an interaction, is a useful skill in this role. Leads will be on-call if you need assistance with someone during your shift.
Guardians meet for their shift near the front of the property, in the open space between Mama and Papa Zen's house and the nearby barn. Their shifts are in the same location as Gate.
Most Guardian shifts are at night, and you might want to bring a warm jacket or other appropriate clothing. If you're doing a day shift, the area usually has pretty good tree cover, and will likely have a pavilion for extra rain and sun protection. That being said, bring sunscreen and/or other appropriate protective gear to take care of yourself while on your shift. You'll be able to sit for most of your shift, so don't worry if standing for a period of time is an issue.
Good to bring: warm clothing or sun protection, depending on your shift. Something fun to do that still lets you be aware of your surroundings. Water is always a good call as well.