If you're new to burning, and you want to volunteer with the department with the coolest name that sounds the most like something from a video game, I can save you the trouble of looking at the other department names. This is it.
If you want the department with the weakest name that sounds the most like something boring people do for fun, I actually don't want to help answer that question for you. I mean why would you want that? It's weird. And not like the good kind of weird.
Man dude, go take a lap or something. Come back when your head's in the game.
Guardians, established in 2019, are shifting roles for the 2022 event. This year, Guardians are responsible for confirming that every attendee who attempts to enter Constellation 2022 is complying with the COVID-19 Policy.
Guardians will verify the vaccination status of every attendee before they arrive at the Gate. As a volunteer, you will be given a flowchart to use to confirm vaccination records for each attendee when they arrive. Any suspected violations of the COVID-19 Policy by Guardians or questions about an attendee’s record will be escalated to through the chain of command, and shift leads will be responsible for escalating any issues to the Guardians lead, as appropriate.
Guardians should be comfortable recognizing and verifying vaccination information. You will be the first-contact attendees have at the event, so while you don’t have to welcome everyone with the enthusiasm of a Greeter, you should be comfortable talking to other humans all day.
Depending on how many people are entering the Burn while you’re there, there’s a good chance you’ll be on your feet for a lot of your shift, so wear comfortable shoes. Guardians is a bit of a hike up the hill from the front field, so bring whatever you think you may need for the duration of your shift. You can wear whatever you like, but please keep in mind that nudity is not permitted while working as a Guardian.
Shift lead needs to be comfortable using a radio to communicate with the Gate and Guardians lead during their shift. Radio training can be provided; just let someone know you’re okay with using it but not sure how, and we’ll get someone to you who can show you how it works.
Guardians volunteers 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. You’ll see it when you arrive at Constellation– you know the place where someone checked your vaccination record on the way in? That’s Guardians. If you need a ride up the hill, please check-in at the Volunteer HQ at least 15-minutes before your shift.
Good to bring: comfy shoes, water, and protection from the sun (eg. sunscreen, umbrella, etc).
|| Volunteer Coordination