Constellation 2018

Sanctuary

There's often an impulse to equate how important a department is to the functioning and success of a burn with how visible the department or its volunteers are. It's easy to imagine how different, and difficult, a burn would be without departments like Rangers or First Aid. The paradox of Sanctuary is that much of its importance and value is directly tied into how invisible it appears to the burn at large. Most people go multiple burns without ever seeing a single Sanctuary volunteer! In some ways, that's a product of the department's mission. Sanctuary is a set-apart space, intentionally created for people who need to be "away". In order to create, steward, and staff that space, we make ourselves available to the burners who most need Sanctuary by staying (mostly) behind the scenes to the ones who don't. As a result, Sanctuary often attracts the kind of volunteers who understand that work doesn't need to be recognized to be valuable.

Sanctuary provides a very important role at a burn. We are there to provide a safe space for participants who become overwhelmed or just need a place to decompress for a period of time. It is inevitable that some people will reach a point where they need sanctuary, perhaps due to the newness of the event for a newcomer, a disagreement with a campmate or partner, or anxiety over any other difficult experience. Whatever the reason, Sanctuary is a starting point for participants experiencing anxiety. We provide a calm, secluded place where you can relax and get yourself back in a better state of mind with the help of our wonderful caring volunteers. Sanctuary is there to help you get your groove back. We work closely with First Aid and Rangers, who provide complimenting services in situations in which it's needed.

 

What a volunteer should expect:

Generally, the job of a volunteer is to listen, be supportive, and remain calm. Sanctuary is typically located in an out of the way space, so it can be as relaxing/quite/inviting as possible. The people who may find they need Sanctuary come from all walks of life and for a variety of reasons. Your job is to be a calm presence to help that person get settled and back to a centered place of being.

 

Training

All Sanctuary volunteers are required to have attended at least one Sanctuary training at any burn piror to volunteering. Two training sessions will be held during Constellation, at 2p on Friday and Saturday. Attending one of them is mandatory for all first-time Sanctuary volunteers. All volunteers are encouraged to attend if they are able.

Sanctuary has two roles, Staff and Shift Lead. Shift Leads must additionally have 8 hours of Sanctuary experience at any burn to qualify for the role.

 

Shift Lead sign ups are below Staff at the bottom of the page. If you're trying to sign up as a Shift Lead, just keep scrolling and don't give up!

 

Things you may want to bring to your Sanctuary shift:

  • sunscreen
  • snacks
  • water
  • any personal items, such as pillows, fairy lights, or stuffed animals, that you feel might enhance the space during your shift
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Sanctuary Staff

10/04/2018 (Thu)
8:00pm - 10:00pm (2)  
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Sandee Delano
Jon Struse
10:00pm - 12:00am (2)  
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Alan Mayman
10/05/2018 (Fri)
12:00am - 2:00am (2)  
2:00am - 4:00am (2)  
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Eric Tien
4:00am - 6:00am (2)  
6:00am - 8:00am (2)  
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Renata Cabra
8:00am - 10:00am (2)  
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Daniella Bacigalupa
10:00am - 12:00pm (2)  
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Risa Patterson
David Delano
12:00pm - 2:00pm (2)  
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Hannah Fritz
2:00pm - 4:00pm (2)  
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James Renick
Alex Kramer
4:00pm - 6:00pm (2)  
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Boris Brodsky
Saagar Patel
6:00pm - 8:00pm (2)  
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Briana Benedetto
All are welcome
Clayton White
8:00pm - 10:00pm (2)  
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Anastasia Smith
Rachel Duda
10:00pm - 12:00am (2)  
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Alan Mayman
Lisa Nixon
Attending training at 2pm Friday
10/06/2018 (Sat)
12:00am - 2:00am (2)  
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Emmy Morse
Ozella Oden
2:00am - 4:00am (2)  
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Ozella Oden
4:00am - 6:00am (2)  
6:00am - 8:00am (2)  
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Clayton White
8:00am - 10:00am (2)  
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Mackenzie Fox
will attend 2 pm training on Friday
10:00am - 12:00pm (2)  
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David Delano
Alex Kramer
12:00pm - 2:00pm (2)  
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Risa Patterson
Rose Arntsen
2:00pm - 4:00pm (2)  
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Rose Arntsen
Victoria Steele
4:00pm - 6:00pm (2)  
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Boris Brodsky
Anne Baisden Baisden
6:00pm - 8:00pm (2)  
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Nora Smolonsky
Amee Beckner
attending training friday
8:00pm - 10:00pm (2)  
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Anastasia Smith
Mackenzie Fox
will attend 2 pm training on Friday
10:00pm - 12:00am (2)  
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Sara Fabulous
10/07/2018 (Sun)
12:00am - 2:00am (2)  
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Ozella Oden
Lupi Karpati
2:00am - 4:00am (2)  
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Ozella Oden
4:00am - 6:00am (2)  
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Lynda Del Genis
will attend training on Saturday at 2p
6:00am - 8:00am (2)  
8:00am - 10:00am (2)  
10:00am - 12:00pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Anne Baisden Baisden
12:00pm - 2:00pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Clayton White
2:00pm - 4:00pm (2)  
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Ryan Manceri (2)
Yiannis Mikalis will also be volunteering. We are camping together and we both attend the training on Saturday
4:00pm - 6:00pm (2)  
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Boris Brodsky
6:00pm - 8:00pm (2)  
8:00pm - 10:00pm (2)  
10:00pm - 12:00am (2)  
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Christina Speranza (2)
10/08/2018 (Mon)
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Shift Lead

10/04/2018 (Thu)
8:00pm - 12:00am   
10/05/2018 (Fri)
12:00am - 4:00am   
4:00am - 8:00am   
8:00am - 12:00pm   
12:00pm - 4:00pm   
4:00pm - 8:00pm   
8:00pm - 12:00am   
10/06/2018 (Sat)
12:00am - 4:00am   
Ozella Oden
4:00am - 8:00am   
8:00am - 12:00pm   
12:00pm - 4:00pm   
4:00pm - 8:00pm   
8:00pm - 12:00am   
10/07/2018 (Sun)
12:00am - 4:00am   
Ozella Oden
4:00am - 8:00am   
8:00am - 12:00pm   
12:00pm - 4:00pm   
4:00pm - 8:00pm   
8:00pm - 12:00am   
10/08/2018 (Mon)
12:00am - 4:00am   
4:00am - 8:00am   
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