Volunteering is the jam. There, we said it. Unfortunately, not everyone in Burn World has caught that wave yet. Volunteer Coordination is all about spreading the Great News that volunteering is fun and actually makes burning 1000 times better. If you like people and are passionate about making burner culture even more awesome than it already is then, to coin a phrase, "Welcome home!"
Volunteer coordination involves two roles, Crew and Shift Leads.
Crew further the twin missions of the Volunteer Coordination department: Participation and Appreciation. Participation involves helping burners find their Burner Barbie Dream Job™ and signing them up for needed shifts. Appreciation is about communicating value to stalwart volunteers through the international language of snacks and comfy places to sit.
- This role requires minimal physical output. We're super into it if you're a "people person" kind of burner, but quiet, mysterious types are also welcome to be a part of the magic.
- Participation: working with people to help them find the volunteer position that fits them best, as well as the one that best fits the needs of the burn. People who are good at this role are excited about people, excited about helping them, and good at helping people get excited about new stuff they haven't done before.
- Appreciation: Helping shift leads hydrate and snack-ate active volunteers across the burn, and also hosting off-duty volunteers at the Volunteer Recognition Oasis and making sure they have enough infused water and that the tea bar doesn't run out of material.
This role involves maintaining high Appreciation Levels™ for active volunteers in other departments, as well as making sure that the crew helming Space Station Participation have everything they need to flourish like beautiful, figurative birds of paradise.
- This position requires a fair amount of movement. It involves visiting other departments multiple times per shift, and you should be comfortable being on your feet/using other fabulous methods of conveyance.
- Leads are responsible for communicating with department coordinators in the absurdly likely event of a "volunteering emergency" as well as making sure that S.S. Participation crew members are equipped to achieve excellence and recognition in their field.
- Leads should be able to be responsible with powers that would corrupt lesser mortals, like access to radios, snacks, and a golf cart.