Please note that every participant through the gate, including all volunteers, must buy a ticket.
Freezer Burn is 100% run by participants who volunteer their time. There is something for everyone. We need you! Here’s how to get involved:
1) Read this page for role descriptions and contact info
2) Fill out the volunteer form here or at the bottom of this page
3) If you need help, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s a look at some of the opportunities that exist:
Gate: Members of the Gate Team will be the first people participants meet when entering the property. They take tickets and give out wristbands. Most shifts are 2-3 hours long. Contact the 2016 Gate Leads, Nadz and Star, at email@example.com.
Greeter: The Greeter station is where the celebration really starts. Participants know they’ve finally arrived when hugs and spanks get delivered. Greeter shifts are 2-2.5 hours long and are a great opportunity to meet lots of excellent people. Being a Greeter is a good choice for anyone participating in Freezer Burn for the first time. For any questions, please contact our Leads, Leslie and Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leave No Trace (LNT): LNT is one of our most important principles and an important role for anyone looking to spread the ethos of Burning Man. Members of this team will help educate participants about strategies for leaving the Fraya in better condition than before we arrived. We’re also seeking a team to stay an extra day and do a sweep of the ranch to remove leftover MOOP (Matter Out Of Place). If you’d like to know more, email our 2016 Leads, Partytime and Joellicorne, at freezerburnLNT@gmail.com.
Effigy Build: The Effigy Team is seeking volunteers for build days, to help on select Wednesdays before the event at a location in Kensington, Calgary. They also need volunteers to help set up lights and decorations on site during early entry, as well as a cleanup crew to remove all traces of the man after he burns. The 2016 Effigy Leads are Paul and Preston. Contact them at email@example.com.
Temple Build: The Temple is being built in Edmonton this year. The build team requires a few volunteers to help with build days and a couple to help with onsite cleanup. If you have any questions, please contact the lead, Andy Merchant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DPW (Department of Public Works): We’re seeking pre-event volunteers to set up the Fraya and to build the First Response infrastructure. If you can’t come early, the DPW still has positions for you. During the event, DPW is in charge of getting people and their vehicles in the right spots. Parking and placement shifts are 4 hours long and can be done with a friend. For any questions, email London at email@example.com.
Ranger: Rangers are the non confrontational mediators that help keep an eye out for everyone at Freezer Burn. Their shifts typically run 6 hours long and they work in pairs. Duties range anywhere from helping lost children find their parents to responding to emergencies and helping get appropriate resources to the scene. Ranger training is required to be a member of the Ranger team at Freezer Burn. The 2016 Lead is Cadillac de Mille (The Ranger Rabbit). To contact him send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fire Art Safety Team (FAST): Most members of the FAST team will help create a perimeter for one of the burns. We’re seeking volunteers for the Effigy and Temple burns where shifts are short but critical to the success of the event. If we don’t have enough volunteers, we don’t burn the art. For any questions, contact the FAST Lead, Philbot, at email@example.com.
First Aid: We’re happy to announce that Freezer Burn will have paid EMS workers from Friday to Sunday. We still require a few volunteers to help with early entry and exodus. To be a member of the Freezer Burn First Aid Team, you must be able to work a 6 hour shift on Thursday or Monday and have your CPR/First Aid certificate up to date. If you have any questions, email Spitfire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sound Marshall – Keep the peace by keeping the music at a level we can all enjoy
Oracle: Oracles are the information station for Freezer Burn, answering questions for participants. They are also the First Response “nerve centre”, managing radios and being the central dispatch between Rangers, First Aid, Sanctuary, Gate, Producers, and the House. Oracle shifts are 4-6 hours long with no overnight shifts. If you have any questions, contact the Oracle Lead, Skarlette, at email@example.com.
Sanctuary: Members of e Sanctuary Team provide mental first aid and a safe, supportive space for those who are feeling overwhelmed, regardless of the situation. Volunteers for Freezer Burn Sanctuary are required to take the Sanctuary/PsyCrisis First Aid Course. Sanctuary volunteer shifts are 4-6 hours long. Contact the 2016 Leads, Scott and Spark at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
If you want to get even more involved in the planning of Freezer Burn, that would be awesome too! If you’re interested in a Lead position, start the conversation now; talk to your Volunteer Coordinator or one of the Producers.
Need more info you say?
Click on the link, below, to fill out the volunteer form and a Volunteer Coordinator will contact you.
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