This is the last place participants have to wear pants (ok, so you don’t really HAVE to wear pants when you arrive, you just have your valid photo ID and your ticket). And technically, this is the last “default world” thing you will have to do. Accordingly our Gate team is a little more business than some of the other volunteer teams. There ain’t no huggin’ at Gate ~ all that hugging and bell ringing, well, that’s Greeter stuff. 

What we do

We take tickets, and we give wristbands and checks to make sure you don’t have any of the prohibited items (Guns, Ammo, Fireworks, Pets and of course Stowaways). Members of our Gate team will be the first people participants meet when entering the property (and although we have a lot of fun) we are all business.

Team Dynamics

The gate is staffed by multiple Gate team volunteers (who are sober) during the Gate hours and is staffed by professionally recognized Security officers overnight for the duration of the event.

Number of Volunteers

minimum 50, maximum 70

Shift Length

2 hours to 4 hours

Pre-Event Tasks

  • Monitor the dedicated email (Leads)
  • Join and utilize the Production Communication Platform, example: Slack (Leads)
  • Watch our amazing training videos (Volunteers)
  • Creating the Gate schedule (Leads)

Event Tasks

  • Ensure waivers are signed (Volunteers)
  • Validate tickets (Volunteers)
  • Search the entering vehicles (Volunteers)
  • Check ID’s
  • Fasten wristbands to participants (Volunteers)
  • Tell people to drive slowly through the farmyard - No really, we seriously stress this point! (Volunteers) 
  • File the collected waivers (Volunteers)
  • Collect re-entry fees (Volunteers) 
  • Process vehicles as quickly as possible to avoid a lineup on the gravel road (Volunteers)

Post-Event Tasks

  • Count waivers (Leads) 
  • Hand re-entry fees that have been collected, to an onsite LEA representative (Leads) 
  • Take inventory of any materials and note items required for next year (Leads)
  • Write an AfterBurn report (Leads)

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