Volunteering can be a very rewarding experience and is a wonderful way to become more connected with the community. This could be your chance to meet and connect with a large number of people, while also being an active participant in the event! Please see the following link to fill out our official volunteer form. There are a number of ways that you can contribute and any amount of time that you’re able to help will be greatly appreciated and will contribute to the overall success of the event.
As much as we would love to thank our volunteers by offering them a complimentary ticket to Reclaimation, we are unfortunately UNABLE to do so. We’re a small organization and are simply unable to offer such a great perk, but be prepared to be thanked in lots of love! After-all, Reclaimation wouldn’t be able to happen without the hard work of each and every one of our volunteers!
Please take a moment to read over the volunteer descriptions listed below
Parking Lead will be responsible for setting up parking perimeter and signage. Parking Volunteers will herd the vehicles into an organized line, with approximately 3 feet in between each bumper. Easy Peasy. If things get hectic during exodus, volunteers may be needed to help with traffic flow.
First person to greet arrivals and get their journey into Singe City started. Legal stuff to be signed, swag to be given, quizzes to be answered, you’ll be in charge of it all. Gate is THE place to be if you want to meet ALL the people. Education is a big part of the Gate experience as you make sure everyone knows everything they need to survive the entire event. You’ll also be the first person to greet non-attendees (fire department, EMS, LEO). Sobriety is required while you’re on shift.
As a volunteer medic, you’ll be asked to help keep Singe City properly cared for in the event of a medical emergency. Should a zombie apocalypse occur during the event, you will be the First Responders and line of defense against the inoculation of the entire Reclaimation community. However, should there be no apocalypse, you’ll be responsible for taking care of boo-boos, dehydration, exhaustion, headaches, etc. Although the Team Leads are members of the medical profession, you do NOT have to be a medical professional to volunteer. If you have an interest but little/no experience, get with the Team Lead and talk it over. I’m sure there is someplace for you on the team! Sobriety is required while you’re on shift.
Rangers are the eyes and ears of the burn. Rangers are NOT police or security. At Reclaimation, Rangers often wear several hats including fire safety, sound marshal, burn night perimeter, and occasional weasel wrangler. Although being a Ranger is a big responsibility, it’s also tons of fun. You get to meet virtually everyone and help any participant who may be in need. Rangers work closely with Medic volunteers to keep Singe City healthy and happy. If you have good mediation skills, are a good listener, are able to remain level-headed in stressful situations, and like to help keep the peace, sign up for a Ranger shift or two! Sobriety is required while you are on shift.
Singe City can get awfully dark when the sun sets over the hills. In order to keep the dwellers of the city streets safe and properly lighted, the Lamplighters come out at duskish to carry out their duties. Forming together in procession, they don their burden of lamps and march through the city distributing light at pre-determined locations. It takes a lot of preparation and dedication to get the job done. The lamps must be collected, cleaned of any debris, and refilled in preparation for the coming night’s procession. You get to wear a neat robe and receive lots of love from the community!!!
The HUB is the physical central point of the burn and the information station. Each Team Lead brings their own flavor to the HUB, so it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what it will be from year to year. It is always the Volunteer Station where you can go to volunteer or check your upcoming shifts. Information Boards will be in place showing daily events and going’s on. The Ranger Station, Medic Station, and Lost & Found will be located at the HUB. Volunteers hang out and help anyone who needs assistance with volunteering or information about the “happenings” at the event.