Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

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Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby Meat Hunter » Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:29 pm

Me?

1. Airport
2. Temple Guardians

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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby Popeye » Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:40 pm

Census.
Lots of fun and interesting too.
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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby lucky420 » Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:44 pm

Ice ice baby

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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby Raoul » Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:11 pm

Airport (hopefully) and Lamplighters
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Postby Molotov » Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:32 pm

ESD-Fire

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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby JohnEBGud » Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:51 am

Box
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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby Ratty » Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:40 am

Census! First year with them so I am very excited. Ulisse, feel free to tell me all about it.
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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby misfit » Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:09 am

ESD is looking for qualified EMT's, paramedics and nurses. contact the ESD VC if your interested in working for the medical team.
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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby Skylanec182 » Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:08 am

Airport

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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby Token » Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:53 pm

Meat Hunter wrote:2. Temple Guardians



You done gone burned up all you eplaya street cred right there ... right there.


SMH

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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby Ratty » Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:19 pm

I'm with you Token. So MH you're gonna guard that building against what? Graffiti? Moop? Derelicts hanging out? Fire?
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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby Meat Hunter » Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:14 pm

Hippy Patrol......

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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby bitsychi » Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:50 pm

Airport :)

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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby Savannah » Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:02 pm

ESD. :)
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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby Captain Goddammit » Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:30 pm

I'm working the fry machine at the Center Camp McDonalds
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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby PimpdaddyX » Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:25 am

GP&E

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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby AntiM » Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:23 am

Here. So TTITD is my week off.
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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby sadie » Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:59 am

Greeters!
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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby Rice » Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:27 am

PG&E - Mostly Perimeter & Exodus - maybe pick up some Gate proper shifts this year...

No, I don't have extra tickets. Don't ask me how to sneak in. I don't care if you are Larry's lover. If you arn't on Gate road, you have to deal with me or my crew. (By the way, Since Burning Man happens of Federal Land - any LE related tickets/citations/etc have Federal consequences...)
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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby oly14 » Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:43 am

I'm with Lucky, ice ice baby

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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby forty_eight » Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:23 pm

Off-playa with the local Piazza group, I think.

My wife is into it, so I'll at least tag along and make sure people have full beers or something along those lines.

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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby ygmir » Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:35 pm

Rice wrote:PG&E - Mostly Perimeter & Exodus - maybe pick up some Gate proper shifts this year...

No, I don't have extra tickets. Don't ask me how to sneak in. I don't care if you are Larry's lover. If you arn't on Gate road, you have to deal with me or my crew. (By the way, Since Burning Man happens of Federal Land - any LE related tickets/citations/etc have Federal consequences...)


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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby Meat Hunter » Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:56 pm

How many beavers can a SEAL eat a day?

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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby Rice » Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:32 pm

Meat Hunter wrote:How many beavers can a SEAL eat a day?

Shaved or unshaven??
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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby ygmir » Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:36 pm

Rice wrote:
Meat Hunter wrote:How many beavers can a SEAL eat a day?

Shaved or unshaven??

does having a beard make you more hungry?
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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby illy dilly » Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:13 am

lucky420 wrote:Ice ice baby

Burntanical gardens-Pyrocent


Lets do dis!

Shall I try to organize an eplaya shift this year? :twisted:
Worked really well a few years back.
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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby lucky420 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:58 pm

illy dilly wrote:
lucky420 wrote:Ice ice baby

Burntanical gardens-Pyrocent


Lets do dis!

Shall I try to organize an eplaya shift this year? :twisted:
Worked really well a few years back.



*smirk yes have at it. 3 oclock ice
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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby Meat Hunter » Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:41 am

Since February 16 (when I was asked to be the Deputy Volunteer Coordinator for the Airport) I have sent out 118 airport volunteer Welcome Letters to folks who have just indicated in their Volunteer Profile that they would like to volunteer at the airport. And, since no one kept track before, I have no idea how this number is stacking up against previous years. If the same rate continues, I would guess that I might send out over 300 Welcome Letters this year.

Many of these folks also indicated in their Volunteer Profile that they would like to volunteer at other venues also. So, it would only be pure speculation as to how many of them were actually able to purchased tickets and how many will actually end up signing-up for a Airport volunteer slot on Shiftboard.

Last year, there were ~250 volunteer shifts available at the airport and this year, there should be around ~300 volunteer shifts. With over 2,300 Burners arriving and departing via the airport last year (and more expected this year) it takes a good number of volunteers to make it all happen and happen smoothly.

Last year, the vast majority of airport volunteers lived in the city, had no airport or aircraft experience and had never volunteered at the airport before. Only a scant few volunteer jobs at the airport do require any aircraft knowledge and these are mostly the Unicom radio operators. Like the main gate, the airport has Greeters, Customs Agents (to give a little LNT and Burner orientation), a bell ringer and dust angle maker supervisor, Know-It-All (which is a combination of question/answer and where airport volunteers sign in/out of their shifts), Interceptors who meet new arriving aircraft and help the pilot complete their passenger manifest (clothing optional) and a covered combination bus and taxi stand waiting area with a paisley colored padded bench and cold coconut water drinks in a cooler (just checking to see it you are still reading).

In addition to being the second gate at the event, the airport also has its own theme camp: Black Rock Travel Agency (BRTA). There are plenty of free and non-reserved camping areas and the toilets are generally cleaner than they are in the city. Since the airport is located at Point 5 of the city, you can walk into the city via the 5:00 radial, but bikes are highly recommended. I used the odometer on my trike last year and it measured 2.5 miles from the airport to the temple which is not all that much further than from the outer ring of the city to the temple.

Like most theme camps (BRTA), the Airport has several "happening" during the event that are open to anyone coming out: A Saturday morning pancake brunch (usually with blueberry pancakes and bacon), a Tuesday afternoon cocktail party specializing in White Russians and Rum Punch and we even have an art burn one evening (the date changes each year). And, there are usually several interactive light and art displays.

Never mind me. I am just rattling on. It is a slow day around the farm today and I am just writing to keep from going to sleep and counting the days until my Hot Pink leg cast is removed (only 12 more days to go).

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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby illy dilly » Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:27 am

Meat Hunter wrote:Since February 16 (when I was asked to be the Deputy Volunteer Coordinator for the Airport) I have sent out 118 airport volunteer Welcome Letters to folks who have just indicated in their Volunteer Profile that they would like to volunteer at the airport. And, since no one kept track before, I have no idea how this number is stacking up against previous years. If the same rate continues, I would guess that I might send out over 300 Welcome Letters this year.


Hey Meat Hunter,
Do you by chance know a fella that goes by the name Airport Mayor and his wife Heidi? At least I think they're married :roll:
I'm not sure if he actually is an "airport mayor" or if its just a name. The have been shift leads at Ice Cubed a few times.
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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby lucky420 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:08 pm

remember the mayor and Heidi! nice couple. The last 2 years I've been working center ice, glad to be going back to 3 oclcock
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