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

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

Postby Meat Hunter » Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:58 pm

illy,

I have met a Blaze (from CA) whose volunteer title is Airport Mayor (points out the camping spots to new arrivals). And, I have met a Heidi (from PA) who volunteered at the airport in (2014) and has not attended since.

I am not sure if we are talking about the same folks. Probably the same Mayor, but probably not the same Heidi.

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

Postby illy dilly » Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:17 pm

lucky420 wrote: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

Super wonderful People!

Meat Hunter wrote:illy,
I have met a Blaze (from CA) whose volunteer title is Airport Mayor (points out the camping spots to new arrivals). And, I have met a Heidi (from PA) who volunteered at the airport in (2014) and has not attended since.

I am not sure if we are talking about the same folks. Probably the same Mayor, but probably not the same Heidi.

Could be the same guy! Older guy with real long hair? Then again people can cut hair pretty easy.
Yeah probably not the same Heidi.

PS. Just got the airport Volunteer email you sent.
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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby FoolsGold » Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:37 pm

With the ice. Some of the best times I had last year was spent putting in shifts in the back of the trucks alongside a great bunch of people.

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

Postby kittyrodriguez » Sun May 01, 2016 6:05 pm

Back with ESD-Fire again...

Thinking of volunteering at lamplighters one night...

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

Postby Molotov » Sun May 01, 2016 9:19 pm

Kitty-

I guess you made it through the fire scheduling software today, then. I got my five shifts into the system and am wait listed for a couple more. I go out pre-burn week and stay post-burn, so they are spread out pretty well.

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

Postby kittyrodriguez » Sun May 01, 2016 9:43 pm

Molotov wrote:Kitty-

I guess you made it through the fire scheduling software today, then. I got my five shifts into the system and am wait listed for a couple more. I go out pre-burn week and stay post-burn, so they are spread out pretty well.


My husband is the firefighter. But, yeah, he got his shifts in. Our playa time is shorter this year, only 1 day pre and 1 day post event, so not as spread out, but still good timing I think.

I plan on working logistics, again, and plans, for the first time. Logistics is waiting on my FEMA certs, and plans is not scheduling yet. But soon hopefully. I put ESD-Fire because I usually work at Fire Camp, and I don't do medical.

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

Postby Moonbeams » Wed May 04, 2016 7:40 am

Earth Guardians. MOOP Patrol 4-EVAH! LOL
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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby Ann_Vader » Thu May 05, 2016 5:46 am

Could someone give me some info on your experience volunteering with Greeters?

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

Postby Luigi » Thu May 05, 2016 8:04 am

Register Jock at center camp cafe. Get to meet all kinds of interesting people.

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

Postby Savannah » Thu May 05, 2016 1:19 pm

Ann_Vader wrote:Could someone give me some info on your experience volunteering with Greeters?

I


I can't speak to it in terms of a formal experience (organization, bureaucracy, etc) but in terms of how fun it is?

Yes. It's fun. :)
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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby Ann_Vader » Fri May 06, 2016 6:12 am

Savannah wrote: I can't speak to it in terms of a formal experience (organization, bureaucracy, etc) but in terms of how fun it is?

Yes. It's fun. :)


I'll take fun and worry more about the other stuff with my camp! Thanks, Savannah

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

Postby Ratty » Fri May 06, 2016 7:01 am

Hi AnnVader, (Please ignore any drunken emails supposedly sent by me. ) I've Greeted for many years. What exactly would you like to know? 4 hour shifts, work in pairs. Two greeters in each lane handing out the book, sticker etc. It they choose to get out of their car there is hugging. Welcoming virgins with your own twist on the bell ringing and dust angel making. Lots of last minute education. Seatbelts, lights, no alcohol, 5 MPH, nothing obscuring license plates.

If you go to your burner profile and check greeter on the volunteer list you will get a letter explaining everything Greeter. They are the most transparent dept. Very well run.
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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby Ann_Vader » Sun May 08, 2016 8:59 am

Ratty wrote:Hi AnnVader, (Please ignore any drunken emails supposedly sent by me. ) I've Greeted for many years. What exactly would you like to know? 4 hour shifts, work in pairs. Two greeters in each lane handing out the book, sticker etc. It they choose to get out of their car there is hugging. Welcoming virgins with your own twist on the bell ringing and dust angel making. Lots of last minute education. Seatbelts, lights, no alcohol, 5 MPH, nothing obscuring license plates.

If you go to your burner profile and check greeter on the volunteer list you will get a letter explaining everything Greeter. They are the most transparent dept. Very well run.


Thanks, Ratty! I'm already registered - got my letter - and will certainly sign up for my shifts as soon as I can. Since I'm doing setup, I'll get to greet when the event opens.

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

Postby ^Rhino! » Mon May 23, 2016 2:11 pm

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You are so wrong. Now I'm going to subconsciously associate YOUR FACE with the phrase, "Do you want fries with that?"
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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby ZigZag » Mon May 23, 2016 6:11 pm

I signed up to be a Greeter. Ratty's descriptions were irresistible.
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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby FIGJAM » Mon May 23, 2016 9:20 pm

IT'S A TRICK!!!

Ratty WILL pants you!!!

The only way to avoid this...........................don't wear pants!!! 8)
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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby Ratty » Mon May 23, 2016 9:37 pm

If you don't want people to see your underwear...don't wear any.
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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby Corvus » Tue May 24, 2016 3:54 am

Ratty wrote:If you don't want people to see your underwear...don't wear any.

Ah, yes. Reminds me of my favorite joke when I was in the second grade. It was a girl's solution to avoid the "I see London, I see France" chant when she hung upside down on the monkey bars.

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

Postby ZigZag » Tue May 24, 2016 6:29 am

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

Postby ^Rhino! » Tue May 24, 2016 8:54 am

Moonbeams wrote:Earth Guardians. MOOP Patrol 4-EVAH! LOL


Earth Guardians here too. I give the "playa dust" lecture.
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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby Ratty » Tue May 24, 2016 9:04 am

Zig-Zag the Greeter congrats. You'll love it. When the shift board goes live for you to sign up, pick the time of day that you can be in costume and cheerful. If you choose night shifts wear extra lighting and then some more on your back. Light yourself up like a friggin lighthouse and still stay out of the lane when they're coming at you. You'll have a ball and want more.
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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby sadie » Tue May 24, 2016 9:11 am

hey ZigZag...I am volunteering with greeters this year too.
Looking forward to meeting you and general shenanigans.
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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby Ratty » Tue May 24, 2016 9:34 am

When you're signing up look for people you know. I always look for Teal and Ira. Long time Greeter friends.
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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby Leap » Tue May 24, 2016 11:46 am

Is there some strategy for which day/time to pull a greeter shift? I would love to do it Sunday but I would imagine those shifts are very desirable and there is a the matter of figuring how to get in early enough to set up camp and make back to Gate.

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

Postby cranberries » Tue May 31, 2016 2:28 pm

Leap wrote:Is there some strategy for which day/time to pull a greeter shift? I would love to do it Sunday but I would imagine those shifts are very desirable and there is a the matter of figuring how to get in early enough to set up camp and make back to Gate.


I greeted for several shifts last year, hands down my favorite was Monday 12-4. Monday morning-ish seemed to be when a lot of people travelling from WAY far away (Germany, Scotland, Estonia) finally made it - people who have been travelling to the Burn for +24 hours in planes and automobiles are SUPER happy when they finally get there :). But I didn't know that when I picked the shift, it just seemed like a good time slot.

My strategy was to think generally about what times of day I was likely to be asleep/altered/preoccupied and then pick some greeter slots that weren't in those times. Also, some shifts are costume shifts, you might really be drawn to superheroes, bunnies, or the naked shift (true). But as with many things Burn, your "best guess" about how your days will flow might be inspired, manageable, or flat-out wrong. Pick some shifts that don't conflict with your camp commitments and go from there, don't overthink it too too much!

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

Postby Leap » Tue May 31, 2016 3:19 pm

Thank you cranberry!

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

Postby Dr. Pyro » Tue May 31, 2016 4:58 pm

Barbie Death Village has volunteered again to do the 8 p.m. to midnight shift on Tuesday. Everyone is welcome to join in on the shenanigans. Afterwards we will have a midnight taco feed back at camp. I'd say I'd be there to help with the greeters, but I have plans. Not sure what they are exactly, but drinking absinthe, luring the sirens of BRC back to my RV, and being generally obnoxious probably are near the top of the list.

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

Postby Ratty » Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:22 pm

I just signed up for some Census shifts. Got my lab coat and hot pink decor. It's exciting. (Shhhhh. don't tell the Greeters.) I've got my pre-event and post event figured out but my burn week is still a blank. Double Wow! Maybe I really will see some art and stay up late with the grownups.
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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby Raoul » Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:20 am

Just grabbed my first ever "official" volunteer shift! As an airport Customs Inspector on Monday afternoon. Can't wait to be part of the shenanigans!
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Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Postby Meat Hunter » Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:54 am

Raoul,

You are going to have more fun in that airport job since you turned 12 and found out what it could really do. :-)

Ask around for me at the airport. I would like say Hello and to thank ya'.


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