Lady-Burners Ahoy! (and volunteer info needed)

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Lady-Burners Ahoy! (and volunteer info needed)

Postby AnarchoWifey » Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:16 pm

Hi there! I'm a young woman, living in SoCal who is planning her very first trip to the Playa with my Lil Sister (don't worry, she's 21) and bestie, who has been to a Burn, herself. My bestie told me to check out the ePlaya for tips and such, in preparation and I realize that I do have a few questions. One friend of ours, who's expressed interest in going, is a RN and very interested in volunteering as a medic, on-call. Is there a specific area on this board for positions like that or medical protocol, at Burning Man? I would really appreciate an links, insight or shared experiences of medical volunteers from previous years. Other than that, I look forward to reading up as much as possible and soaking in any info to make the preparations necessary. I look forward to jumping in our van (or whatever we pick up) and just getting there, come next August.

Thanks, y'all!

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Re: Lady-Burners Ahoy! (and volunteer info needed)

Postby Savannah » Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:43 pm

Hi! Welcome!

Black Rock City Emergency Services Department loves RNs and takes volunteers at Station 3 and Station 9. (Center Camp also has a medical station handled by contracted workers).

http://www.brcesd.com/

I've volunteered two years for Medical now, and it's been a wonderful experience.

Other volunteer opportunities (including medical) are collected in this more general link:
http://www.burningman.com/participate/volunteer.html

New volunteers should generally start small (1 or 2 shifts), because Burning Man is physically and emotionally challenging, and you don't know how you'll fare 'til you get there. It's also a pity to have a lot of time constraints on a newbie. :)

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Re: Lady-Burners Ahoy! (and volunteer info needed)

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:52 pm

New ESD (emergency services department) volunteers should fill out the general volunteer form as well as the special ESD add-on form. This should be done by the first of August. (Not an issue now, but who knows who will be reading this in June.)
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Re: Lady-Burners Ahoy! (and volunteer info needed)

Postby trilobyte » Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:54 pm

Welcome to ePlaya!

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Postby AnarchoWifey » Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:11 pm

Thanks so much for the warm welcome and I really appreciate the links and info, specific to Medical volunteerism. I will pass this on to my friend, for her to consider. I'm reading the boards and there is so much info to take in! I've got my hands full, for sure. :)

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Re: Lady-Burners Ahoy! (and volunteer info needed)

Postby wh..sh » Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:28 pm

Since most mates are toughing it out on 2012 ticket thread, I will take charge in saying...

Welcome to ePlaya :)
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Postby Elderberry » Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:35 pm

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!
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Re: Lady-Burners Ahoy! (and volunteer info needed)

Postby tamarakay » Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:45 pm

Welcome to eplaya! Lots of good info on here for newbies and for oldies. I've only been the one year, but I KNOW I would not have been prepared enough if it weren't for the fine folks who hang out on here.
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Postby remi » Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:31 am

Welcome. See you on the Playa
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Re: Lady-Burners Ahoy! (and volunteer info needed)

Postby Nipple » Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:38 am

I just feel like I need to tell you that what you're planning on doing is wrong, and illegal.

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Re: Lady-Burners Ahoy! (and volunteer info needed)

Postby illy dilly » Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:16 am

Welcome to eplaya!
Sounds like your going to be super repaired and ready to party!
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