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Volunteering

Welcome and thank you for the interest!!

There are many ways to volunteer. Our largest event Saguaro Man requires a lot of volunteers, and there are other opportunities throughout the year.

COVID has thrown us for a loop, so the activities in 2020 and 2021 are certainly fewer and different than normal, but stay tuned! There are still activities and we are SO ready to spring back into full action as soon as it is safe to do so.

How can you volunteer?

  • Fill out our Volunteer Introduction Form to tell us about yourself, how to get in contact, and to indicate your interests. Actually it’s a good idea to read through the rest of this list first, but we want this form to be easy to find.
  • Familiarize yourself with the departments to ponder what might be a good fit for you. It’s worth keeping in mind that some departments need more volunteers than others, and some have a need for general help and others require expertise. For example, if you are interested in general purpose volunteering, you’ll find more opportunities in departments like Gate, Greeters and Center Camp, than in Medical and Rangers.
  • FYI – Saguaro Man uses AZBurners logins for volunteers. That login is used for scheduling shifts and other communications specific to each department. That login is at the bottom of every page on this website. The Volunteer Introduction Form is your first step.
  • Pay attention to the formal and informal AZ Burner announcements. You can sign up to receive the official announcements by sending a blank email to arizona-announce+subscribe@burningman.org . The announcements are also posted to the Azburners.org homepage , and to the AZBurners Facebook group.
  • Read our Code of Conduct (a PDF file). We take this seriously! A wide variety of people make up AZ Burners, and our Code of Conduct, and the 11 Principles of Arizona Burners (the 10 principles of Burning Man plus Consent) are the framework we use to make all of this as welcoming and enjoyable to as many as possible.
  • Keep an eye out for calls for volunteers and opportunities to meet local burners. A variety of efforts and smaller events happen throughout the year. Some of these are not centralized through this website. Arizona Burners Without Borders (AZBWB) and the AZ Cacophony Society handle volunteers on their own, yet announce opportunities to this website and to AZ Burners social media. Some AZ Burner social media locations are: AZ Burners group on Facebook, Saguaro Man group on Facebook, Az_Burners on Instagram, and the embarrassingly stale @AzBurners on Twitter. There are additional AZ Burners related groups on Facebook, mostly not official, and some specific to regions in the state. Search them out! And don’t forget this website AzBurners.org.
  • Talk to people when at an event. Don’t be afraid to volunteer to help if you see an opportunity. Events are dynamic, and prior planning is never fully adequate, so spontaneous offers to help are fantastic!
  • Keep in mind we are all volunteers. Real life sometimes interrupts things. Our systems do not always work as expected. So don’t despair if you do not get an immediate response to queries. When we ramp up for an event we don’t mess around (well, actually we do mess around), but things get very active, and there will be many ways to jump in.
  • Here’s the link to the Volunteer Introduction Form once again
  • Questions? Email us at: Arizona@BurningMan.org