Volunteer Teams

CategoryTeamDescription
Art and performanceCreativity Team
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Art is a major focus of all burns. The Creativity team manages the funded and unfunded art grants, works with city planning to get them located within the city, and hold the art walk every year to show off all the wonderous creations of our citizens
Art and performanceFire Conclave
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Fire performers are a crazy bunch but oh so pretty to look at. The Fire Conclave team works with the EBC to manage the conclave spinners and create the fire show that preceeds our large art burns
Art and performanceDrummers Conclave
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Creating the sound of our Effigy, Temple, and Lake Burn, the drummers conclave makes the music that moves your heart and feet each evening
Art and performanceEffigy Build
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The artist and team that builds our effigy, different each year. This team often needs volunteers to help get our effigy put together on site and create the centerpiece burn of our weekend
Art and performanceEffigy Burn Coordinator
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With three major burn performances during the weekend someone has to keep everyone in line and the show moving. This person is the Effigy Burn Coordinator. Friday through Sunday night the EBC can be found directing the action and helping the conclave and drummers leads herd all their cats. The EBC is an integral part of the show that you never see.
Art and performanceLake Burn Build
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New as of 2016, the Lake Burn build team is lead by the artist who wins the Lake Burn art grant. A small effigy is built and floated on the upper lake and burned on Friday night during the Ring of Fire.
Art and performanceTemple Build
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The Temple Build crew is headed by the artist who wins the annual temple art grant. Creating a place for Mysterians to reflect and release is a big job and volunteers help it get done.
City ServicesDCP Coordinator
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Mysteria is a big place with lots going on. The Department of City Planning Coordinator helps keep the city planning and art teams coordinated, and helps liasie with many of the other teams providing city services. Working among teams to ensure needs are met.
City ServicesDept. City Planning
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City planning is necessary for cities of any size, Mysteria is no different. This team registers and places theme camps, ensures city services are located properly and conveniently, places artistic creations, and helps with theme camp issues on site.
City ServicesDepartment of Public Works
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These sexy volunteers help build out our city infrastructure and keep the land looking nice both before and after the event. It's hard but rewarding work and one of our most critical teams. DPW works closely with LNT to make sure we leave the land as good or better than we found it
City ServicesFreeze Your Burn
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ICE, it goes in your drink, it keeps your food cold, it cools your overheated brow, and the Freeze Your Burn team is the only way to get ice during the weekend. Food safety is just as important as your cold cocktail so the FYB team sets up and administers pre-sales of ice, the profits from which go straight to a local school's art program. See these cool characters on saturday to pick up your solid water
City ServicesInventory
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We have a lot of "stuff". Inventory team keeps it organized and stored throughout the year. It's a behind the scenes job but one that we couldnt do without.
City ServicesLeave No Trace
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One of the hallmarks of burning is leaving the land in the same or better condition as we found it. When we break down Mysteria the LNT team is there to help that happen. They work all burn long to encourage LNT and provides much needed extra eyes for moop sweeps and clean up during and after exodus
City ServicesLogistics
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Radios and Carts, someone has to keep track of these things! Logistics handles the paperwork and maintenance of two of our most used items, keeping Mysteria's volunteers communicating and in motion.
City ServicesMoonshiners
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Lighting the city every night, the moonshiners processional hangs lanterns along all our streets so you crazy hippies can find your way home. This is no small task given the huge number of lanterns to be filled, hung, and collected every day.
City ServicesRadio
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News? Music? Volunteer announcements? Wacky chat heads? Radio team has it all. This small team keeps the information flowing over Mystery Radio. Be sure to tune in while in your car and bring a small radio for walking about and a large one for your camp.
City ServicesSignage
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Signage team is responsible for creating and placing all the various signs at our burn. Label all the things! On site this team has shifts doing laminating of various badges and things and is responsible for making sure you all can figure out where your going on our large maps.
City ServicesTransformus Information Transmission Squad
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All the info you need to know and some you probably don't. TITS team can be found at their tent and/or walking around Mysteria spreading the good word. Events coming up? Volunteer needs? Misinformation? TITS has it all.
City ServicesVolunteer Coordination
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Action Hippies unite! Volunteer coordination helps organize and encourage all our volunteers and potential volunteers. Pre-burn they let you know who needs shifts signed up for and why it's important. On site they help you find the right place to volunteer. If a team needs help then you'll hear the VC crew yelling for you. On top of this VC takes good care of our volunteers by providing water and snacks for hard working action hippies. THANK YOU for volunteering!
CommunityCommunications
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Communications manages our monthly newsletters all year long. Acquiring, writing, and editing all the important bits to get the community the info it needs takes lots of time and effort. They also creat the Burn This Booklet and distribute it during Transformus.
CommunityWeb Team
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The transformus Website is year round work to keep updated and functioning for the communities use. The Web Team keeps things chugging along by updating content, creating and maintaining the volunteer system, and making sure the BoD doesn't break everything.
In&OutDepartment of Mysterian Transportation
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DMT gets you to and from where you need to go! This cart and trailer driving team helps keep our traffic flowing by reducing the cars allowed into the city and instead hauling you and your gear to and from your camp or neighborhood. The hours are long but the fun is huge. DMT gets to see nearly every Mysterian as they arrive and leave.
In&OutGate Team
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First stop on your way into the city, the Gate Team will take your ticket and waiver, get you banded up, and give you your first welcome home hug. These smiling faces can't wait to help you enter the city
In&OutGreeters
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WELCOME HOME! Greeters is responsible for welcoming every participant as they enter the city, ensuring everyone has what they need to survive for their stay, and imparting a little education about burn culture and how we do this thing. Virgins get special attention and education.
In&OutGet The Freaks In/Out
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This team manages the transfer stations where DMT will pick up and drop off mysterians and their gear during entry and exodus. GTFIO provides order and calmness to the chaos of 2500 burners trying to get where they need to be
In&OutIn & Out Coordinator
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The In and Out Coordinator helps keep all the teams related to entry and exodus working smoothly together. This point of contact works long before the event to create the entry and exit plan for the burn and ensure all related teams are on the same page.
In&OutParking Team
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Your car has to go somewhere, parking team tells you where to put it and helps make sure everyone fits into the lot nicely
In&OutTow Team
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Don't get stuck in the mud! But if you do, tow team will get you out!
In&OutTraffic Team
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Cars and the resulting traffic jams are everyone's worst headache. The Traffice team keeps the cars flowing smoothly, watches out for special situations as they arise, and makes sure everyone is safely moving through the city
Safety11th Principle Consent
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The 11th Principle educates and advocates for consensual interaction at the burn. Giving and receiving clear enthusiastic consent is the way to burn! There are several ways consent-loving volunteers can contribute this year, encouraging all community members to make the event consensually magnificent through Communication, Negotiation, and Participation!
SafetyDisability Services Liaison
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SafetyEmergency Services Dept. Coordinator
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SafetyFirst Aid
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SafetyFire Response Team
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If it burns they will come! FRT inspects fire flame effects and manages the safety of all our large art burns. They get to wear super hot silver suits and poke at burning things. Not for the feint of heart though, this is a big job and critical to all our safety.
SafetyRangers
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Rangers patrol the grounds with ranger shirts and radios and act as the first line of communication between participants and EMS, Sanctuary and Security. They unsnarl difficulties between people, camps, and just generally are there to help as needed.
SafetySanctuary
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Sanctuary tends to the emotional needs of Mysteria’s Citizens. We engage with participants who need someone to talk to or need assistance with emotional trauma they may be facing, whether interpersonal issues, anxiety, triggering of past events, or just overwhelmed and overstimulated by their experience.