Welfare for KB 19'!
The Welfare DREAM is up. Please - who is planning on joining welfare - give your tokens towards welfare!!!!
This thread will serve to plan & discuss Welfare for Kiez Burn 2019. Welfare has won the most popular "area" of Kiez Burn in the past, so it's impossible to imagine Kiez Burn without Welfare! And we need YOU to make it happen again.
What is Welfare?
Welfare (often called "Sanctuary" in other Burns) station is aiming for being available to supply immediate solutions for the well-being of KB participants. Our volunteers hold space and decide together with you how to reduce distressed situations – a cup of tea, a good talk, earplugs, a little rest with a cozy blanket or just being silent together and taking a deep breath
Why is Welfare important?
Because it's OK to ask for help when you are emotionally struggling, and there can be so many reasons for that. Burn events are highly intensified events that can lead to distress, whether you are feeling lonely, sad, confused, sleep deprived, took too much of this/that, struggling with your partner/friends, sleep deprived or simply overwhelmed by everything and need to relax for a bit! Welfare space will provide a safe and sober space for you to return to your center and also integrate your moment of difficulty so hopefully you can grow from it and return to the Playa in a better shape, with more tools for the near and far future.
What are the next steps?
After successfully leading Welfare for KB 17' & 18', @stefanapel cannot take a lead role this year. This means Welfare is looking for a new Lead! It doesn't have to be one person, quite the opposite - 2 co-leads or a core-team crew has proved itself in the past, sharing the workload. Ariel what about your plans?
The starting point is quite good, as the last 2 years were a great success, and there is already a feeling of a Welfare-community of volunteers and "fans". Moreover, some of the "content" is already there (texts, volunteering structure, some equipment, placement, training option) so I would say this is super manageable for a new Lead to take over!
This is what I can think of right now as the first steps/responsibilities that the new Lead/s will need to figure out. I am sure @stefanapel can help/assist/guide:
*** Physical Structure
In the last couple of years Welfare had a really nice, big Yurt tent but that was borrowed/rented from the scouts and is in doubt for this year.
*** Comms with KBorg
The Lead will need to be in touch with KBorg regarding technical things like confirming placement from last year, power needs etc
I would suggest starting by reaching out to volunteers from the last 2 years, try to form a more committed crew of "core-team" (someone to be responsible for comms, someone for volunteers, someone for Deco etc), see who's up for it and later reach out to the wider community with some posts on Talk and Facebook, alongside the Newsletter and KB meetings. Welfare is ideally open 24h so the more volunteers, the better.
*** Inventory check
There is quite a lot of Welfare stuff spread around in different places but mostly the KB storage next to Freiland. Someone will need to go there and sort out everything and see what else is missing. Eventually there should be a list of "what we have" VS "what we need" and then perhaps how much will it cost (that can be requested as a Dream).
*** Welfare training
This has been wonderful at the past, especially to give confidence to new volunteers. A date, location and a plan for that would be needed. All the material is basically ready.
The way that it would go, is that you put up a dream on the dreams platform: http://dreams.kiezburn.org And then Kiez Burn organization will fund maximum 400€. If you would need more money, then that can be raised through the dreams platform where ppl will vote for art proposals after they have bought a ticket. The requirement stays however, that you first need to put up a dreams on the dreams platform.
Everyone, feel free to edit the thread to add/ask stuff.
Kai Gutzeit started a time poll April 3rd, 2019 22:54
Welfare Meeting Kick Off Closed 9:00pm - Monday 8 Apr 2019
As it seems to fit best, Let's meet on the 8th of April (Monday). I can offer my office as a Space. Let's aim to start at 1900. The adress is Lenaustr 8, 12047 Berlin. Close to Hermannplatz. The Bell says Dr. Gutzeit. No Food nor drinks available, but there is a Späti just around the corner
|April 8th, 2019 17:00||
Daniel Regev April 3rd, 2019 23:02
I am working that eve but will be able to do 19:00 until 21:00 on a video call.
In order to get some experienced KB Welfare peeps, would be good to maybe post about this meeting here:
@kaigutzeit I can do it if you wish me to