0. How to Volunteer ?
This Thread is to Welcome newbies that have got the intention to get involved in Kiez Burn. It is a sort of a guideline for Volunteers.
Welcome to Kiez Burn, and to our communication platform Talk! We see you wanna volunteer or get more involved, and perhaps you wanna have some sort of guidance on how to find your way.
No matter your experience, you are welcome to join, really, YOU ARE WELCOME. Kiez Burn is an experiment, we don't really know what we are doing here, but we just do our best, come and join, really! kiez burn needs you!!!
Here we offer you basic instructions on how you could begin. The loose end where to pull from to be part of Kiez Burn.
You can choose to only volunteer onsite or to also get involved pre-event by making amazing things happen.
Volunteering pre-event - get truly involved.
Here we offer you one path that will take you straight into it!
Check out Realities Platform, our mapping tool
If not so sure how it works, See here how does Realities work
See the listed Responsibilities within Needs and identify the ones that interest you the most. Which one motivates you to participate.
Go on the Planning group, join all subgroups in it and see if there are open Threads to find initiatives or a potential team/ co-leads to work with. Perhaps there are more people out there waiting for you to co-create. Here is the 2022 Planning group.
If you are inspired and enthusiastic, go ahead! Sign in on Realities and become a Realizer (only email required, but please use your real name so we know who you are + potentially your phone number)
If you are curious, check out what and how it was done in previous years. This info is also available on Realities platform on the "Related Discussions" ( those are links to drive docs or Talk threads ).
You could also contact your Guide if further questions.
Envision how would you like carry on your ideas, How you wanna make it happen!
Make public your idea/doubts on Talk to let the community help you decide, participate, and get involved.
Go to meetings, chat with fellows burners.
Here we will list you all the fun stuff that is happening during the event but giving you an overview; you might wanna know this:
Each onsite volunteer role listed in this section is organized (Realized) by one or two people (sometimes several). They are also volunteers, and they need more volunteer help onsite.
The Realizer/s will support the team of volunteers to achieve the goal.
To volunteer onsite means to sign up for any shift/s during the event, build and/or strike.
The length of the shift might vary. This is decided by who is Organizing it, according to the Needs of the event.
The volunteer Sing up starts around 2 months before the event, and anyone with a Ticket can (and is expected to) volunteer onsite.
Volunteering onsite time frame:
Some volunteering shifts on site are for during the Build period, other during the event, and others only for Build&Strike.
What does this mean?
Build: 3/4 days period where all camps, art projects, and the whole thing is built up.
Event: 5 days period starting when the Gate opens to welcome the newcomers
Strike 2/3 days period when all structures are taken down, and we clear up the site.
What are the volunteering options Onsite?
Build set up: help to build up structures and moving stuff
Power Ranger: help install power cords throughout the site
Aquarius help install water connections
Gate: ticket controlling at the entrance
Greeters: say Hello and welcome the newcomers after they pass the Gate
Fluffer: help other volunteers, bring freshwater & snacks during build.
Welfare: help and support
First Aid: help to bridge the situation until a professional arrives
Rangers: our burner security on site
Fire Guardians: hold fire perimeter during the fire show
Strike Crew. help taking down structures and clear up the site.