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Apogaea - Regional Colorado Burning Man Event

Volunteer at Apogaea

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Apogaea is an event held by the participants, for the participants. And one of the best ways to participate is by signing up for volunteer shifts during the event! It's a boat load of fun, and it really enhances the Apogaea experience. And it makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside. And quite often, outside as well. But any itching or burning should be checked out by your doctor.

Most of our participants volunteer to keep the event we all love running smoothly.  Since we consider this kind of civic participation to be an important part of the experience, general volunteering does not guarantee a ticket, or a lower priced ticket, or really anything other than that you will be participating in keeping Apogaea awesome!

There are many different ways to get involved and volunteer at the event. Click the button below to sign up for available volunteer positions, and keep reading to find out more about all our different volunteer departments!

Volunteer Departments

Protect our borders! Verify citizenship! Be an ASS! Sign up for an ASS shift in the database. Email ass@apogaea.com for more info!
Center Camp offers a venue for individuals and groups to perform on stage, host workshops, and express their art outside the context of another theme camp. A fun shift at the very Center of Apogaea. Email centercamp@apogaea.com for more info!
Help with set-up and tear-down of the main public spaces and facilities. DPW works mainly before the start and after the end of the event. Email info@apogaea.com for more info!
Help with set-up and tear-down of the main public spaces and facilities. DPW works mainly before the start and after the end of the event. Email dpw@apogaea.com for more info!
Interested in volunteering with Fire and Medical? We'd love to have you! Professional experience with Fire and Medical services is important and needed but we also have openings for non-professionals with a good attitude and a desire to learn. Email bamf@apogaea.com for more info!
Sometimes you just don't know what's going to come up. This is the role that handles that - you'll be doing whatever is needed just then. That could be filling in for another role that's short-handed, taking care of odd jobs, or three different things over the course of the shift. Email info@apogaea.com for more info!
While Greeters are all about the fun factor, volunteers at the gate help us stay on top of important business. Help collect waivers, check IDs, give out wristbands and get attendees on their way to the greeters station! Email gate@apogaea.com for more info!
In many ways, this is the most important role to be filled at Apogaea. It's also one of the most fun! Greeting is all about helping new arrivals make the transition from the hassles of their work week and the long drive into that fabulous magical world that brings us together. There's plenty of information to give out at the gate, but the most important part of the role is, well, funkadelic vibe induction! If you think your groove is contagious, we'll need a good-sized reception crew all the way into Sunday. Consider enlisting your campmates to work the same shift as you do - team greeting is a blast! Email greeters@apogaea.com for more info!
Sit in our shaded Info Booth, answer people's questions, and call on the radio for any needed Ranger or First Aid help. A radio - and answers to many common questions - will be provided. Those familiar with the event layout and logistics will be most comfortable in this role, but anyone is welcome to take on the role and meet a whole new set of friends. Feel free to have friends join you at the booth. Email infobooth@apogaea.com for more info!
Join the team that brings some festive light to Apogaea as the sun goes down. All of the pagaentry you'd expect, only less solemn and more silly! Shifts will generally be over within one hour. Evening shifts light LED lanterns, morning shifts take down lamps and recharge batteries. Email info@apogaea.com for more info!
Help us Leave No Trace at the end of the event. No special skills are needed, but the ability to encourage people to clean up after themselves (no Matter Out Of Place) and recycle and compost is key in this role. Email greeners@apogaea.com for more info!
Help us jam the cars in like sardines, while maximizing the flat space for humans and tents. Benefits: Roam through Apogaea visiting people (and asking them to move their cars), act important, wear orange vests, costume opportunity (sheriff, bad cop, Reno 911, *just* an orange vest, badger badger). Email parkingbadgers@apogaea.com for more info!
As usual in Colorado, we have lots of space at this site, but little of it is open and level. If we're going to find comfortable space for everyone, we'll have to use that flat camping space efficiently. That's where the Placement crew comes in - you'll help people who are arriving find a good place to set up, make sure our space is used efficiently, and help park cars so that access isn't restricted. We'll need a crew of patient people with good spatial and communication skills beginning Thursday afternoon and continuing through Saturday night. Email placement@apogaea.com for more info!
Anyone with a level head and positive spirit can make a large difference in how fun and safe the event is for others -- but, a little bit of preparation can go a long way toward focusing those skills and improving communication in this often-delicate work. The ranger meeting and training session will be required. Expect three to four hours of discussion and role-playing. It's possible that there might be a second training session scheduled. If you can't make it on the date (yet to be posted), but you are interested, please contact us. To stretch the resources of people who put in this kind of investment of time, Trained Rangers will work six-hour shifts between noon and early morning, roaming the site and keeping an eye out for problems. This is your chance to make a truly huge difference in someone's day. Common sense and humor are the best traits to bring to the job. Email rangers@apogaea.com for more info!

Want to get involved with Apo on a deeper level? Our currently open Ignition (year-round) positions are listed here!

Open Ignition Positions