Apogaea is an event FOR the participants, BY the participants. Click below to sign up for your volunteer shifts!
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.
This page provides information about volunteering during the event. If you are interested in volunteering before the event, please go to the Join the Organization page. Some positions that require special skills or considerable commitment of time and responsibility at and before the event, may guarantee a ticket or a lower-priced ticket. These special roles are generally filled well ahead of time, but there may be a few left even closer to the event. Please check out "Ignition" positions, "Sparks" positions, or Medical and Fire positions (BAMF) if you feel qualified and motivated to apply for something along those lines.
Volunteer Opportunities - Click Below To Sign Up!
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!
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.
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).
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.
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.