Volunteer at Apogaea


June 9 - 11, 2022

The Portals Have Closed...
See you in 2023!


Apogaea is made entirely out of volunteer dedication and love. We are hundreds of volunteers, working and playing together year-round and during the event to produce Apogaea’s infrastructure. Event Volunteers make up the main force, aided by Sparks and Ignition steering groups. As volunteers we enjoy an opportunity to participate, make friends, play, learn and practice a variety of skills!

Volunteer Roles At Apogaea

Introduce participants to our culture and values

Communicate the happenings by producing: survival guide, WWWW, graphics, video, photography and more!

Provide guidance and support to department leads

Provide safety services to participants

Ensure that volunteer operation is going smoothly, fill in any needed role

Serve coffee at center camp

Ensure participant safety by directing art car traffic

Set up, maintain and tear down physical infrastructure: roads, structures, porto potties, generators, fire barrels and other equipment

Maintain perimeter and fire safety at fire performances

Check in the arriving participants

Welcome and guide participants upon arrival

Serve ice at the event

Answer various participant questions

Light the lamps at night and recharge batteries during the day

Direct parking to maximize flat space for humans and tents

Coordinate the placement of main things at the event

Ensure safety of participants by constructive means

Coordinate the volunteer force operations

Coordinate activities for youth during the event

Open Ignition & Sparks Roles

Join Ignition and Sparks steering groups! These roles are responsible for smooth event operation and year-round projects. To apply for an open role, fill out the form below!

Open Ignition Roles

Open to experienced DPW Leads and properly trained volunteers, contact [email protected] for info and Volunteer Database password.

The Internal Communications & Collaborations lead is responsible for working with the various department leads to find, document, and implement tools and processes to improve communications and collaboration. This includes, but is not limited to the wiki, discussion groups/forums, task & date tracking, and contact management solutions.

Produces surveys, the census, ember report collection, and elections. Uses Google Forms. Collects and shares results of voting and surveys.

This lead will work directly with the Volunteer Department Lead to define each year’s specific requirements and provide support for the Volunteer Database.

As Apogaea grows, so does our document archive, the Apo Wiki. We’ve worked hard to get things cleaned up and organized, but we’re looking for someone to help maintain our documentation into infinity and beyond. Primarily, this role will involve making updates and managing content.

Open Sparks Roles

The Art Fair Kitten is a Spark level position within CATS. You will be responsible for planning and organizing the annual Apogaea Art Fair which takes place sometime in March or April. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): securing a venue, recruiting and registering artists who wish to participate, advertising the event to the community, setup/tear down the day of, etc.

Open to 2nd year DPW Crew and experienced kick-ass volunteers.  Crew Lead shifts available on the Volunteer Database (link above), or contact [email protected] to find the right job for you.

Open Ignition & Spark Positions

Thank you for your interest in Apogaea! Please fill out the form below and one of our volunteers will be in touch as soon as possible.

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