Apogaea 2020 is currently being rescheduled.
Please watch this website for updates.
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!
You will need to create an account at volunteer.apogaea.com to sign up for volunteer shifts!
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
Create, manage and maintain the space which is “Center Camp”. The Center Camp Infrastructure Lead will work closely with the Center Camp Coordinator, Performances and Cafe Leads to plan, budget, procure and set-up the layout of Center Camp to meet their needs as well as to ensure that Center Camp is a communal space for all Apogaeans.
The CC Performance & Art Facilitator breathes life into the flesh and bones of our big-top by reaching out to the community and recruiting, organizing, scheduling, and promoting art installations, workshops, and performances. This position requires a person who is self-motivated, has good organizational and multi-tasking skills, is an assertive and good communicator, is comfortable with the word “deadline”, and plays well with others.
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.
Department of Public Works (DPW) is looking for a driver with experience driving Heavy Equipment and Bobcat/skidsteer earthmovers. The volunteer should be proficient with the use of a skidsteer loader bucket and fork attachments. The driver should be able to work safely around untrained people, and of course, must be able to be 100% sober for their shifts. Work typically includes materials handling and earthwork. Contact [email protected] for more info and tell us about your relevant experience.