Volunteer at Apogaea


Volunteer Signups Are NOW OPEN!

You will need to create an account at volunteer.apogaea.com to sign up for volunteer shifts!

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

Volunteer Shifts Are NOW OPEN!

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

The Department of Public Works (DPW) is looking for a competent person to help with contracting and vendor relations in the months before Apogaea.  If you’re the kind of person that likes to do your work in advance so your time is free at the event, then we need your help.  Experience is not required but being willing to learn and having time to contact vendors and build relationships is.  Thank you and we hope you will join our team.

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.

Radios at Apogaea are essential for daily operations and emergency communications.  We are looking for a dependable person to manage the radios and assist in their deployment and return.  The Radio Lead will be available onsite during Work Weekend and the event, although no specific shifts are required.

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.

DPW Business Services is looking for a Spark to be our vendor contact onsite.  Are you good at establishing contact and rapport with new people?  Would you like to help DPW in a job with no heavy lifting?  If so we’ve got your volunteer position here!  Be on our team and help make Apogaea Go!

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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