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Decompression 2007 - Volunteer

The SF Decompression

Calling all Rockstar Volunteers!

It’s time to organize The San Francisco Decompression! If you want to volunteer at Decom this year, NOW is the time to check out the volunteer positions and get FIRST CHOICE on your shifts!!!

Read on and sign up now while you have your choice! Email firekitty(at)burningman(dot)com unless otherwise noted.


SATURDAY SET UP, Oct 6th: 6 people 1pm-5pm at location.

Description: Mapping out location, setting up electrical, heavy moving physical work.

SUNDAY SET-UP & DECOR, Oct 7th: 12 people Sunday 8am to noon at location.

Stage Décor (need 4 people),
Barricade Set-up (need 4 people),
Cocomo and General Set-up (4 people)
Gate set up 7:00am-11:30am (4 people)

Description: Heavy moving physical work.

BLOCK & PARK Hosts for 6 blocks (4 hr shifts)

SHIFT: 12-4pm: (1 per block) 8 shifts
SHIFT: 4-8pm (2 per block) 20 shifts
SHIFT: 8pm-Midnight (2 per block) 21 shifts

Description: Monitoring the block you are working, walking up and down, making sure people are not doing anything crazy or illegal like lighting toilet paper on fire and throwing it around. Park monitors are looking out for the park and making sure that people clean after themselves and their dogs are not digging holes, and things like that. We will have one training meeting before the event at BMHQ. More details to come.

EXODUS MONITORS SHIFT: 2 per block (3 hour shifts) Sunday night at location after event. Midnight- 3am

Description: After event is over we need people to start moving out. Exodus monitors help people understand that the party is over and it's time to clear out. Lots of walking around and talking to people (in a nice way) about exiting.

LEAVE NO TRACE Clean-Up Vols: 4pm-12am 4 hour shifts

Description: Pick up trash and recyclables in park and on street while walking around and helping Blue’s recycle team.

COMMISSARY VOLUNTEERS: 14 people needed, morning shift 5 hours, all others are 4 hours shifts 7am-11pm

Description: Working with food, food prep set up and clean up, serving the performers and artists.

MONDAY CLEAN-UP: Need 6-10 people 11am-4pm

This is a paid position so if you are looking for some extra cash this would be great for you. $10 an hour but you do not get into the event for free. Description: cleaning up and picking up after the event. Recycling garbage and using brooms.

WILL CALL Gate teams: 31 shifts 8am-11pm 4.5 hour shifts

Description: This job is vital. We need trustworthy people to work the gates and the main entrance. This will include checking off people who are on the Will Call list and directing them to the right location. Will Call team will be working closely with Kristy, the Will Call List Bitch.She is great and if you are interested in this role you will be in contact with her before the event.

Please email me your top 3 choices in case the ones you want are full.

And if you are interested in working more then one shift that is great and please let me know that in your email.

TICKET TAKERS: 14 shifts 11:45am-11pm 4 hour shifts

Description: This job is very fun but you are going to be mostly on your feet. What ticket takers do is just that: they take tickets of people who are coming in to the event as well as stamp people who are leaving so they can come back. This is an easy job with lots of energy.


Description: We are looking for people who have pick-up trucks to be part of our Transportation team. The Transpo team is in charge of moving things like tables and chairs to the right location from BMHQ. To be a part of transpo you must have your own truck and be willing to show up for set up at 8am the day of the event.

To get started, just let firekitty(at)burningman(dot)com know what you are interested in and provide your contact info, including name, phone and email.!