Volunteers, Volunteers, Lend Us Your Time!

Oct 26, 2021

There are an absolute plethora of year-round volunteer roles within Kiwiburn that are currently (in some cases desperately) seeking capable applicants. If you are interested in giving back to your Burner community, in helping Kiwiburn continue to thrive – even grow – why not take a look? 

Surveying Lead

This role leads the team of 3-4 people responsible for physically implementing the layout of the Kiwiburn site for theme camps, art, infrastructure, and general camping. This means budgeting for the team, supporting Town Planning to create a viable map for you to carry out, and most importantly, being on the Paddock for five days before Burn to mark out the map, install road signs, mow the road, and other such shenanigans. After the Burn you’ll spend a day packing down, then later write a report. If you’ve got surveying skills and GIS knowledge ,that’s a plus, but so long as you can focus on the big picture, that’ll do as a minimum.

Services Facilitator

This ExCom member is responsible for looking after Kiwiburn’s “front of house” teams both on- and off-site: Gate, Greeters, Ticketing, Traffic and Parking. This involves project and timeline management, and strong cross-team communication to produce documents and policies. The role is 2-5 hours per week year-round, rising to 5-10 hours a week from September until the Burn; you’d also be on the Paddock for 4-5 days prior to the event. Prior team and project management experience is a must, and previous leadership experience within Kiwiburn is desirable.

Services Facilitator 2iC

Essentially, a sidekick to help the Services Facilitator achieve everything described above! This role is also 2-5 hours per week year-round, rising to 5-10 hours a week from September until the Burn, with the ability to stand in for your Lead on the Paddock should the need arise. Requires a good team player with excellent communication and time-management skills, and some team-management experience.

Conduct Committee Lead

This role manages the process of dealing with reports of behaviour that transgresses the Kiwiburn Code of Conduct. We need someone with experience in mental health, mediation, complaints and conflict resolution, or other trauma-informed practice, as well as excellent communication and organisation skills, plus a strong sense of healthy boundaries, empathy, and a stomach for unpleasant subjects. Up to 3 hours per week.

Onsite Crew Support

This role looks after the onsite crew working to set up Kiwiburn on the Paddock. The job ranges from helping create inclusive menus to providing daily emotional support and organising crew events. We need someone who has experience and training in managing mental health issues, and can be on the Paddock from the start of January.

Sanitation 2iC

This sidekick helps choose where the toilets are placed, check that they’re clean, stock and restock them with dunny paper and hand sanny, and even decorate them. Less than an hour a week year-round, but busy during the Burn itself.

Arts Facilitator 2iC

This sidekick talks to Theme Camp leads and works with Paddock artists, to enforce processes and keep an eye on arts budgets and grants. 2-5 hours per week.

Accessibility, Consent, and Rainbow Leads

These roles lead teams within the Community Department – liaising with the community to: break down accessibility barriers; guide Kiwiburn’s efforts to ensure participants keep each other safe by embracing the principle of consent; make our Burn safe, inspiring, and empowering for LGBTQI+ participants. Each role is about two hours a week year-round, and requires you to be responsive via email and Slack.

Sustainability Crew/Scrum Supporter

This role revolves around making the Sustainability Leads’ work smoother, facilitating weekly catch-ups online, and preparing for the set-up of a physical space at the event. Looking for an active listener and flexible team player. 1-3 hours per week leading up to the Burn with some responsibilities on the Paddock.

Check out all these roles and more here, and volunteer by filling in this nifty form.


Image credit: Author: Tungilik. Source: Wikicommons.

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