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Take the Be the Crew Survey

To learn more about BitF and stay informed about current volunteer opportunities please join the BitF discussion group on Facebook


There are many different areas to lend a helping hand. Please read the descriptions below to get a sense of what each department is all about. On the next page please tell us which departments you’d like to get involved with (maximum of two) and then select the specific team(s) you’d like to be placed on (maximum of two).

Once you’ve completed the survey we will connect you with the group who will put your happiest self to work at creating a BitF 2019 that is unforgettable for everyone!

  • OPS
    The Ops team is all about safely and efficiently getting in, out, and situated at the event in the most FUN way possible! These lovely people will greet you at the gate, get you sorted out for parking and direct you to your camp. Volunteers needed in: Gate, Parking, Onsite Placement. Pre-event shifts available!
    The best BitF is a safe BitF! We need responsible individuals who would like to contribute to making this a safe, fun environment for everyone. Volunteers needed: Rangers, Harm Reduction/Sanctuary, Fire Perimeter, Fire Techs
  • DPW
    DPW is short for “Department of Public Works,” similar to the crew at Burning Man. Can you wield a shovel? Like to get your hands dirty and build things? Do you know how to fix a generator or just how to start one? These folks set up and tear down infrastructure for the event. We need a Crew of hardy souls who want to arrive early, stay a whole week in paradise, and help us build the jank! DPW can be a good solid workout at times, so bring your muscles! Volunteers needed in: Advance Site Prep, Setup, Teardown, and Leave No Trace.
    Do you have a passion for art, colour, decorating? Creative people are needed to help with BitF curation in all it’s beautiful forms. Your imagination and talent are just waiting to be unleashed all up in here. Volunteers needed for: Centre Camp Set Up/Teardown, Activities and Workshops as well as help setting up the Temple and Effigy.
    Our wonderful Temple Guardians are also part of this group!
    Wouldn’t you like to volunteer for the Volunteer team? It’s like Volunteer inception! This year at BitF will again feature a Crew Headquarters, which will be a place for people to sign up for shifts on site and to connect with team leads. Seeking people to assist folks with questions and pointing them in the right direction. Volunteers are also needed for the Volunteer Appreciation BBQ to be held on July 28th, and for Commissary during event build week and the event.
    Acculturation Ambassadors are all about being fully engaged and informing others of all things BitF. You share the heart of BitF throughout the event by welcoming participants as individuals and holding a friendly and approachable presence while walking the grounds. You believe in the value of the 10 Burning Man Principles and are passionate about spreading that message at BitF in support of propagating a positive, consensual, creative, & safe culture! Your mission as an Acculturation Ambassador: to help educate and encourage participants to act on their inspirations and jump in to participate with people who may be needing that extra little push of support. You guide people to uphold the Burning Man Principles as an act of personal accountability. Ideally, every person who attends BitF would act as an Ambassador to Acculturation, however, we are creating an official BitF team for those benevolent people who are willing to step it up a notch. We welcome applications from folks who have attended at least 2 BitFs. Outside of the ten principles, we invite you to share one or two specific messages that you are passionate about & feel our newer burners could benefit from, or that would help integration. Acculturation Ambassadors are needed during the event Thursday through Saturday.