Coordinate activities like sunrise yoga, lessons on how to plant your very own unicorn, or an open dialogue about what it means to be a burner. Performance Support plays cupid, matchmaking Theme Camps with space to host and YOUtopians seeking a space to express their creativity.
Center Camp & Temple
Help manage the stage and activities at Center Camp or care for the sacred space at the Temple. This crew maintain the central areas where each and every YOUtopian can participate
Keep us safe from lighting ourselves, others, and anything other than approved art and performance on fire.
Welcome participants with open arms into YOUtopia, making sure they know where they’re going, answer questions, and give (consensual) hugs.
Gate & Ticketing
Ensure participants have adulted properly and arrived with ticket and parking pass, and without dogs, cats, glass, or 5-gallon buckets of glitter. Also make people sign innumerable forms waiving rights to life, liberty, and personal hygiene.
Leave No Trace
The Leave No Trace (LNT) crew makes sure participants do just that, leaving a pristine location when the event is over. They help educate participants on minimizing ecological impact and “Pack It In, Pack It Out” principles.
City Planning figures out where everything will fit, in the most ridiculously optimal way. They tetris in theme camps and art and portos and Waldo stations – and create the oh-so-sexy maps.
Media captures magic YOUtopian moments so we can relive them again and again through photography and videography.
Hardworking volunteers like food. If you join commissary, you will give people food, and then people will like you.
Please / Volunteer
Please supports the service of all other YOUtopia volunteer crews. Their mission is to ensure volunteers take care of themselves by delivering food, foot rubs, and fun. And pee breaks.
Road Warriors (Parking)
All hail the snuggle-bunnies who make sure all participants get where they’re going when they drive in to the event, and then GTFOffsite – as 99.99% of vehicles at YOUtopia are parked offsite once they’re unloaded. Road warriors help with parking, direct traffic, and towing your vehicle if you ignore instructions to move your car 37 times.
Transportation & Art Cars
Help facilitate shuttles and art cars to help cruise participants around YOUtopia in style. Volunteer drivers need to proof of a valid driver’s license and meet age requirements to operate event vehicles.
Wolf Pack (Setup & Teardown)
Abiding by their motto, “First To Come, Last To Pull Out,” the Wolf Pack are a die-hard crew. Building the event from the ground up, this crew sees to it that the infrastructure for our fair city is in place for the event, and torn down when it’s all over.
Waldo stations are safety outposts sprinkled around the city. Anyone in need of Rangers, Medical, Fire Safety, or Security can find a Waldo station and get assistance from a Waldo directly, or ask the Waldo to radio for additional help.
Rangers roam the city providing assistance to YOUtopians in need, be it conflict resolution and peer mediation, calling for medical or emergency services support, lending an ear or a helping hand, or giving directions to the nearest portos. Rangers walk the grounds in pairs equipped with radios, ready to offer help when needed. Rangers must have completed Black Rock City or Pacific Southwest Ranger training in order to volunteer on the YOUtopia Rangers team. Training opportunities will be available prior to the event. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Rangers can also always be found at Safety HQ at the top of the hill in area 5.
Dispensary checks out (and back in!) event equipment or supplies you need to do your job. This team keeps meticulous records of who took what, where, and when and comes after you with a baseball bat if you don’t return that radio.
Coffee & Ice
If you’re a social butterfly who can handle the occasional rush of hippies in-need while maintaining your basic math skills and sense of humor, this is the team for you.