Volunteer FAQs

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Do I need a ticket to volunteer?

YES. All volunteers must have a participant ticket to the event itself. No exceptions. Volunteering will NOT get you in the gate – only a ticket will.


How do I go about volunteering?

Log in to your account on this website — go to the section on the menu marked “Volunteer.” Choose whatever team tickles your pickle(back), and you’re off to the races. Pick some shifts that interest you and sign up for them. If you’re not sure what the teams do, you can check out the “Teams” page under the Volunteer menu. It’s that simple!


I’m all signed up — can I get in early?

All volunteers may be permitted to enter the day prior to their shift; however, you should check with your team lead to be sure. Early entry is heavily regulated and you must be signed up for the shift online, before sign-up closes. Your profile information on the site must be accurate (Name, Email, Burn name) or you may be denied entry.


Where do I enter my ticket number when I volunteer?

You don’t have to! Whee! We used to have this as a requirement, but it got too confusing. Just make sure you’ve got your ticket, and go sign up.


How do I get my ticket refunded once I’ve signed up for my volunteer shifts?

Short answer is: you don’t. This isn’t a festival, so you don’t get ticket credit for volunteering. You get the awesome ability to be insanely sexy though (because everyone knows volunteers are sexy) and the knowledge that you’re the walking, talking embodiment of, like, a bunch of principles, man.


Should I volunteer before I have a ticket?

We beg of you: while your intentions are solid, please please DO NOT sign up before you have a ticket.


I can’t remember what I’ve signed up for – where can I find that info?

Log in to your account — go to the Volunteer section, scroll down. Your shifts are all listed! Now, jot those puppies down, ‘cause radical self-reliance is radical :)


Whoops, my schedule has changed – how can I change the shifts I’ve signed up for?

 Same basic steps as above – only when you get to your profile, you can choose “clear” for shifts. But! You can go sign up for new ones that match your schedule better, just like we went over above.


Will anyone remind me of my shifts?

You will get an email with them about a week before the event. Keep it safe!


I’m afraid I’ll forget what shifts I’ve signed up for once I get to Mysteria – is there anyone that can help me with that?

Why yes! We have a whole team for that very thing – Mission Control, located in Center Camp. They’ll have a list of all the shifts. While you’re there, consider signing up for more volunteer shifts for the teams that need it most!


I want to sign up on site during the event – can I do that?

Sure can! Those Mission Control folks are at your beck and call for this very thing! They’ll keep a running list of which teams are in desperate need – rightthisecond because folks haven’t showed up, and on other days where they might know they’ve got gaps. Inevitably, you’ll find yourself with some time when you’re like “dude, I wish I had something to DO right now” — and you can go see the hotties at MC to get you some action.


What are the teams?

There are many. A quick guide can be found under “Teams” in the Volunteer tab.