Burning Bär is a participative event made by burners for burners. Its success hinges on your involvement!
Build means arriving at the castle 2-3 days ahead of time to prepare all the rooms for the burn.
hands-on mentality, experienced with tools, good physical strength (not necessary but certainly a plus)
Deco involves decorating the venue; unloading art pieces and assisting with setup; and removing decorations at the end of the burn.
creative, art-loving, hands-on mentality
Gate shift is about being the first point of contact for new arrivals, checking tickets, and enforcing the strict no-ticket-no-entry policy.
Communicative, stress-resistant, able to remain friendly but firm at all times
Quarter helpers assist the quarter master with room assignments and show new arrivals to their dorm beds.
Helpful, good social skills
A shift at the VolunTea Lounge involves answering any questions volunteers may have about their jobs; coordinating requests; and pouring tea.
friendly, good social skills, experience with a samowar
Fluffers support shift leads and other volunteers, run errands, and generally take care of people to help keep everyone’s spirits up.
helpful, sociable, nurturing, intuitive
Rangers help ensure the safety and well-being of the community. They serve as community mediators and provide reliable information.
reliable, patient, solution-oriented
MOOP hunters collect any matter out of place to help keep the castle nice and clean; and they remind people to take responsibility for their trash.
hands-on mentality, not afraid of dirt
The EXTRAWURST of volunteering. Effigy support involves setting up our effigy -- the Bär -- that will go up in flames on Saturday night.
hands-on mentality, experienced with tools, willingness to work outside