We're a little under 2 months out from the event and there's some good coverage on the volunteer shifts. But there are still lots of open slots and lots of really good shifts left!
**REMEMBER: You must sign-up for and ATTEND two or more volunteer shifts that equal a total of 8 hours to be eligible for a volunteer incentive ticket code for next year's event.**
This means you can purchase your ticket early and don't have to worry about any general admission kerfuffle!
REMINDER: You must check-in at VHQ before your shifts in order to receive credit for shifts worked. It is your responsibility to check-in and we won't take lame excuses! Help us help you.
TRAINING: For any Safety Departments such as Ranger, Sanctuary or MEATs you must attend a training before you are able to work your shift. If you have questions about attending a training feel free to reach out on any of our Facebook pages, check our official calendar, or message the lead of that department. There is also on-site training available for Ranger and Sanctuary on the Friday of the event this year.
If you want to volunteer but might have physical limitations or are not able to attend a safety training before the event, there are still other departments that would love to have you:
Volunteer Headquarters is a great place if you have physical limitations and is also great for first-timers! You get to sit in the shade and greet/check-in all of the volunteers as they check-in for their shifts. We also help volunteers who would like to sign-up for extra shifts on-site. This is a wonderful way to meet new people! I am also looking for an Assistant Lead this year. The Assistant Lead shadows me during pre-event setup, works a few shifts at VHQ as well as on-call with a radio, and helps with post-event analysis.
Zone Guides are the wonderful people who help guide people to their camp location when they arrive at the event. They make sure everyone gets where they need to go and that everyone stays organized! This is a fun, low stress position and sometimes they'll even let you use a megaphone!
Parking is responsible for making sure all cars get parked in the right spot and are organized. You'll be really grateful for them when you're exhausted on Monday and can easily find your car so you can make a quick exodus.
Burn Perimeter gets you a front row seat to the burn! These volunteers make sure perimeter limits are maintained and ensure the safety of both our participants as well as our safety volunteers during the burn.
We all know Leave No Trace is one of the principles that helps ensure we are able to host this event from year to year. Earth Guardians are the magical people who help keep us all accountable and make sure the land is prettier than when we arrived. Please note: you are still responsible for your own trash and MOOP. Earth Guardians are just an extra set of eyes and hands to make sure we don't miss the small things that are easy to overlook. We will also need extra hands on deck for burn scar cleanup. These shifts are only an hour long, but we all know that many hands makes light work!
We're getting closer everyone. Let's make this shit happen!
Do you have a theme camp you plan to set up at Myschievia this year?
Have you registered your theme camp with the City department?
Do that here!
Are you unsure if your camp lead actually took the time to register or if they flaked again?
Check the Theme Camp page to see if your camp is on the list!
Remember, theme camp registration closes September 6th... only SEVENTEEN DAYS away!
Your media team has been working hard on making sure you're staying informed but we've also been having a great time looking at photos from the last few years.
Because we can't keep them all to ourselves, we've decided to slap them up on the ol' website to share them with all of you!
Click here for the new Myschievia Gallery!
Are you good with power tools?
Do you have a construction background?
Do you know about building things that are earth-friendly?
Come be a part of the META team!
Can you follow directions?
Are you proficient at keeping people fed and/or hydrated?
Can you lift heavy things over your head like the Hulk?
Come be a part of the META team!
Are you excited to share your love of all things taxidermy? Do you consider yourself an expert in the ways of Jediism and want to spread the word? Want to teach others how to speak to rocks?
Let people know about your amazing class/meal/social gathering/party!
Event registration for Myschevia 2019 is live. Click here to do the thing!
The Volunteer Schedule is live!
Would you like to keep tabs on what's going on with NTXB, Myschievia events, theme camp fundraisers, and local burner socials?
YOU TOTALLY CAN.
The official Myschievia calendar is public and can be subscribed to by anyone!
calendar.mys at gmail dot com
Android/Google phone: to add to your Google calendar, follow these steps.
iPhone: to add to your iCloud calendar, follow these steps.
Merge your life with us! Become one with the Myschievia universe!
Want your event added to the calendar? Email the web lead with information and we'll get you set up!
I know everyone is super eager to start signing up for their shifts and I am super ready for that madness to begin! I am waiting on some final approvals from the Leads on their shifts before I release the shift spreadsheet. You can expect sometime early next week for that to become available.
In the meantime, the Volunteer Form is up and running and everyone can start filling this out. As a reminder: you MUST fill this out before signing up for any shifts. If this form is not filled out, the leads will not be able to approve the shifts you request on the spreadsheet. PLEASE fill this out first!
Two new things that are changing this year:
We understand that volunteerism is a hot topic every year, and it will continue being a hot topic every year moving forward until we all die, I am sure! We know the system is not perfect and every year we try to get just a little bit better and adjust our behaviors based on prior experience. We appreciate your patience and understanding while we explore new ways of doing things.
If at any time you have questions, concerns, or need guidance on navigating your volunteer shifts; please do not hesitate to reach out to me or the lead of the department you are interested in volunteering in. Also feel free to check out the Volunteer Page for a little insight on what each position will entail. Please also try to be mindful that we ourselves are volunteers with jobs and responsibilities outside of this event and may not be able to answer in the immediate moment. However, we will do our best to answer questions as soon as possible. We value your efforts and know this event would not be able to happen without our volunteers!
2019 Volunteer Coordinator
The brilliant and wonderful volunteers at TexasTicketFairy.com have started the ticket exchange for Myschievia 2019 as of noon today! If you didn't get a ticket, head on over and get your name on the list. Remember, this is a volunteer created, organized, and maintained list so please have a little patience and be kind!
*TexasTicketFairy.com is its own entity and not affiliated with Myschievia or NTXB LLC. We have no access to the list or it's contents in any capacity.*
Hello fellow space conquerors, super novas, astronauts, and sea slugs!
Myschievia - We Are Star Stuff Art Grant Applications are coming to a close in less than two weeks! We wanted to give you a nudge incase there is an project you are thinking of bringing.
Art Grants are inclusive to EVERYONE besides Art Lead, LLC, and the volunteers of the Art Grant Committee. Whether you're thinking of: Trickery! Fire! Lights! Sculpture! Sound! Gifts! The sky is the limit.
Come one, come all and lets make some art for That Thing in The Woods!
Click here for the art grant application
Click here for the art grant committee inquiry
2019 Art Lead
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