How to get involved with Anonymous Village
The most important thing you can do monthly by is joining us on our conference calls. This gives you the opportunity to have a voice in what happens with the village and more opportunities to get involved. Our conference calls are on the first Monday of every month at 7 pm PST. To join our calls you can call 712-832-8326 and the access code is 7756319.
Every year we have a business meeting at Burning Man on the Saturday of Burn Week. This is where you can get voted into a service position with Anonymous Village. By joining the conference calls monthly you can get to know other camp members and get known for the upcoming service commitment elections at Burning Man. You can also get involved with current committee service groups.
Request to work on our build crew or placement crew at Burning Man if you can come early. Build week is the week before the week Burning Man takes place. By volunteering to help us during this week you can get into the Directed Group Sale where you have an opportunity to get a ticket and Work Access Pass (wap) that will get you into the even early. The Directed Group Sale occurs in March but we occasionally have a surplus of early access tickets.
Join a service committee:
Below are the various types of service commitments we have available at The Anonymous Village. Access applications to join our service crews by clicking or tapping on the images to the left:
Also referred to as "Gracer" (Greeter+Placement), these positions are responsible for the layout of the village on the assigned real estate on the playa in such a way that the needs of the individual villagers are met to the extent possible while maintaining a welcoming atmosphere from the road.
This generally includes ensuring that persons who need RV service can be accommodated, persons leaving early can access the exit roads, generators aren't located next to tents, women who wish to be with other women can do so, old friends get placed next to those they wish to see, those arriving late have space, emergency space exists, and that the camp is otherwise laid out in a harmonious and efficient manner.
The people holding these positions may need to be available for Set-Up Week. They work closely with the Borg Liaison, Hospitality, Builder, and others to ensure a functional space. They assure incoming Villagers are greeted during the event to assure they set up in a designated spot. This person should ensure that other gracers are trained in all aspects of the position and have all the necessary information to assist, especially during event week.
These positions oversee the build-up and tear-down of all infrastructure needed for Anonymous Village to exist on playa each year.
The Hammer Crew works closely with other primary positions to solve issues related to budget, placement and other Village needs. Individuals on The Hammer Crew should ensure other members are trained in all aspects of the position and that they have all necessary information to step in if needed.
Members of The Hammer Crew may need to be available during our Set-Up Week.
These positions are responsible for ensuring that all AV participants are aware of their individual responsibilities to assure we leave no trace on the playa. They advise, educate and enact with regards to best practices to accomplish a no-trace village that receives a green score on the post-event Moop Map, which affects future village placement.
The Moop Crew enlists the help of Villagers to do moop sweeps, prepare informational signs, facilitate meeting announcements on playa, and solicit the assistance of others to carry trash off-playa.
This person should ensure that one alternate is trained in all aspects of the position and has all the necessary information to step in if needed. There is one alternate for this position.
These positions ensure that adequate snacks and drinks are available on-playa 24/7.
The Hospitality Crew coordinates the pot-luck dinners, inform Villagers of opportunities to volunteer, coordinate with the Moop Czar to ensure trash is removed, oversee the set-up and break down of the Hospitality Yurt and Tent, ensure purchase of budgeted items for the event and transportation to the playa, inform others of opportunities to donate supplies, and otherwise help make sure that AV is a welcoming place.
This crew should ensure that other members are trained in all aspects of the position and has all the necessary information to step in if needed.
These positions are responsible for setting up, maintenance and disassembly of the components of our solar power system.
The Solar Crew ensures that batteries are transported off-playa for off-season maintenance, the on-playa components are packed securely, all tools and equipment necessary for the installation are available, and the system is meeting the Village's needs.
These positions work closely with the Builder and Placement during setup week to have postholes dug, trenches dug, and other necessary steps taken to install the solar lighting system.