For the last six years, it has been my privilege to meet and work with the most extraordinary people as part of Burning Man’s media team.
No more. As of this month, I have resigned my commission as Volunteer Coordinator for Media Mecca in order to spend more time with my family.
(Okay, fine: that’s a lie. To even claim I’ll be spending more time with my family is technically in violation of a court order.)
This will not affect your life at all.
But it has reminded me that I’ve always meant to write a post explaining Burning Man’s often opaque volunteer system to people who are thinking about trying it on for themselves. It was obvious to me, as I waded through my first few hundred volunteer applications, that a hell of a lot of people have no idea how the system works.
This is that post.