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Since its inception in 1986, Burning Man‘s very existence has depended upon on people generously gifting their time, energy, and resources to make the event happen. No matter your skills or interests, there's a way for you to participate in the creation and manifestation of Black Rock City, both at the event and year-round.

You'll find answers to the most frequently asked questions about volunteering for Burning Man in the Volunteer FAQ. It's important to note that, unlike most mainstream festivals, volunteering for Burning Man is not typically associated with any material reward or ticket; as a community-driven event operating in the spirit of the Ten Principles, volunteering is a form of participation, gifting and civic responsibility.

“Volunteering my time for Burning Man was the best way I could contribute to the community that has given me so much. Rather than purchasing physical gifts that I could give to a small number of people, I can gift my skills, supporting the entire community. And at the same time, I've made great friends, learned new skills, and discovered that I was capable of so much more than I knew. It's just been an incredible experience.”

- B.C, Burning Man Volunteer

Find a volunteer opportunity in Black Rock City for your skills and interests. Learn more.

No matter where you live, there are a variety of ways to get involved year-round. Learn more.

Volunteering for Burning Man is a unique experience. Learn the secrets to success as you venture forth.

Once you've determined what role you'd like to play, fill out our Volunteer Questionnaire completely and accurately to get the process started.

It's safe to say that without the dedicated volunteers who gift their precious time and talents to our community, Burning Man simply could not happen. So, thank you!

If you have questions, please email us at volunteers(at)burningman(dot)com.