We Need YOU.

When you attend a Gateway Burners’ event (whether a Burn, a fundraiser, or otherwise), you become an essential part of the Gateway Burners community. Our success hinges on the support of our community and volunteering is a big part of what makes our events so much fun! Together, we are fostering the comraderie of our community as a whole when staff and attendees volunteer to help at our events.

What are your skills?  Are you a social butterfly? Sounds like you’d be perfect for Greeters! Do you like to build and construct? Sign up for Infrastructure! Is the Leave No Trace principle very important to you? Then Earth Guardians is for you!

Sign Up to Volunteer!

Choose a link from the list below to get started volunteering for Gateway Burn! You will receive an email when you submit your sign up. Please watch that email address for follow up emails regarding your participation at the event.

NOTE: Safety related shifts are Burn Perimeter, Sandman, Rangers, Medics,

Medics – Medics are available for minor injuries and afflictions.

Rangers – Rangers mosey through the event and are there if you need assistance.

Perimeter Rangers – Perimeter crews always face the crowd, with your back to the art piece. you as perimeter team must be diligent in keeping audience members out. Remember, the perimeter is there for their safety.

Sandmen – Stand inside the burn perimeter facing out. Its a hot job.


Concierge – Gate, Greeters, and Parking volunteers sign up here

City Watch – If you’ve seen enough bonfires and are sick of thieves ruining the event.

Earth Guardians – Leave no Trace is everyone’s responsibility

Effigy Support– “fluffers,” brings water, supplies and other things to those working on, in and around the effigy

FAST – Fire Suppression. Mandatory meetings!

Infrastructure – Gateway doesn’t happen without some labor and set-up.

Sanctuary – Providing peer support during non-physical crisis.

Towne Cryers – Do you like to be loud? Enjoy telling people what to do?

Departmental Standard Operating Procedures

Find all the operating procedures for each department through the link about.