FPCS Volunteer Form
Thank you for your interest to Get Involved in your FirePony community!  There are many ways to Get Involved!  

This form is a one-stop shop to help you Get Connected to the department, program, or committee of your interest.  



R.I.D.E. FirePony - FirePony is committed to upholding the principal of Radical Inclusion by increasing Diversity and promoting Equity in our leadership and at our events, and rooting out residual racism in our organization. We invite community members (that's YOU!) to join us in making that happen.

BOARD MEMBERs - FirePony will be initiating the board nomination process in 2022.  FirePony Creative Society is the legal and liability oversight organization for the Burning Man Regionals Playa del Feugo, Constellation Burn, and other programming. Learn about FirePony and the board and start the conversation now.  email: board@firepony.org website:  https://firepony.org/about/board-of-directors/


SECRETARY.  This position works with the PDF Event Coordinator Fiona to create agendas, takes notes during committee calls, and publishes the notes to the PDF website

VOLUNTEER CO-COORDINATOR(S) - Two people needed to expand the team and split the following non-exhaustive list of duties - Coordinate with departments to manage the volunteer sign ups, manage the Volunteer Reserve Ticket Program, submit department budget, be a community ambassador for volunteering, manage the Participation Station onsite, and manage, document, train, and prep Participation Station volunteers.

PARKING CO-COORDINATOR(S) - Two to Four people needed to assist the parking coordinator team to help split the duties related to the parking department including (but not limited to) managing the RV and on-site parking pass process, partnering with other departments to plan and conduct parking operations onsite, set up and tear down of parking lots, and manage, document, train, and prep parking volunteers.  

SANCTUARY CO-COORDINATOR - One person needed that is trained in Harm Reduction with previous Sanctuary/ Harm Reduction experience with willingness, availability, and enthusiasm to help with all facets of planning, organizing, managing, documenting, training and Sanctuary volunteers and general running of PDF Sanctuary.  

CITY PLANNING / THEME CAMP PLACEMENT CO-COORDINATOR - One person needed to help with all things city planning and theme camp placement, to assist in creating, mapping, setting up, and tearing down the PDF city plan, managing the theme camp placement process and, ideally, acting as a PDF/ theme camp ambassador

RANGER CO-COORDINATOR(S) - Two people with Ranger experience needed to expand the team and manage the department including volunteer recruitment and management, Ranger trainings pre-event and on-site orientation during the event, and general department duties.  

GREETER CO-COORDINATOR - One person needed to help bring our beautiful burners home! Share department responsibilities with an established Greeter team and teach the 10 Principles to our newbies!

FIRST AID CO-COORDINATORS - Two people with minimum CPR and First Aid certification to help maintain a self-serve first aid station.

ART GRANT CO-COODINATOR(S) - One to two people needed to help facilitate the art grant process including researching and rewarding art grants and acting as liaison between burnable art submissions and the safety team liaison. 

SOUND CO-COORDINATOR - Night owl wanted to help the team monitor theme camp sound levels over nights


Key positions are available for Constellation 2022 planning.  Please submit your interest below.

For more information, please see General Coordinator and Department Lead Expectations, below.

Constellation Burn and Playa del Fuego are sanctioned Burning Man Regional events hosted by FirePony Creative Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization registered in Maryland under the name Playa del Fuego Inc.

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What is your main EVENT or COMMITTEE of interest?  
What is the primary ROLE you want to Get Involved or Volunteer?  
What is the primary DEPARTMENT you are interested in helping out?  Some of these departments might have slightly different names for different events.
What is your name?  Burner name ok. *
Please provide an email address for contact. *
What FirePony Events have you attended in the past?  Check all that apply.
Is there anything else you would like us to know to help you Get Connected to the right department, program, or committee of your interest?  If you are applying for a specific position, please include it here.
General Coordinator and Department Lead Expectations:

TL;DR Responsible for all aspects of their department: before, during, and after the event.  

Responsibilities Include but are not limited to:  

Familiarity with the department or be proactive in becoming so

Ability to delegate responsibilities to a team of co-coordinators and/or assistant coordinators, as the coordinator sees fit

Prepare all required documentation for the department including a department Afterburn Report, updating and maintaining a department operations document, and department inventory, as well as any department specific documentation such as safety plan, city map, parking guide, how-to guidelines, etc.

Agree to sign and adhere to the Social Media Agreement

Prepare for and participate  in event organizational meetings

Develop volunteer schedule and recruit volunteers to fulfill department responsibilities

Manage, document, train, and prepare department volunteers as needed, including before and during the event (per department needs)

Fill vacant volunteer shifts when efforts to fill the shift have failed

Create and manage Departmental Budget and submitting it on time

Acquire budget items and assure their transportation to the event

Maintain budget receipts and submit them to the Finance Liaison/Treasurer in a timely manner for reimbursement

Save the organization money whenever possible

Communicate and collaborate with event leadership, the FirePony board, and other department coordinators/leads as needed

Read and participate in the event email distribution list and organizational communications in a timely manner

Use online tools and resources such as email, mail-lists, Google Docs and calendars, Zoom, and Slack to communicate and manage tasks for the event

Be onsite pre-event and post-event to set up and break down your department, as needed per department.  Basic infrastructure is provided by the Department of Public Work (DPW)

Prepare and submit an After-Burn report for your department within the timeframe given

Note:  community members that have been removed from a prior volunteer position or have been banned from attending any FirePony event at any time are not eligible to participate as a Coordinator or Department Lead

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