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. Please email ride@firepony.org to indicate your interest


If you are interested in serving as leader/coordinator/co-coordinator for PDF, you can express your interest below.

We especially need people to step up in DPW, Ranger leadership, and on the Art Grant committee. But we welcome interest in other departments.


Key positions are available for Constellation 2023 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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