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Greeters welcome arriving participants, disseminate important information, emphasize the 10 Principles, and set the tone for fun-filled event tempered by responsibility and respect or others. The Greeter Station is located a short (or long) distance from the Gate, where participants have tickets checked and receive wristbands.

Greeters work together to efficiently to ensure that arriving participants understand the basic information they need to know to participate in accordance with the Survival Guide.  This includes a brief presentation on the more important points contained in the Survival Guide, such as, Port-a-pottie etiquette, LNT, quiet hours, issues surrounding consent in terms of personal contact and photography, etc. Costumes, skits, pop-quizzes on the Survival Guide, or silly ways to positively engage with arriving participants is encouraged. Traffic control is an important part of greeting as well.

Department Overview

Greeters is made up of a Greeter Lead (GL) who organizes volunteer shifts and communication with the board, Greeter XO (supports GL), Day Leads (shifts held by GL and XO during event), Leader Greeters (shift lead, ~6 hr shift), and Greeters (~3 hr shifts).  

Supplies needed on site: 2 radios, 5-10 11"x17" maps, large map, carport, table, lights and generator, water dispenser, cones, black and yellow storage container with greeter stuff (clipboards,  first aid, etc.), current shift info sheets, cue sheets, signs directing traffic

Important Contact Information

Board Member Liaison: Mindy, 2023

Greeter Lead: Andrea, 2022-2023:

Department Roles and Positions

Greeters Lead (GL) is responsible for organizing volunteer shifts based on gate hours, working with the board on information to communicate at greeters, recruiting and training greeter volunteers for the event, working with Placement on maps, and working with DPW to set up greeter station.  The GL should make sure volunteers are familiar with the survival guide, the 10 Principles, consent information, and any important late-breaking information or updates. GL creates training info and cue sheets for greeters. Work as day lead for 2 days during event.

Greeter XO:  Work as a day lead for 2 days during event, switching off with greeter lead; Help greeter lead organize and solicit volunteer shifts; Help develop and print greeter training information

Day Lead: Monitor radio traffic; train leader greeters (shift leads) at shift change (8 am, 2 pm); support greeter station as needed throughout the day

Leader Greeters (shift lead, ~6hr shift): Greet people arriving at the event (like all greeters), help orient new greeters (info will be provided), answer questions or seek answers to them, monitor radio communication with the gate.

Greeters (~3hr shift): Welcome people arriving at the event - check wristbands, share information on safety, LNT, the 10 Burning Man principles, camping, etc. Information will be provided.

De-Greeters (~3 hr shift): Help direct exodus traffic, offer a fine farewell to folks leaving the event

Department Policies

Links to Google Drive Documents

Important Links