The Volunteer Coordinator Team works year ’round in coordination with Support Services to recruit and build the best Gate team we can have each year.
Volunteer Coordinator Team Lead & Gate Office Manager
Miranda entered the Gates of BRC in 2003 as part of the posse of Ultra Gypsy. She expected a simple "camp-out," and had no idea that the event would be life-changing or have such a deep and lasting impact. The philosophy that a community can not only survive, but thrive on a gift-based economy blew her away. Miranda loves the creative energy of burners, the art, and is ever-amazed and touched by the time and talent that volunteers give to make Burning Man happen.
Involved with theme camps, creating art cars, and several large scale art pieces, she now focuses most of her energy on her beloved Gate team. She joined Gate in 2004, began managing the Gate Office in 2007, joined the Volunteer Coordination team in 2010, and now leads the VC team.
The VC team works hard thoughout the year creating and executing creative recruiting programs to fill the 3200+ shifts that Gate needs to make the event run smoothly. As well as helping new volunteers get started, they also create and implement kickass retention programs to make sure our volunteers know how much they are valued and appreciated. "We work hard, play hard, and get a little crazy out there...but it’s one of the most rewarding parts of my entire year! If you love Burning Man, working for Gate, Perimeter & Exodus Department is a great way to give back."
They call him The Magpie, and he’s here to help! Burning since 2001, he helps in many ways:
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Technology and Volunteer Wrangler