Join the GREETERS Family for 2019.
The most rewarding & fun volunteer position for Blazing Swan.
We are the voice that educates and inspires the 11 principles, our values as Burners/Blazers.
Volunteer Registration now open.
Who We Are
We are the grinning face of BLAZING SWAN: A demographic sample, a community example, portal princesses, principle pragmatists and greeter gurus. We are the spark that lights the FIRE, the first point of contact between YOU and your )'(ome-coming. We are the moment of impact: GROUND ZERO for INFO.
What We Do
We are the first impression of BLAZING SWAN. Greeting is a vital role that helps shape and form the initial perceptions and expectations of the virgins, the veterans and the visitors. We do not discriminate, every single person at BLAZING SWAN is greeted by US. Greeting is the one and only chance to communicate with each and every participant on a one-on-one basis, mano-a-mano, facia-a-facia. Armed with wit, wisdom and infectious exuberance, we Greeters take advantage of this opportunity by becoming skilled information providers conducting helpful, informational workshops to carloads of people. Sometimes wearing nothing but a smile, Greeters are dedicated to providing useful answers to all questions. Starting with our specialized greeting equipment that enables us to provide up-to-the-minute weather reports (“It’s been pretty rainy”), Greeters have enlightened, inspired and enchanted hundreds of new and returning participants and we do so with notorious flair.
Faster than the 5 m.p.h. speed limit, able to leap mutant vehicles in a single bound, dissipate MOOP in a spark of insight, dissolve your troubles with the wink of an eye and preach the principles in one swift song of glorious freedom… Greeters do their dang-didly-arndest to drive )'(ome the major issues of critical importance, not only to personal safety, but to the continued survival of the event itself, the philosophy of our principles, and our community. Greeters are experts on such topics as “Leave No Trace”, Camera Tags versus Drone Registration, the latest word on fire FX and other weapons of mass destruction.
From the mundane to the profane, Greeters are adept at dispensing practical guidance and, if pressed, will zealously describe, in visceral, gut-clenching detail, the consequences when porta-loos are incorrectly utilised as depositories for items other than organic human waste. Well-versed in the 11 guiding principles of the Prime Directive and the Seven Kingdoms, Greeters are eager to engage discussion in a compassionate yet assertive manner and clarify the concepts that define the atypical standards of our unique BLAZING SWAN culture. In short, the mandated goal of our Greeter mission is the orientation, education, and elucidation of each and every arrival before setting them loose as newly indoctrinated PARTICIPANTS of Jilikan Rock City.
How We Do It
The medium is the message. How we communicate can have lasting impact… and we are masters of communication.
Scientific studies have shown that students absorb more information and retain it better when they are engaged in the subject matter. Well, goodness gracious gregariousness, look out! As a Greeter, the attention-getting possibilities are as endless as your imagination – and your stamina.
Needless to say, creative educational techniques and other novel methods of communication are greatly encouraged. Our lab is now five years strong. Past social experiments in group and/or individual Greeting have included one-of-a-kind absurdist performances: aerobic interpretive dance, serenade by ukelele, friendly nudity, cinammon scrolls, cuddle puddles, the ever efficient “no nonsense” method, and a variety-pak of endearingly hostile paradoxes (you know the type: Surly Greeter dressed in a playful tu-tu? Or, its aesthetic opposite, the super-friendly gregarious Greeter outfitted and accessorized for revolution and terrorism?) just to name a few.
Who You Are
Gregarious Philosophers, Guides and Messengers, Hosts and Ushers, Communicators and Educators, Troubadours and Clowns.
What We Need
Energetic, dependable and informed Greeters with fabulous Communication Skills and the Ability to Relate to just about Anyone and EVERYONE. Qualified Greeters should be able to demonstrate an ability to recognise when (and HOW) to exercise the recommended daily allowance of common sense, silliness, and principle preaching. A modicum of patience and a good sense of humor is essential.
….or, a willingness to come out of your shell / discover a new way of being self-expressed. We will train you and assist you in building your confidence. We are inclusive & you’ll have the support of your peers on your Greeters Team.
Is Greeters your destiny or just your destination?
SIGN UP NOW! What are you waiting for? Don’t miss this rare opportunity to share your talents and add your energy to our indubitably-dedicated (sometimes sophisticated, always audacious and ready to RUMBLE) team of zany specialists and expert eccentrics.
– Lawruhn Kate