As a community-driven event operating in the spirit of the 11 Principles, volunteering is a form of participation, gifting and civic responsibility.

Blazing Swan‘s very existence is dependent upon participants generously gifting their time, energy, and resources to make the event happen. No matter what skills or interests you may have, there is a way for you to participate in the creation and manifestation of Blazing Swan.

Making Blazing Swan a reality is a huge task and we need an awesome crew to help us create something truly spectacular each year. We can’t do it on our own, so get involved! Check out the crew roles below and get in contact if you can help. Contact us on volunteers(at)blazingswan.com.au

*Please note: Volunteering for Blazing Swan does not entitle you to any material reward or a free ticket to the event.

Jilakin Rock Rangers

Jilakin Rock Rangers are participants who volunteer a portion of their time at Blazing Swan in service of the safety and well-being of the Blaze community. Rangers act as non-confrontational community mediators, providers of reliable information and facilitators of public safety.

Day or night, pairs of Rangers can be found walking the streets of Jilakin Rock City, engaging with the community, enjoying the art and always ready to help sort things out.

Read more about Jilakin Rock Rangers

First Aid / Medics

Medical assistance will operate on several levels at Blazing Swan to ensure that everyone gets the appropriate level of treatment throughout the event. This is run externally by Deployed Health.

There will be on site doctors/paramedics/nurses that will be on call for medical situations. Kulin St John Ambulance will also be on call 24 hours a day throughout the event to transport injured participants to hospital if needed.

All prospective volunteers for these positions must be at least 18 years of age and hold the appropriate qualification for the position for which they are volunteering.

If you want to help others and make Jilakin Rock City a safer place, please volunteer as an on site medic today.

Email: Stu@deployed.health

See the article here

Effigy & Temple Build Crews

Being part of the build team is a big time commitment but is very rewarding and some say a life changing experience.

The build team works on weekends and evenings for the 4 months leading up to Blazing Swan and ideally are all onsite the 2 – 3 weeks before the event starts.

The temple and effigy leads are looking for creative team players that have experience in

  • Carpentry
  • Construction
  • Architecture and design
  • Electrics
  • OH&S

You should also have confidence using power tools and plant equipment and have a white card or the ability to obtain one.

Don’t have experience in any of these? That’s cool! There is limited trainee positions available for those that can prove their enthusiasm and passion for the project.

 

Greeters

We are the grinning face of BLAZING SWAN: A demographic sample, a community example, portal princesses, principle pragmatists and greeter gurus. We are the First Contact between YOU and your )'(ome-coming. We are the moment of impact: GROUND ZERO for INFO.

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.

Read more about Greeters

Fun Police

The Fun Police are here to help support our Community and ensure our Civic Responsibility.

This includes:

  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Sound/Noise Monitoring
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Policy and Procedure Writing
  • Fire, Food and Laser Safety
  • Temporary Structure Compliance
  • Traffic Control
  • Emergency Management
  • Risk Management
  • Electrical Test and Tag
  • And many more event Compliance issues.

Do you have experience or an interest in any of these fields?

Come and join our team! We are always looking for more Volunteers.

Some areas will require specific qualifications but if you have any questions send an email to safety (at) blazingswan.com.au

Maybe you already know for sure that you want to join the Fun Police!

Click the Volunteer button to register and we will be in touch shortly.

MOOP Troop

The MOOP Troop is our army of MOOP eliminators. They travel our city disguised as your average Jilakin Rock City citizen and when they come across any Matter Out Of Place (MOOP) they spring into action to set things right.

MOOP is not necessarily rubbish, it is simply something that doesn’t belong on the ground. It may be a beer can or a food wrapper but just as likely it’s a piece of someone’s costume that has fallen off during their travels, or useful times that have been blow out of camp and into the city by a gust of wind.

The MOOP Troop assists the citizens of Jilakin Rock City in following our Leave No Trace policy. They go into messy camps and educate their occupants about Leave No Trace and how they can keep their camp clean. They patrol the city for MOOP and potential causes of MOOP and then they act to remove the problem. They are not there to pick up rubbish, although they may do so. They are there to educate the citizen of Jilakin Rock City to Leave No Trace, so that the city can be a MOOP free paradise!

Keep Jilakin Rock City beautiful, volunteer for MOOP Troop today!

Read more about Leave No Trace

Legends of Traffic

It’s a known fact that volunteering as a member of the Legends of Traffic at Blazing Swan makes you a better lover!
Not convinced? Or a sudden FOMO? Then register now!
The Legends of Traffic volunteer their time to work 4-hour shifts and get to meet happy smiley Blazers as they arrive at the event. It’s a great intro to volunteering if you are a first timer.
Our Legends of Traffic help safely guide vehicles into the event and campgrounds, and they give participants handy tips on safe camping and vehicle parking. Training is provided. Do a shift with a friend and make more Blazers friends while you’re at it! We will even deck you out in a Hi Vis vest and a LED Tutu! You’d be mad not to get amongst it.
Click the Volunteer button to register your interest to become a Legend of Traffic and we will be in touch.
 ***All volunteers must have purchased a ticket to attend Blazing Swan. As is the way at Blazing Swan, and many ‘Burns’ around the world, gifting is the primary driver at these events and we appreciate the tremendous efforts everyone puts into making things happen and usually for the only reward of a smile and the knowledge of a happier and safer community.
We try to reward volunteers in other ways such as training and other skills that they can use at Blazing Swan and elsewhere, this is to return the gift of what the volunteers have gifted to the community.  In this vain it is that we only help those who are struggling financially by refunding part of their ticket cost.
If you would like to volunteer at Blazing Swan but are struggling financially contact us as there is a number of ways that we can assist you in making it to the event and helping the community without putting yourself in too much financial stress.
In special situations we maybe able to gift a ticket with no outlay to a volunteer but you will need to apply in writing for special standing due to financial hardship and also be able to have someone known to the committee to vouch for you.