Volunteering At Blazing Swan 2018

Photo by Dominika Debska

Volunteer: /ˌvɒlənˈtɪə/ noun – Someone who is giving their time for the common good and without financial gain.


Volunteering is a great way to really engage with the 11 Principles.

  • Gifting: unconditionally giving the most precious thing you will ever own – your time and talent.
  • Participation: we achieve being through doing, making the world real through actions that open the heart.
  • Civic Responsibility: we shine like stars when we adopt the responsibility that comes with our freedom.
  • Communal Effort: getting down and dirty with creative cooperation and collaborative effort.

Ever wondered what it takes to pull off a Blaze each year? Well…putting to one side the unpaid hard work, dedication and relentless tenacity of the Blazing Swan committee who ensure that every legal and contractual specification, pre-condition and stipulation are in place beforehand. Yes…that’s right…a 7 day party for 3,000 people draws some regulatory attention…and our community fucking rocks at building a strong relationship with folk in suits (think police, environmental health, Shire of Kulin etc.) by crossing our t’s and dotting our i’s.

Not mentioning the honorary pre-Blaze work by peeps who deal with the processes and procedures of ticketing, art grants, theme camp grants, communications, managing the Nest etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.

Passing-by our brothers and sisters who have been busy creating art and building theme camps. Unpaid and in their own time.

Overlooking the dedicated army of folk who endow their time freely building everything you see from the gate onwards upon arrival at Jilakin Rock City…as soon as you disembark from your from vehicle, Blazing Swan takes YOU to make it happen. This glorious experiment in temporary community and ‘do-ocracy’ has dedicated teams of volunteers, all gifting their time, energy and resources to make our home the most exciting, vibrant, energetic, dynamic and progressive 100 acres in Australia!

So…the very existence of Blazing Swan is dependent upon people generously gifting their time, energy and resources. Volunteer registration is now open on the Blazing Swan web site. Register your interest in volunteering with Blazing Swan at:


5 in 1

Just think…5 principles (immediacy, gifting, participation, communal effort and civic responsibility) in one 3-minute act! Fuck yeah you beautiful Blazers!

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