Organising

How to get involved before the Burn

You are invited to join the team and help organise Nest 2024!

Do you want to see something specific at Nest? Help make it happen. We are a Do-Ocracy.  Whether you’re an old hand at something, or always wanted to try it and think you could pick it (with guidance, of course!), volunteering with Burning Nest is rewarding and fun!

There are many ways to contribute! All open roles are listed in detail below. In order from most to least involved:

  • Become a Link or Co-Link in charge of coordinating a Circle and its Leads.
  • Take on a Lead Role in charge of one specific aspect of the Burn.
  • Join a Circle

If you want to volunteer during the event, go to the During the Event page.

If you want to lend a hand but still aren’t sure how, please get in touch with us at vols@burningnest.co.uk or fill in this form.

2024 Organising Team

Take a Lead Role

All Lead roles at Nest are filled by people like you. Some roles have a broad remit. Others take charge of one specific area of the burn. Different roles require different qualities, and there’s a position for every set of skills. Do you feel like stepping up and taking some responsibility? See below for the full list of open roles.

Open Roles

If you are interested in any of these roles, get in touch with our lovely cat wranglers at vols@burningnest.co.uk!

 

Arts Co-Link

The Art Circle is in urgent need of someone who is passionate about bringing art to life at Nest. The role involves working closely with the Arts Link to support the art team and help with everything art-related. This includes assigning of grant funding, art placement, building the effigy, supporting artists, site decor, programme design and anything else creative you can think of!

Kitchen Co-Lead (DPW)
Join the team that is the heart, soul and stomach of the entire event! Kitchen is the place our volunteers come to rest their weary bodies from hard graft, to get fluffed and even sometimes to get emotional welfare. The vision for the kitchen has and always will be to deliver astoundingly delicious and varied food from a camping kitchen, because our hardworking volunteers deserve so much better than hippy slop.

This role is to work with the existing Kitchen Lead in the months leading up to event to plan, source and deliver everything for a two and a half week meal programme; source and organise all infrastructure and ingredients, volunteer management – shift sign up, training and daily management of volunteers, and work with other leads to make sure everything runs smoothly. You should be able to plan in both small and large quantities (up to 80-100 people), vegan, veggie and meat options and a varied range, have a good understanding of FOD, basic kitchen safety and hygiene.

LBT Recruitment Lead (LBT)
Help communicate about different LBT projects and roles before and during the event, to empower Nestlings to follow our Leave a Better Trace principle!

TWAT Co-Link
Join Adam, our TWAT Link, in managing all things technological and behind the scenes. IT skills required!

Inclusion Ticket Application Lead (TWAT)
Take charge of the Inclusion Ticket process for the final waves of ticketing. This is an administrative role.

Art Grants Lead (Arts)
Take the helm of Art Grants administration. The process is already set up, and the first rounds of applications are already. More will come! And the Arts leadership needs support in handling them.

Personal Shopper (Arts)
This is the main procurement role on the Arts team, supporting decor, parts of DPW, the Point, certain artists, etc. with creative, cost effective purchasing!

Art Project Liaisons (Arts)
The Arts Circle is recruiting multiple liaisons to interface with and support artists working on their projects. The more the merrier!

Content Creators (Comms)
Join the Carrier Pigeon Coop! We’re looking for writers with stories to tell and Burner values to share. We need creatives to design and share images and messages with the community. We want copywriters to rewrite some meandering pages on the website. Have you got a gift for the gab and an eye for design? Prove it!

Community Supporters (Comms)
As the event approaches, online traffic increases… Show off your knowledge and help answer questions, signpost Nestlings to the right webpages, forms, email addresses and answers!

Circles are recruiting!

Do you want to help organize as a part of a team? If you want to help out, but don’t want a Lead role, contact the Circles below, who are recruiting general team members.

Department of Public Works (DPW)

DPW need YOU! Department of Public Works are the team that organise all the exciting infrastructure stuff to get the event ready in time for all our wonderful theme camps and participants to enjoy – lighting, power, gate, waste, toilets, logistics, storage, workshop, kitchen etc. Applications are now open, no experience necessary. If you have a passion for logistics, are highly organised, but not afraid to get hands-on when needed, DPW want you!

Leave A Better Trace (LBT)

This year, we are supporting more LBT initiatives. We welcome you to propose your own as well! Some ideas include a Burner Bus from London, long-term natural loo solutions, more integrated LBT communications, community MOOP sweeps and more! Click this box to reach out by email and join the team!

Consent

Burning Nest 2024’s Consent Team will build on the success of 2023’s team to continue to improve consent awareness, education, reporting and incident management at Nest.

Applications not yet open.

Department of Propaganda (Comms)

Our Comms Circle is vital in transmitting information from Nestlings to Core, and from Core to Nestlings! If you have an interest in social media, marketing, customer service or creative writing, we want you for our Comms Circle.

Experience of WordPress and Mailchimp would be great, but enthusiasm and the ability to learn are just as important. Click this box to reach out by email and join the team!

Decor

We need some help planning and designing our space! If you have a flair for decorating and some ideas on how to best use our Glade to its full potential as part of the Arts Circle, get in touch.

The Point

The Point is a dynamic, pivotal location in the Burning Nest experience! You can support it and make use of it in different ways. Maybe you’ll help organise, build, and strike the physical structure of The Point for use as a community space, info resource, and location of events. Make it practical, comfy and incredible. Maybe you’ll bring a party or event or piece of art to the space!

Click this box to contact Tish and the team in the Community Circle.

Anything else?

We are always looking for capable, knowledgeable people to join us at Nest HQ. Maybe you have experience from running other Burns, or you have a particular set of skills that could help our event run smoothly? If so, get in touch!