Black Rock City Post Office - Volunteering

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Postby Dr. Pyro » Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:21 am

Illy Dilly, FWIW BDC&WB has it's own mail box in front of camp and we have received mail there before. They don't pick up our mail but somehow it gets delivered.
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Postby oneeyeddick » Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:24 am

Just a friendly reminder that sending yourself "something" that is illegal is an automatic Felony through the USPS, whereas if your stupid ass just gets caught with it it will prolly just be a misdemeanor.
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Postby illy dilly » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:44 am

Dr. Pyro wrote:Illy Dilly, FWIW BDC&WB has it's own mail box in front of camp and we have received mail there before. They don't pick up our mail but somehow it gets delivered.

Hell yeah that's awesome!
So they just drop it in the mail box, and some one in the village just drops it by town?
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Postby Dr. Pyro » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:45 am

That's about the size of it.
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Postby illy dilly » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:54 am

With as large as the BMorg keeps making BDV it could take a little while just to deliver mail with in town.
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Postby junglesmacks » Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:22 am

gyre wrote:Show up and they give you mail.
Deliver mail.

You'll meet a lot of people trying to figure out where the hell you're going.


I know this is an older thread, but I'm wondering this myself. The PO doesn't have a link to signup for volunteering on the site like other places. Is it possible to just show up and help deliver? I would loovvvvvvvve to do this..
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Postby gyre » Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:24 pm

That was my experience.
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Postby gyre » Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:28 pm

There may be a more formal arrangement I'm not aware of.

I saw some uniforms last year.
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Postby Rice » Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:33 pm

A quick search of the 2010 Theme Camps:

Black Rock City Post Office
BRCPO providing service and delivery of your U.S. and playa mail on and off the playa. Here's where you can gift postcards, stamps, performance art, socialization and integration to receive your certified citizenship and participate in the act of creating and delivering mail art and real U.S mail.
Hometown: Portland, OR
URL: http://www.blackrockcitypostoffice.com
Contact: brcpo (at) yahoo (dot) com

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Postby Rice » Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:36 pm

Doh, It looks like there are <u>two</u> Post Office Theme Camps:

<b>Black Rock City Post Office</b>
BRCPO providing service and delivery of your U.S. and playa mail on and off the playa. Here's where you can gift postcards, stamps, performance art, socialization and integration to receive your certified citizenship and participate in the act of creating and delivering mail art and real U.S mail.
Hometown: Portland, OR
URL: http://www.blackrockcitypostoffice.com
Contact: brcpo (at) yahoo (dot) com

<b>Black Rock City Post Office 2.0</b>
Have you ever been to a post office before? It's kind of like that, only not at all. Stop by to volunteer to deliver mail, telegrams & e-mails or just come to us to send mail on & off playa. You may not always need a stamp but you definitely need patience for bureaucracy- like a post office!
Hometown: Sparks, NV
URL: http://brcpo2oh.weebly.com
Contact: brcpo2oh (at) gmail (dot) com
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Postby illy dilly » Fri May 06, 2011 2:51 pm

This is old but thought it could use a bump since I saw some recent questions about the Black Rock Post Office
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Postby teardropper » Fri May 06, 2011 4:24 pm

Last year I was trying to post a letter late, like Fri or Sat, and the PO, the one by the 9 o'clock plaza, turned me into a intra-playa delivery. There was some playa to playa correspondence, and I agreed. It took a bit to find the camp and the young woman. She took the message and walked away, without a word. Like it was my no thanks needed job or I was her servant. Woulda' pissed me off, but hey, not on the playa. But just a tip, as if she is reading ePlaya, those are actually volunteers who do that. Not servants. It was actually funny to see a sparkle pony in action.
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Postby jkisha » Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:01 pm

Fire_Moose wrote:Playa name/Real name
Camp name
Camp addy
Black Rock City, NV zip

So what zip code would you use?
I thought that Zip Codes were assigned officially by the USPS, but when trying to search for Black Rock City, NV or Burning Man, NV, the search comes up
Find a ZIP Code in a city.
We're sorry! We were unable to process your request.
Please complete the field(s) indicated below.


Searching on http://www.USPS.com
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Postby Sic Pup » Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:46 pm

I'm pretty sure it's 89412 basis this

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Postby Bin Noddin » Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:22 pm

Uses the Gerlach zip
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Re: Black Rock City Post Office - Volunteering

Postby The Postgoddess » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:14 pm

Direct from [url]http://brcpo2oh.weebly.com/participate.html[/url]:

HOW TO SEND MAIL TO BRC:
Address as follows:
Recipients Name(s) (Real and Playa)
c/o BRCPO 2.0 in the 9:00 Plaza
Recipients Playa Address (the more accurate the better; 420 Birthday is easier to find than 4 or 5 and B. A one or two word description like "dome" or "pink flamingoes" can help too.)
Black Rock City, NV [b]89412[/b]

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Re: Black Rock City Post Office - Volunteering

Postby illy dilly » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:47 am

Postgoddess, thank you for the clarification!
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Re: Black Rock City Post Office - Volunteering

Postby ChiChiBurn » Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:39 am

Ok, here's the scoop. My fiance want to send our wedding invites from BRC. Good idea? Bad idea? Will they really make it to the real world on time? We are both happy to volunteer as postal workers and happy to donate funds to the cause. Does anyone have experience with this? ChiChiBurn
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Re: Black Rock City Post Office - Volunteering

Postby gyre » Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:53 pm

Take postage.
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Re: Black Rock City Post Office - Volunteering

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:33 pm

What is "on time"?
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