theCryptofishist wrote:It might be. What do you have to offer and what are you looking for?
Well, seeing as how this is my first burn, and I've spent some time on eplaya and reading reading reading, I've learned that it's best to take things slow at first and see how they go. There is the 'first time so come and experience and volunteer as you can' line of thinking, and a couple of my burner friends have recommended volunteering at the post office and/or Lamplighters, so I've got that on my possible list.
I guess I am looking for a place where I can call home with types on the more mellow-ish side (I'm slightly older *cough* 40-ish *COUGH COUGH*) who can lend a hand with pretty much anything (I'm good at organizing, average build stuff, assisting where needed, etc.). Being a Birgin, and doing the appropriate research (I've read multiple threads on it), I'm cautious that I don't oversell myself or take on too much my first year. I don't think I'm one to disappear for days, but training wheels for the first day or two might be on my agenda, I'm not sure. I'm trying to steer away from sound camps, yet know the realistic expectation that you can't escape sound completely (I've worked Lark Music camp for a years, so I'm cool with 4am music). I'm conscientious to a fault, and don't know many people so drama is pretty much unheard of.
I am out of the SF Bay Area, so if that's a factor, I can understand. Luckily, my employment is *very* generous when it comes to time off, so I'm planning on taking a full two weeks and make myself available.
I seem to be rambling now...suffice to say that I'm aware it's early in the game to promise things (I still need to obtain a ticket), and that learning and researching is a constant activity. I have NO problems with donations, of course, and eager to help out where it's needed. Whenever I've interacted with any sort of organized group, I've been called a genuine asset, so I'm not afraid of letting anyone down. I'm looking for a relatively calmer spot where I can jump into the pool as I feel like it, maybe even the deep end once or twice, yet feel at home with the people back at my home camp.
And yeah, I have to ask: Rock Yer Balls? (*ducks and awaits spankings*)