AfrikaBurn will blow your hair back whichever way you choose to experience it. The more you do, the more fun you’ll have – guaranteed, because it’s a do-ocracy – a place where you’re welcome to start something, make something or do anything (within reason). Forget standing at the sidelines – jump in with both feet and get busy!

There are many ways to participate, and it’s largely an anarchic space in the true sense of the word – nobody’s directing the action and you’re free to do as you please as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone else. The only thing expected of you is that you build something, sing something, dance something, cook something, make something, gift something, share something, play something, or fill almost any role that strikes your fancy – so long as you do something you’re participating.

If you want to get involved, you’ve come to the right place.



For a start there’s a host of volunteer roles that need filling – and there’s a full list below where you can read about those, and sign up. You can pick your own shifts, and choose what suits you.

If you’re not sure what you want to volunteer for, no problem – you can hop on over to the Volunteer Facebook page, and check out what they’re looking for right now, or get in touch with [email protected] and they’ll help you find your niche.

Got any questions about volunteering? Here’s your spot.

Sign up as a General Volunteer here.


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Shift lists for AfrikaBurn 2022 have not opened yet!



Once we all get back from the desert and have shaken the dust out of our hair, then it’s time for gather again at our Decompression – and you’re welcome to volunteer to help out at what’s become a fantastic after-event. It’s like a massive family picnic, with art and music. To find out more about the event, head to our announcement here.

Interested in helping out? Mail [email protected] or sign up for shifts directly here.


Looking to Join a Project?

If you’re looking for a theme camp, artwork or mutant vehicle crew to join, head over to our Community Directory page. It’s where a long list of registered projects is displayed – and many of them indicate that they’re open to new members or collaborators.

Click here to browse our Community Directory.


Year-Round Volunteering!

There’s a wide variety of activity that takes place at our HQ and beyond, all year, from Ranger Training to Sanctuary and Green Dot Training, and on to craft-based sessions such as signwriting, carpentry, painting, and sewing. Email [email protected] to let us know what you want to get involved with and what you are up for – or take a look on our main Facebook page to see the latest events listed on our calendar there:

See our events listed on Facebook here.

There are a bunch of other ways to unleash your imagination. So, if you plan on creating a Theme Camp, building an Artwork, bringing a Performance or driving a Mutant Vehicle around, we have loads of info about these:


Click here for Artwork info.

Theme Camps

Click here for Theme Camp info.


Find out Performances here.

Mutant Vehicles

Get info on Mutant Vehicles here.

PLEASE NOTE: Mutant Vehicles MUST be registered before the event – if you rock up with an unregistered Mutant, it will be grounded on site, and become a stationary artwork. Which will be no fun



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