To make Tankwa Town function smoothly takes a small army of volunteer to fill over 3,000 shifts – and every year we have an amazing showing by many people, but there are always a lot of shifts left open that you could help with.
Got some time and interested in helping out? Sign up to volunteer here!
Afraid not: our event takes place on a private nature reserve, which means that no pets of any kind are permitted. RIP Maffy The Rat, 2011.
There are loads of reasons – firstly, it’s great fun and you get to meet loads of people. Volunteering also gets you involved in the do-ocracy that creates the magic of Tankwa Town. Volunteering also embodies the principles of gifting, civic responsibility, decommodification – and best of all you’ll feel great for doing it.
Please email the volunteer team – or alternatively, sign up at the event by heading over to the Volunteer booth at Off-Centre Camp to see what needs doing.
The great feeling that you are a huge part of team. You’ll also receive a MOOP bag and various items depending on how many shifts you complete. If you volunteer for 16 hours or more you will be eligible for a DDT (which means no need to queue the day tickets sales happen). After 32 hours or more, you’re eligible for a reduced price ticket to our main annual event.
Hell, yes! It’s the best way to learn about how things work, meet new people and complete your experience.
Sorry, no. Only by having volunteers fill over 3,000 shifts can we keep ticket prices as low as possible.
For sure – we welcome it. Get in touch with us at [email protected] to find out how.
Depending on what your skills are and how you wish to volunteer, we’ll find activities in your area and match you. Please email [email protected] and let them know of your wonderful offer.
Head to Off-Centre Camp (corner 8:30ish and Binnekring roads) 15 minutes before your shift starts and check in with the friendly Volunteer Booth crew.
Absolutely, yes. Head to the Volunteer Booth at Off-Centre Camp and find out what is still available.
One beauty about volunteering is you get to choose how you would like to gift your time. You’re welcome to volunteer for anything that interests you.
Shift times vary from 2 hours to 6 hours, depending on what you choose to do.
Yes in two ways, either by attending a briefing beforehand – which some portfolios do, and others you will be shown the ropes when you arrive.
Yes, and details can be sent to you. The details will also be here on our site and if you missed any of those, then go to the Volunteer Booth and find out when the trainings are scheduled.
Take a look at the list of registered theme camps here and contact them directly.
Sure – mail [email protected] and they’ll get back to you.
Yes. We hold a few before the event in Cape Town and in Joburg. We’ll be putting those dates on our site, on social media and also will email you directly. You can also keep an eye on upcoming Volunteer Days at our HQ on the Volunteers At AfrikaBurn Facebook page.
Yes you may. You can either change it yourself through sign up genius on line before the event or come straight to the Volunteer Booth at Off Centre Camp. However please, no changes if there are less than 24hrs before your shift
Consider doing one at another time or looking at the many other volunteer roles available.
That’s easy. Sign up together or come speak to the Volunteer Booth crew at Off-Centre Camp.
When shift lists on our Participation page are open, you can check shifts and who else has signed up.
If you’re at the event and cannot remember come to the Volunteer Booth at Off-Centre Camp anytime – the shifts are on a notice board right next to the Booth.
Check up on the sign up genius page, when you log in, it will inform you of the shifts you have signed up for. Any problems please write to [email protected] or come along to the Volunteer Booth at Off-Centre Camp at the event.