Burning Life is built from nothing in a barren desert
Just like Nevada‘s famous Burning Man festival, Second Life‘s Burning Life festival is a completely non-commercial, non-paid endeavor, an organized magical city springing to life from a barren desert and then a week later vanishing without a trace.
One of the ways you can become involved in Burning Life 2009 is by taking a volunteer job there. Volunteering, both in the real world and in Second Life, can be enormously satisfying and is a great way to meet people. There’s a wide range of volunteer positions available, either preparing for the event, working during it (October 17-25, 2009), or in a year round position for this annual festival. You don’t have to make a major commitment. You can commit to working only as many hours as is convenient As of today, there are 25 jobs that require less than ten hours a week, 20 jobs that require a 10-30 hour commitment per week, and three jobs requiring a 30-50 hour commentment.
The jobs in this temporary city in a virtual desert fall into the categories of Administration, Art Department, Burning Man Regional, Communications/Publicity, Community Services, Department of Mutant Vehicles, Department of Public Works, Performance, and Rangers. The jobs available include Volunteer Coordinator, Porta Potty Artists, Linguists, Tour Guides, Costumers, Builders, Pyro Specialist, Lamplighter/Drummer, and Ranger. These are only a few of the jobs available.
If you’re interested in volunteering, be sure to first read the Burning Life Volunteer Rights & Responsibilities page. Additional training will be required for ranger positions. You can find the list of available volunteer jobs at the Burning Life 2009 Jobs Page and you can apply for a job here.
I’ll be writing more about Burning Life 2009 in coming days and weeks.