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Volunteers Needed

8th Annual DC Container Load-In Event


WHEN: Saturday, August 3rd (ONE DAY LOAD IN THIS YEAR)

WHERE: 8100 Corporate Drive, Hyattsville, MD 20785

WHAT TIME: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm (volunteers are always welcome to come earlier and stay later)


***NEW: This year we will be offering up to thirty low-cost bin spaces ($40) for individuals committed to pulling more than their fair share of labor at load-in, or for those that come on Friday night to help build shelves inside the containers. Please email if you are interested in this program, limited to two per person (one half price bike space could also be possible). 


It's time for the best pre-Burn weekend in the DC area -- CONTAINER LOAD-IN!

If you've been to the load-in, you know how much fun it is to spend the day volunteering.  For newbies, this is your chance to Radically Participate and meet other Burners in your camp and beyond!


If you are volunteering, please arrive 10 minutes before your shift!  The person you take over for will show you the ropes!


We need the following volunteers:

  • Strengthenators - Physically loading bins, bikes, and stuff onto the Containers.

  • Loaders - Assist other Burners with their bins and ensure all bins are properly labeled.

  • Bike Wizards - Remove bike pedals, turn handlebars, supervise load in

  • Tetris Masters - Use your spatial skills to pack the Containers with bins, bikes, and art!

  • Container Gods/Goddesses - You want it all?! Monitor an entire Container for a day to manage the flow of everything that goes into it and ensure the right things are being loaded into it. Works very closely with Tetris Masters.

  • Fluffers - Keep volunteers well-fed, hydrated, give them the tools they need and make runs as needed to pick up for food/beverages and other supplies.

  • DJs - Play kick-ass, heart-pounding music throughout the day to keep our volunteers motivated - 80's, 90's, EDM...Your set, your music choice.


We will walk you through everything you need to know.  All you have to do is show up!


Questions regarding volunteering at load-in or load-out?  

Contact Jenn (Preamble)


Questions about bins, space, art discounts, or purchasing?  


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