People & Operations, HR Volunteers

Location: (Multiple states)

Department: People & Operations, Human Resources

Type: Volunteer

Min. Experience: Experienced

Burning Man’s People and Operations (P&O) team is looking for volunteers!

What’s a P&O department and what’s it do in Black Rock City and Burning Man Headquarters?

Among many functions, P&O supports internal “Human Resource” services to Burning Man staff in the form of recruiting and hiring of new employees, orientation and training of current employees, employee benefits, employee relations, manager and employee guidance, and employee development.

What are we looking for?

We want to engage with compassionate professionals who care about people as individuals as much as they care about people as groups. We need short-term volunteer help on occasion from those with experience and skills in the following areas to assist us in our mission to provide excellent service to all our staff year round, as well as specifically at the Burning Man event in Nevada:

  • Training:
    • If you have a specialty related to interpersonal skills you feel our staff would benefit from, we’d love to hear from you!
    • We’ve incorporated guest presenters in the past offering trainings on feedback and having difficult conversations, active listening techniques, suicide awareness, and the culture of consent.
  • Coaching, Counseling, Mediation, Conflict Resolution
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Personal well-being, work/life balance, stress relief
  • Job search, placement, coaching services

Where do we need help?

As mentioned above, situations arise from time to time where we'd love some volunteer help in our headquarters located in San Francisco, California, as well as during the Burning Man event in Nevada.

How can you start to get involved?

If you'd like to lend your Human Resources superpower to us, please fill out the application letting us know your skills, background, and what you'd like to offer. We will pull from this pool of awesomeness and reach out to you when your skills are a match for our needs.

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