The CMA Membership, in an effort to keep ticket costs low, determined each adult festival attendant would provide at least two hours of Community Service during CMA Festivals. It's a great way to give back to the community while meeting other festival goers. And if you'd like to volunteer more of your time, feel free to contact the Team Leads for additional shifts!
Each two-hour shift is designed to fit certain needs during festivals, such as helping with the Front Gate, answering festival attendee questions at CMA One, or even helping to prepare for and maintain the amazing Revel Fire!
ADA needs do not automatically exempt attendees from Community Service; we will be happy to help you find a position that will accommodate your needs. If that is not possible, we will be happy to give you a community service waiver.
If you have questions about exemption from Community Service, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Some examples of waived community service include:
- Merchants and their employees
- Youth (17 & under), but permitted to participate with parental approval
Community Service Descriptions
Please see the information below for details about the CMA Festival Community Service options:
- Front Gate/Parking: As part of the Front Gate Team, you will help in directing the flow of Check-In for Festival! You're among the first people the Festival attendees meet! Tasks include meeting and greeting people as they enter, making sure they check in properly, directing cars to the parking lot with parking passes, and keeping track of vehicles and owners for security purposes.
- Bridge Trolls: Join the Troll Team on the Troll Bridge! You will be helping greet the other attendees as they cross over the infamous Spirit Haven Bridge to the Festival Grounds! Pass along important last-minute information about the condition of the site, expectations for fun, weather updates, and have a generally great time! Positions are limited in this community service position.
- Member Services: Are you friendly and helpful? Assist the CMA One Team by providing Festival attendees with their Community Service assignments and helping answer folks' various questions about workshops and events.
- Guardian Duty: Guardians help facilitate safety on site during festival by being accessible to the attendees for various concerns during shifts and providing helpful information and direction. If this is your first time as a Guardian, or if you haven't served in a couple of years, you will need to attend a Guardian 101 meeting Friday or Saturday afternoon. After you sign up at the Community Service station, please go to the Guardian Station to schedule your shift. It is vital that if you sign up for a Guardian shift, you arrive for your shift in appropriate clothing and footwear, as walking can be expected!
- Healers Station: Medics and Healers, we need you! Knowledge of CPR and basic First Aid is preferred, but not required. We appreciate it when our current and retired physicians, nurses, medics, EMS technicians, paramedics, medical assistants, and medical technologists serve in this capacity.
- Fire Crew: It takes a lot of hard work to make our Festival Revel Fires sacred and safe. This team plans and prepares the main fire ring during the day by helping with arranging the wood, and tends and feeds the fires during the burn at night. The energy you use in building and tending the fires makes a circuit of energy between the tenders, the drummers, the dancers, and the Festival community.
- Fire Safety: Fire Safety keeps our Membership safe. After you check in with CMA One for your Community Service, you will be expected to attend one Fire Safety meeting (generally held on Wednesday afternoon, and Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings) to sign up for your shift. Fire Safety consists of providing safety for fire entertainers, and assisting as needed with Revel Fire & pyro (fireworks). If you love and respect fire, and have the understanding of what this Team requires, the Fire Safety Team may be for you! This team has limited needs, so sign up quickly if interested!
- Stagehand Crew: This team is responsible for getting the main stage ready for the bands and performers, and also keeps the Green Room stocked and tidy. Additional assistance may be needed to welcome the bands and help them become familiar with Spirit Haven Ranch, should they choose to camp. Please indicate which of these tasks you would prefer when completing your form.
- Happy Pagan Café: Greet the early risers in the coffee shop! Help with setup/cleanup of supplies and keep the coffee brewing. Flying Monkeys: Want to be of help wherever you may be needed? Be a Flying Monkey! This could include anything from helping with Festival games, to running Festival errands, to making announcements regarding schedule changes.