SOAK is 100% volunteer-run, and wouldn’t exist without hundreds of hard-working community members.

Here are just a few of the people who are organizing and coordinating SOAK*2017.

Regional Contacts help local Burners connect with each other while bringing Burning Man principles and culture into our local community. They oversee all official regional events, including SOAK.
Regional Contacts: Porn Star + Ice Queen + Ghostess

Producers wrangle all of the things. In addition to budgeting, event planning, and working with vendors, they manage and support all of the individual team leads.
Producers: Honeybee + Starfish
Production Assistant & Cartographer: Hero

The Teams

Ambassadors welcomes participants to the event, staffs the Info Booth, and manages Lost + Found.
Leads: Love Train + Touchy

Artist Liaison encourages and registers art projects, promotes art at our events and, depending on Artist need, liaisons with SOAK departments and the art grant committee.
Liaison: Sepia

Box Office manages ticket processing & shipping, vehicle badges, canine attendee badges, and will-call.
Leads: Pantsless + Chew Toy

D’Corps designs and produces theme-specific, event-wide decor in the months & weeks leading up to event, sets up decor and signage at the event, and takes it down at the end.
Lead: Rally

Department of Public Works (DPW) manages transportation, set-up and takedown of SOAK infrastructure (trash fence, civic signage, etc.), and event site improvement.
Leads: Hatchet + Cupcake

Fire Safety assists with fire art and performer safety, and manages burn perimeters.
Lead: Dapper  |  Conclave Shin: Sabrina

Gate staffs the event entrance and perimeter, manages wristbands, performs vehicle searches, manages traffic in and out of event, and directs event exodus.
Leads: Bubbles + Nipple

Hospitality provides on-site support to the other departments with snacks, drinks, and a volunteer potluck.
Lead: Sassinator

Ice manages ice sales at the event.
Lead: Ice Queen

Leave No Trace (LNT) performs post-event cleanup, restoring the event site to its original state (or better).
Lead: Tusk

Major Burnable Sculpture (MBS) builds the main burnable sculpture for the event (which typically burns on Saturday), sets-up at event site, and performs burn site cleanup.
Leads: Jinx + KosherBacon

Media manages event PR, the website and a ream of print jobs, from the Survival Guide to wristbands to stickers.
Leads: browse + Space Cadet

Medical assists participants with first aid and basic medical support, and provides support to the professional EMS team.
Lead: Honey Badger

Parks & Wrecks handles parking lot management and controls traffic flow.
Leads: Cabin Boy + Coco

Pathlighters creates pathway & civic lighting design, and performs onsite setup, management and takedown.
Leads: Alisa + JJ

Placement is responsible for theme camp liaisoning and coordination as well as event layout.
Leads: BlindSpot + Ceres + Joshy

Power and Comms holds the keys to the internet and helps prevent volunteers from having to scream across the property.
Leads: Brandon + Not-A-Cop

Rangers handles community safety and burn perimeter patrol. Rangers have a willingness to help others, mediate, and educate.
Leads: Sinamox + Hazelnut

Sanctuary provides a safe, quiet space and supportive care for participants who are not in medical danger.
Leads: Me2 + Juliana

Volunteer Coordinator communicates with volunteers and helps them get connected to departments of interest.
Coordinator: Lotus