The setup crew will help finalize building the infrastructure and decorating the site for the RMC on Monday, Oct. 3, and Tuesday, Oct. 4. If needed, setup volunteers may also be asked to help with space preparations for special events during the RMC.
The breakdown crew will help clean up the land hosting the RMC on Monday, Oct. 10, and, if needed, Tuesday, Oct. 11.
Members of this team will hang out with RMC attendees aged 12 and under and teach them about fungi through a variety of activities and games. These activities will be primarily planned out by the Childcare Team Lead, though volunteers are welcome to contribute to this planning process if they like. Relevant experience teaching children is required to join this team.
This crew will support the sanitation infrastructure for the RMC by monitoring and cleaning the hand washing and drinking water stations, and re-stocking and managing the composting and portables toilets on site. This position involves the management of human waste. The crew will be responsible for ensuring humanure buckets are emptied at regular intervals.
Members of this team will be asked to be on call for the duration of the RMC to help resolve conflicts between attendees, if they arise. Members of this team need to have proof of conflict resolution training.
Members of this team will manage and monitor the audio and video recording equipment used to record workshops and other special events on site. Please note any prior experience with A/V equipment in your application.
This team will be on call to run local errands, pick up teachers at the Portland Airport, or transport teachers to or from nearby hotels. Drivers must present proof of their own registered and insured vehicle, a valid driver’s license, and clean driving record.
This crew will support the evening events that happen at each night of the RMC. Tasks will vary but will likely include running errands, setting up stages and PAs, serving drinks or food, and monitoring for safety.
The medical team will be on call throughout the RMC to assist with minor injuries, illnesses, or other ailments not requiring hospitalization. As such, volunteers on this team will not be required to cover their entrance fee balance if they do not log 15 hours in this role. Members of this team need to have proof of current first aid, first responder, EMT, or higher level of training.
This team is responsible for greeting all RMC attendees at the entrance gate, ensuring that they find their parking space, and park in accordance to our parking map and their registration.
The Info Booth Crew is a core team of the RMC as this site is the center of activity throughout the duration of the event. Team members welcome, check-in, and orient attendees, update the daily schedule board, sell RMC merchandise and raffle tickets, and build excitement for the day's events. They are also responsible for answering attendee questions. This is a busy position, with lots of time spent connecting with fellow mycofolk.
This essential team plans out the time, place, and tasks for our many wonderful volunteers. They communicate with volunteers via email before the event and ensure that volunteers show up for their shifts, as overseen by the Volunteer Coordination Lead.
Volunteers on this team will be stationed at a workshop area for the duration of a given shift, where they will help teachers prepare the space, run errands if needed, and clean and reset the workshop space after each workshop.
Members of this team will help with miscellaneous tasks in the weeks before the RMC, enabling them to enjoy the entire event. These tasks will be hands-on, so volunteers will need to be located in the Portland area.
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