Potrero War
Thursday May 25, 2017 - Monday May 29, 2017

Volunteering at Potrero War

On-line volunteer sign-ups are now closed. Please see the volunteer autocrat at base camp during the event if you'd like to volunteer - we can always use people!

Potrero War is under siege, and is in need of your help. Volunteers are the lifeblood of the war, and we need you for our front lines.

Volunteer hours count towards raffle tickets for the raffle after court on Sunday. Rules for the raffle will be posted shortly, stay tuned!

Volunteer hours also count towards salvage tokens in the Plunder Games, may the odds be ever in your favor! Look for announcements in the future for Salvage token incentives.

In Service to the Dream,

Lord Liam Makfersan
Volunteer Steward Potrero War 2017

Lady Kyra Audax
Lord Christoffer Decshel
Lisa Moriarity
Deputy Volunteer Stewards Potrero War 2017

Why Volunteer?

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the war: without volunteers we would have no porters to greet you, no gate staff to check you in, no marshals or constables to keep you safe, and no heralds to bring you daily announcements!

If you are new to the SCA volunteering is a wonderful way to get a backstage pass and meet new people, learn new things, and get to know the SCA. You get the chance to see your local Shire, Canton or Barony being a part of the greater whole of the SCA. The SCA is a family and we have a place for everyone to lend a hand!

Signing up on iVolunteer is quick & easy, and by serving even just a single shift you're helping make war a fun experience for everyone, including yourself. Find joy in service, be a part of the war effort, and at the end of the day reward yourself with a party, bardic concert, A&S class, or just a quiet night around the fire!

How to Volunteer

To volunteer before war, click the Sign Up to volunteer! link here (or at the top of this page) and you will be taken to our iVolunteer site where you can view open shifts & and sign up for as many as you'd like. If you know you will be available on certain days, but can't commit to specific time slots, sign up in the Volunteer Pool. This Pool is our first stop for filling open positions during war.

You always have the option to sign up for open volunteer shifts on site at Base Camp, so if you can't commit to specific days or times before hand, there will be plenty of opportunity to volunteer during war.

Please dont forget to get your volunteer card from Base Camp or the Volunteer Staff. You should record your scheduled shifts on your card as a reminder of where you'll be serving. We are counting on you to be there at the time and day you indicated, please don't let us down!

In order for your hours to count for raffle tickets or donations you must have your shift signed off by the shift lead or attending steward.

You can donate your volunteer hours to official guilds and territorial groups, earning them funds for every hour you serve. Remember to note who you want to receive your hours on your volunteer card.

Make sure you return your completed Volunteer Card back to the Volunteer Staff. This helps us plan better for future wars, and lets us know who to give funds for your volunteer time.

Giving generously of your time greatly lightens the load for everyone. With your assistance we will have a great War!

Donate Your Volunteer Hours

Your volunteer hours generate funds for geopolitical groups (Kingdom, Barony, Shire, etc), guilds, fund raisers (travel fund), etc. If you're not sure whether you can donate to a specific group, check with Base Camp or the Volunteer Staff. The revenue generated from volunteer hours helps guilds purchase supplies, hold classes, and reimburse teachers. They help Kingdoms, Baronies, Shires (etc), purchase infrastructure, spruce up or buy new regalia, and so much more. When you turn in your volunteer card remember to clearly indicate where you want your funds donated.

Personal and private households are not eligible to receive Volunteer hour funds.

Youth Volunteer Opportunities

Youth (ages 13+) can also find opportunities to help at war. A number of positions accept youth volunteers, which will be noted in the description on the iVolunteer site. During war, Base Camp will know which shifts are cleared for youth volunteers.

Restricted Positions and Positions Not Listed on iVolunteer

You may notice that some volunteer positions are not listed or are restricted, such as Lead Positions, First Aid and Exchequer, but that does not mean we don't need volunteers!

Due to the extra requirements involved, some positions are noted as restricted. Each restricted position on iVolunteer will have specific instructions for how to sign up & an email address for you to submit your request along with any required information. If you are approved, you will receive an email confirmation.

For positions not listed on iVolunteer, please contact the Volunteer Staff via email at volunteers@potrerowar.org, or during war at Base Camp.

Volunteer for Setup Crew

Volunteers are needed to help prepare the war site for our guests. Shifts are available for general Setup Crew and Haybales. Since people are needed to help check-in the crews, Wednesday Porter shifts have been added this year. If you'd like to be on the Setup Crew, Haybales, or Wednesday Porter, click the Setup Crew link and follow the instructions.

Please NOTE, by registering you are simply expressing your interest, but this does not guarantee you will be accepted. If you are approved, you will receive an email confirmation.

The requirements to be considered for Setup Crew are:

  • able to lift 30lbs or more
  • stand on your feet for 30 minutes at a time
  • able walk the entire length of the park several times in a single day
  • You must have pre-registered and be paid by May 10, 2017 in order to get on site!

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