those who wish to be a MardiGrass volunteer:
If you cannot afford a pass or just want to contribute to the
cause, you can register as a volunteer at the Hemp Embassy or
the Information Booth in front of the Hall.
We need volunteers from as early as the Monday before, so if
you want to be part of the preparations, come early. You do
not have to register in advance, just come. For a reasonable
day's help you will get a weekend pass.
This year camping is only available
to those volunteers committed to putting in time each day. While
we love doing the loaves and fishes act things are a bit tight
this year. Committed volunteers get a blue armband, which entitles
them to two meals a day, entry to MOB events, and the volunteer
For camping a bedroll and sleeping bag are minimum
kit. The nights are starting to get cold at MardiGrass time
so make sure you bring warm clothing and whatever else you need
in case it rains.
Volunteer jobs are varied and according to the needs
of the moment. They can include fence and barricade construction,
rubbish collection, erecting marquees and tents, setting up
stages, constructing big joints, and anything else that needs
to be done to make MardiGrass happen successfully.
Volunteers...bring your own bowl and mug if you
The Jungle Patrol is a local volunteer organisation that patrol
the streets, encourage people to keep the peace, and bear witness
when they do not. The Jungle Patrol cannot enter an affray,
but will encourage a peaceful resolution to any disturbance.
If there is an incident, it is witnessed, and aid is rendered
after the event if necessary. Jungle Patrol members will be
able to contact the Police if the situation warrants it.
The Jungle Patrol grew from the volunteer groups of early MardiGrass
If you think you can be that, volunteer!
The Jungle Patrol
will be providing visitor information, crowd safety, primary
first aid, event communications and security/police liaison.
If you need help during the event don't hesitate to ask.
For those who came in late....
Jungle Patrol operates from
Friday 8am through to early Monday morning and people are urged
to sign up for two four hour shifts.
Glover: Phone: 02-66897589
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