Potrero War

Thursday, May 24 2018 - Monday, May 28 2018

Volunteering at Potrero War

Volunteer signs up will open on 3/15/2018. Beware the Ides of March!!

How do I love Volunteering, let me count the ways!

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!

Volunteer hours count for actual money that can be donated to your local geo-political group!

Volunteers are eligible for cookie palooza at Base camp Saturday night!

Give us two hours and we'll give you a war!!

Important Announcements from your Volunteer Stewards!

3/31/2018 We have heard your questions, we have heard your concerns and so we are moving the links to sign up for volunteers up here!! They are different iVolunteer sites, so make sure you're accessing the correct one!

Click here to sign up for volunteering during war.

Click here to sign up for Set Up Crew and HayBale Crew.

4/3/2018 Sign up for Set Up Crew ends on Sunday 4/22/2018 and pre-reg must be mailed in by 4/28/2018. You may only participate in Set Up Crew if you are pre-registered and paid. Sign Up for regular volunteers will close on 5/10/2018, but we will have on site sign ups!

4/10/2018 Notice: Due to a recent Board of Direction (BOD) decision all Base Camp and Gate shift leads must be an SCA member in good standing.

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:

1.Able to lift 30lbs or more

2.stand on your feet for 30 minutes at a time

3.Able to walk the entire length of the park several times in a single day

4.You must have pre-registered and be paid by April 22, 2018 in order to get on site!

We love the youth of our barony, but if your young children cannot participate in set up crew we ask that you leave them at home and bring them back to war to participate in all the wonderful youth activities.


If you have questions, need assistance with signing up for volunteer positions, or want to volunteer for a restricted position such as Gate Lead please email us at volunteers@potrerowar.org

Yours in Service THL Sabyna of Aydon Lord Christoffer Dechsel

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