• infobot@lakesoffire.org


Great Lakes Experimental Arts, Inc. (GLEA) wants YOU!

Lakes of Fire is seeking passionate and dedicated burners to join our leadership team and make a positive impact within our burn community.

With the new year quickly approaching, we are asking for your help! We currently have a number of departments that could use a hand with all the behind-the-scenes heavy lifting that occurs year-round to make Lakes of Fire happen.

That’s right, GLEA and Lakes of Fire leadership could use a handjob in 2024 and beyond!

About Us

GLEA, Inc. is a non-profit organization guided by the principles of Burning Man. We are committed to creating a place where art is accessible, valued, and celebrated.

Volunteer Opportunities

We are currently seeking Department Leads, Leads-in-Training, Co-Leads, Committee Members and Board members:

  • Infobot Team
  • Board of Directors
  • Code of Conduct Committee
  • Finance Team
  • Volunteer Dream Team (VDT)
  • Radios
  • Perimeter Ninjas (P-Ninjas)
  • Gate
  • Leave No Trace (LNT)
  • Effigy Team

So, if you are looking to join Lakes of Fire leadership or just have a general interest inquiry and are curious on how you can help, we want to hear from you.

Leadership Volunteer Benefits

As a leadership volunteer, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Make a difference in your burn community
  • Gain valuable experience and skills
  • Access to a Lakes of Fire Volunteer Appreciation ticket
  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Have fun and be part of a rewarding experience
  • Add leadership experience to your resume

How to express interest? To inquire about a Department Leadership opening or other volunteer opportunities use this form. To inquire about our Board of Directors openings use this form. These forms will be open indefinitely or until these roles are filled. Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Lakes of Fire! With your help, we can cultivate a vibrant and inclusive arts community!


Avast ye land lubbers! I hear ye be an ocean sized community with more variety than all the fish in the sea. Be ye hearty enough to join the effigy crew?
The LoF Effigy department is looking to get a better understanding of our volunteer community as we continue to engage with you all. Please fill out this questionnaire to help us understand your skills, desire/availability to participate in our upcoming cycle, and any knowledge that you would be willing to share.

SEND YOUR 2025 THEME IDEAS GLEA is still accepting theme concepts for Lakes of Fire 2025. We’ll keep the Idea Submission Form open until January 31st, 2024 – after that we’ll round up the candidates and put them to the community for a good ol’-fashioned popularity contest.


Hand raising should be an olympic sport because it takes a gold medal amount of effort to put this event on every year. As the year draws to a close sending out appreciation to everyone that helps make this crazy condiment obsessed burn happen every year. Look forward to a few more of you joining us for the next circle around the sun.