The dedicated Sanctuary Volunteers are sherpas, and companions for those participants that for one or another reason are having a difficult experience at the Festival. They support a chill, calming space that is located out of the way, and has cots, pillows, fluffy blankets… (and buckets). Stress, the environment, relationships, or AOS can be too much for a participant at a given time, and they may seek help, and a time off from the noise. Sanctuary is the place to go for that.
If you are interested in connecting with people at a deeper level, have crazy conversations, be a source of support, and a beacon of patience, and balance, you can be completely sober for a shift, and have a non-judgemental, accepting, and loving attitude, then you are an awesome match for this team!
You will have attended a comprehensive training on the art of Active Listening (with plenty of practice!), a special Consent module to make sure they will be mindful of everyone´s boundaries at all times, a starter course in Mindfulness to assist someone that is in a loop, and needs help grounding, and some basic skills taken from the Rangers Manual, facilitated by mental health professionals. An expert will also provide an overview about common psychoactive substances, based on practical knowledge, and experience. There will be handouts to study beforehand.
Sanctuary Volunteers will have 4 or 6-hours sober shifts, and are guaranteed a peaceful environment, away from the drama, and excitement.
There will be a training in Toronto May 12th, and another one on site at the event, on Friday morning, if you have any other questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.