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Sanctuary is a place for Firefly participants when they are feeling overwhelmed. Sanctuary has
helped participants coping with emotional trauma, interpersonal issues, anxiety, and
over-stimulation. Throughout the festival there are always two volunteers at Sanctuary and two
on call. The volunteers maintain a calm space and offer non-judgmental empathetic listening.

Sanctuary is located at the top of the field to the right of the main entrance to the woods on
Mercurial Path.

To volunteer with sanctuary, first you will sign up for a training and then we will go and give your
volunteer signup account permission to sign up for a sanctuary shift.

Sign up for a training here

 

Sanctuary offers 3 event volunteer roles:

Sanctuary Support: 4 Hour Shifts (2 per shift)

Sanctuary Support volunteers help participants to be grounded again. They engage with
participants when they need someone to talk to, need assistance with emotional trauma,
interpersonal issues, anxiety, triggering of past events or just overwhelmed and overstimulated
by the Firefly experience. Support volunteers help our participants walk through their difficult
time. Sanctuary Support volunteers are stationed in the Sanctuary tent where they can be found
24 hours a day.

Sanctuary Supervisor: 6 Hour Shifts (1 per shift)

A Sanctuary Supervisor helps and assists Support volunteers when things get busy or volunteers need other assistance or advice. Supervisors are roaming and on-call. Available for face to face discussions during their shift.

When you sign up for a Sanctuary training there will be some questions about your prior experience; we will review what you write there and email you if we think you would be a good fit for a Supervisor shift.

SS 12: 12 Hour Shifts (1 per shift)

A SS 12 Volunteer helps and assists Support Volunteers and Supervisor Volunteers when things get busy or they need other assistance or advice. They are comprised of Co-Leads and experienced Supervisor Volunteers and oversee Sanctuary Operations at Firefly. SS 12 Volunteers are roaming and on-call. Available for face to face discussions during their shift.

When you sign up for a Sanctuary training there will be some questions about your prior experience; we will review what you write there and email you if we think you would be a good fit for an SS 12 shift.

2019 Sanctuary Trainings

To volunteer at Sanctuary, sign up for one the following four options and then we will give you
access to sign up for a shift at volunteer.fireflyartscollective.org

Option 1:
~~THIS TRAINING IS FULL~~

Democracy Center, Cambridge MA
Wednesday, June 5th
7 PM – 9 PM
Please email sanctuary@fireflyartscollective.org if this is the only option that would work for you, and we’ll see if we can figure something out.

Option 2:

Field’s Corner Business Lab, Boston MA
Saturday, June 15th
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Option 3:

At Sanctuary, at Firefly
Wednesday, July 3rd
3 PM – 5 PM

Option 4:

At Sanctuary, at Firefly
Thursday, July 4th
3 PM – 5 PM

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center Training

We highly recommend attending the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center training. This is optional for most volunteers; the one exception is that we may email you to say we feel you would be qualified to take Supervisor shifts if you attend the BARCC training.

Field’s Corner Business Lab, Boston MA
May 19th
2 PM – 5 PM

Register your interest in the BARCC Training

Accessibility Information of training venues

Democracy Center

The Rosa Parks room where we will have our training is wheelchair accessible, but the
bathroom is not. Wheelchair users are welcome to use the accessible restroom at Daedalus
while we plan our improvements for bathroom accessibility. To reach that bathroom, exit the
ramp and turn left on Bow St, at the next building (Daedalus) use their accessible entrance and
their restroom will be on the right. More information at: democracycenter.org/accessibility.
Contact info@democracycenter.org or 617 492 8855 as needed

Field’s Corner Business Lab

There is an elevator to get to the 4th floor, and once you are there everything is on one level.
Doorways are “normal” width. There is an accessible bathroom stall.

Accessibility contact: 617-949-0439 on the Signal App or Text, or izebel@rocketmail.com

Have feedback or ideas for Sanctuary?

We’d love to hear them. Send them to sanctuary@fireflyartscollective.org, or even better, fill out this feedback form:

Sanctuary Feedback Form

Thanks!

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