Many volunteers help to make Between the Worlds happen each year. In particular, the Gathering is run by two co-facilitators and a group of dedicated Coordinators.
The current co-facilitators for the gathering are:
Boden started attending Between the Worlds when it was in its second year (2003). He became a member of GFG and helped the gathering grow for several years. He used to go by the name Akesios and together with SpiritWolf, he helped start the Brotherhood of the Spectrum Blade and was one of its high priests. After a hiatus for 7 years, he was finally able to return to the community in 2018 and found he was ‘home’ again. It was almost as if he’d never left. He jumped right back into working behind the scenes as a member of GFG and is honored to be one of the cofacilitators for BTW 2021!!
✴ Matt is President of the Green Faerie Grove
In compensation for this service, persons who volunteer and are accepted to fill Coordinator positions at BTW will, upon satisfactory completion of their duties, be refunded one-half of their registration fee for the event. Coordinator positions and their associated duties include:
✴ Security: The coordinators for security are members of the Brotherhood of the Spectrum Blade. They are responsible for the safety and security of the event.
✴ First Aid: The coordinators for first aid are members of the Brotherhood of the Spectrum Blade. They are responsible for responding to medical emergencies. These persons must, at minimum, possess a current Red Cross certification in First Aid and CPR.
✴ Counseling: The coordinators for counseling are members of the Brotherhood of the Spectrum Blade. They are responsible for tending to the mental health of the gathering attendees, providing counseling to attendees, as necessary, and providing advice to BTW facilitators on situations as they may arise. These persons will, ideally, possess a background in the mental health or social service professions.
✴ Community: They are responsible for maintaining the heart of the Community, the Queer Spirit Altar and Pan’s Place, and for set-up and clean-up before and after Komos.
✴ Fire-Tending: They are responsible for tending the main Sacred Fire at Pan’s Place and other ritual and community fires as needed.
✴ Heralding: They are responsible for coordinating announcements of gathering events, schedule changes, and emergency notifications.
✴ Torch-Lighting: They are responsible for coordinating the placement, filling, and lighting of torches where and when they are needed.
✴ Registration and Work-Shift: They are responsible for coordinating volunteers to staff the needs of the other Coordinator positions and for the check-in process.
✴ Silent Auction/Raffle: They are responsible for coordinating submissions for the raffle and silent auction, selling raffle tickets, daily drawings for raffle prizes during the morning meeting, and maintaining silent auction lots. They also handle selling all of the event merchandise during the gathering.
These positions are generally filled with standing appointees. Please contact The Green Faerie Grove for more information or if you are interested in filling an open position.