I realized I haven’t introduced myself. I’m Ranger Flint and have been a ranger going on six years now. I’ve been a Volunteer Coordinator, Green Dot, RNR (Rapid Night Response), Mentor, and currently am a special consultant to the Ranger Council. Above all, I’m a dirt Ranger.
Before this, I’ve volunteered for several other departments, built large-scale playa art, and a camp coordinator for theme camps. Yet none of them quite clicked for me as a way to become a solid participant of Black Rock City. Now most of the time you’ll never see a Ranger until you really need one, as they stay unobtrusively out of the way. I spotted a couple of Rangers on patrol who stopped by to say, “Hello.” I hadn’t a clue on who they were or what they did, so I asked. I was amazed that this community-based, selfless service existed. It was then that I immediately set in motion the desire to pursue this volunteer role.