Volunteer

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Girls Rock Camp Houston Needs You!

Girls Rock Camp Houston is actively recruiting volunteers for all positions. We appreciate your efforts dearly and believe that you will be rewarded handsomely by working with, teaching and empowering girls. Your availability during camp determines which positions you can work. We will try to be flexible, but please be upfront about when you can offer your services.

Camp Volunteer Positions

Please read through the descriptions to see which jobs interest you and suit your schedule. You’ll let us know your preferences and availability on the application form. Feel free to sign up for one job or several. Junior Volunteer opportunities are also available for girls ages 16-18.

Childcare

  • Female, male, trans, and gender non-conforming welcome. No music experience necessary.
  • In order to make our program as accessible as possible, we like to offer on-site childcare for children of volunteers and children of campers (arranged ahead of time). If you are willing to hang out with and play with kids of volunteers and campers, this is a job for you! Childcare experience is a plus.

Assistant Volunteer Coordinator

  • Female, trans, and gender non-conforming welcome.
  • Music experience not required.
  • Key communicator with volunteers during the camp week.
  • Acting as support for volunteers during the girls’ camp sessions, as well as participating in training volunteers at orientation sessions, acts as liaison between volunteers and the Lead Volunteer Coordinator during sessions.
  • Often be called upon to sub for volunteers who are absent or running late.
  • Must be available Monday-Friday of camp week 8:30am – 6pm

Workshop Instructors

  • Female, trans, and gender non-conforming welcome.
  • Are you an intelligent, creative, sassy lady that would like to lead a workshop at Girls Rock Camp Houston? Instructors will educate campers in different age groups on particular areas that directly relate to women in the music industry.
  • We are now accepting proposals for workshops. Please email proposals to, volunteer@girlsrockhouston.org The deadline for proposals is July 1, 2016.
  • Must be available afternoons during camp week (2 hours between 1pm and 4:30pm, exact schedule t.b.d.)

Music Instrument/Vocal Instructors

  • Female, trans, and gender non-conforming welcome.
  • Music experience required, band experience a plus.
  • Having experience with working with kids in a school or camp setting is a plus.
  • Instructors must have basic/and or advanced knowledge in the instrument they are teaching and must be prepared to teach students with widely varying levels of experience. Some students will have never had day of practice in their life, and others will have been playing for several years.
  • Responsible for teaching campers drums, bass, guitar, keyboards, or vocals. Instructors also collaborate with other instructors of the same instrument. They can also double as a counselor or band coach.
  • We’re looking for instructors who can teach one or more the following:
    • Guitar
    • Bass
    • Drums
    • Keyboards
    • Vocals
  • Must be available mornings during camp week (2 hours between 9:00am and 12:30pm, exact schedule t.b.d.)

Band Coaches

  • Female, trans, and gender non-conforming welcome.
  • Music experience required, band experience a plus.
  • On the first day of camp, girls will form bands, and each band is assigned a coach. The coach will monitor each band practice and help the band members prepare for their live performance at the end of the camp. The coach will guide the girls in all aspects of working in a band: setting up, tuning, songwriting, learning to play as a group and learning to listen to one another, stage presence.
  • The coach will help students break down instruments after each practice and at the show. She should also be prepared to mediate the occasional dispute.
  • Assist an assigned camper band during band practice.
  • Offer suggestions & keep the peace while campers create their original song.
  • Also, keep counselors & instrument instructors informed if tensions are running high or campers want more information on their instruments. Coaches can double as counselors or instructors during camp week.
  • Must be available afternoons during camp week (2 hours between 1pm and 4:30pm, exact schedule t.b.d.)

Counselors

  • Female, trans, and gender non-conforming welcome.
  • Music experience not required.
  • Counselors serve as mentors to the campers and must be available throughout the entire day. Different counselors will be assigned to keep track of a particular group of girls, usually grouped by age, and they will need to keep an eye on the girls’ dynamics. They will provide support to students who come with issues such as low self-esteem, difficulties with other band members, or even issues unrelated to camp.
  • Experience working with children in a school or camp setting is a plus.
  • Responsible for checking in their assigned group of campers in the mornings & signing them out in the afternoon. They also walk their campers to & from instrument & band practice, check in with them during lunch, and may have to field questions from parents.
  • Counselors may double as instrument instructors or band coaches during camp week.
  • Must be available Monday-Friday of camp week 8:30am – 6pm

Roadie (Gear Team)

  • Female, male, trans, and gender non-conforming welcome.
  • Experience preferred but not required.
  • Roadies move and set up equipment when and where necessary at camp each day; tuning and such is a plus.
  • Roadies are especially needed for the end-of-camp showcase, during which they will move, set up, and tune equipment. Transport, set up & break down rooms for instrument & band practice, as well as assist with workshops requiring gear & set-up for guest performers.
  • Lots of lifting & attending to last minute gear requests. Must be able to lift 15 lbs.
  • Can also work as counselor, instructor or band coach.
  • Must have availability during camp week; scheduling is flexible.

Food Team

  • Female, male, trans, and gender non-conforming welcome.
  • Music experience not required.
  • Members of the food team will be in charge of obtaining food donations, picking them up, planning meals, organizing serving, and cleaning up for volunteer breakfast and lunch.
  • They will be in charge of camper snacks. In general, parents are asked to send lunch with their child. However, we will make sure that all of the girls are fed a lunch.
  • Also in charge of dispensing daily afternoon snacks to campers, with options for those with food allergies.
  • Also responsible for clean-up in kitchen & cafeteria areas.
  • Can also work as counselor.
  • Scheduling is flexible for these positions; you can sign up for as many or as few shifts as you want.

Floaters/Runners

  • Female, male, trans, and gender non-conforming welcome.
  • Music experience not required.
  • These volunteers called upon for the various tasks essential to the success of the camp. Floaters might be sent to Kinko’s or the hardware store, to fill in for a volunteer who can’t make her shift, and to generally be available for whatever comes up. Runners might be asked to complete off site tasks such as picking up supplies, equipment, or food items.
  • Runners must have a vehicle available for use during camp hours and a cell phone.
  • Must have availability during camp week; scheduling is flexible.

Social Worker

  • Female, trans, and gender non-conforming welcome.
  • Music experience not required.
  • We prefer to have an on-site social worker to help the staff address major emotional or behavioral issues that may arise during the camp week.
  • This position is for licensed social workers or psychologists only.
  • Must be available Monday – Friday during camp week; scheduling is flexible.

Camp Nurse

  • Female, trans, and gender non-conforming welcome.
  • Music experience not required.
  • Position is open to people who are doctors or registered nurses.
  • Keeps tabs on all known medical issues, makes sure campers who need regular medication take it, and act as the point person for any first aid needs during the camp weeks. Dispense any camper medications, provide earplugs, attend to both camper & volunteer injuries & special needs.
  • Must be available Monday-Friday of camp week, with some scheduling flexibility.

Show Team

  • Music experience not required.
  • These volunteers will help organize and operate the end-of-camp showcase.
  • Positions will be needed for running sound, stage management, putting up posters at the venue and around town, publicity, creating programs, and clean-up for after the show.

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