why we need you!
Since day one, Girls Rock Sacramento has existed due to the hard work of many dedicated volunteers. These incredible individuals work year-round at our fundraisers, camps, special events, and at our headquarters, with the ultimate goal of empowering and building confidence in girls throughout our community.
If you have the energy, drive, and enthusiasm to devote to GRS, please consider getting involved at one of our exciting events, or join our Core Team of Volunteers. We need people with a wide range of skills for a variety of different tasks; we’re sure you’ll find something that suits your interests and abilities! While musical experience isn’t a requirement, it is definitely an asset. We’re looking for those who are strongly self-motivated and task-oriented who can make a commitment to setting goals and seeing them through.
We have many opportunities available to serve specifically at our summer rock camps. Be sure to carefully read through the volunteer descriptions below, and fill out the application located on our contact page, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
full CAMP VOLUNTEER INFO
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - FULL DAY CAMP, SUMMER 2019
Camp Counselor | No music experience necessary, Mon-Fri 9:30-4:30
You will serve as a mentor to your assigned band(s) of girls (age 12-17), make sure they are where they need to be at all times, and attend the debrief meeting each day. Camp Counselors with musical experience may also coach campers on their instruments throughout the day and during the band practice. Female, female-identifying, and gender non-conforming welcome.
Instrument Instructor | Music experience required, Mon-Fri mornings (1-2 spots for each instrument)
Our campers possess a varying range of age (12-17) and skill level, and many have never touched a musical instrument in their lives. Now it is time to teach them what you know. You may do some collaborative large-group teaching, as well as small-group sessions (generally 3-5 students per teacher). You can also meet or email with your fellow instrument instructors at least once before orientation to decide on a curriculum and what style and level of experience each instructor is comfortable teaching. This position combines well with band coach or workshop leader for a full day of volunteering! We are looking for guitar, bass, vocal, keyboards, and drums. Instrument instructors, although part-time, must be available part time each day. Female, female-identifying, and gender non-conforming welcome.
Band Coach | Songwriting/Instrument knowledge needed, Mon-Fri afternoons
Band coaches are assigned one band to help prepare a song for the Showcase. You will help the girls during band selection on the first day and assist them each camp day in learning how to play as a group, both musically and inter-personally. Female, female-identifying, and gender non-conforming welcome.
Workshop Presenter | No musical experience necessary.
Each of our workshops values developing life skills and self-esteem, as well as encouraging creativity, self-expression, and awareness. Examples of workshops that have been taught at other rock camps: History of Women in Rock, Self-Defense, Image & Identity, Songwriting, Teen Issues, Recording your Band, Prosecution, Engineering & Lighting, and Band T-Shirt Screen Printing. Must be available to teach 1 or 2 one-hour sessions on the day of your scheduled workshop (workshop dates and times TBA). Female, female-identifying and gender non-conforming welcome.
Photographer | No musical experience necessary, Part-Time or Full-Time
Take photos during camp including band photos for the showcase.
Videographer | No musical experience necessary, Part-Time throughout camp, Band Promos on Thursday or Friday
Get video during camp including band interviews for the showcase promos. Promo videos must be ready in time to use during the Saturday Showcase. The videos can be a montage of weekly camp activities, and/or a brief introduction of the bands that will be performing including interviews.
Vibe-Tribe | No musical experience necessary, Part-Time (Before camp, date/time TBD)
Create posters and decorations featuring women in rock and affirmations for the campers. Decorate the camp space.
Lunch Band | Musical experience necessary, Part-Time (M-TH, Noon-1:30pm)
Perform a brief set for the campers while they eat, followed by a Q&A session. All genres considered. Bands must be at least 50% female.
Roadie | No musical experience necessary, Part-Time or Full-Time (several spots available)
Help set-up, breakdown, and move equipment throughout the week. Responsibilities include: re-configuring rooms for band practice every day, and helping with load in/out. There is a lot of flexibility with this position. Female, male, gender non-conforming, and female-identifying welcome.
Front Desk/Receptionist | No musical experience necessary, Part-Time or Full-Time (3-4 spots available)
The receptionist assists with Monday morning camper registration, check-in and check-out of the campers every day, monitors visitors, handles phone calls, coordinates in-camp communication, gives directions, answers questions, and sells showcase tickets and camp merchandise. There is a lot of flexibility with this position. Female, male, female-identifying and gender non-conforming welcome.
Floaters/Runners | Music experience not required, Any Days, Any Time
These volunteers called upon for to help with any last minute needs, runs to stores, filling in for another volunteer, generally lending a hand as necessary. Floaters must have a car and a cell phone. There is a lot of flexibility with this position. Female, male, female-identifying, and gender non-conforming welcome.
Nurse/Doctor | No musical experience necessary, Part-Time or Full-Time (1 spot available)
Available throughout the day as a point person for medical emergencies, minor accidents, helping campers with special medical needs, and prescriptions. Female, female-identifying welcome.
Showcase Crew | No musical experience necessary, Part-Time (8-spots available)
Volunteers will work merch and info tables, sell tickets, fold programs, green room assistance, stage hands, and help to ensure that all aspects of the showcase concert run smoothly. Must be available for the day of the showcase. Female, male, female-identifying, and gender non-conforming welcome.
Load In & Out Crew | No music experience necessary, Part-Time
Help load in the gear the weekend before camp starts and load the gear out at the end of camp week. This position also includes prepping for camp week – setting up/breaking down equipment and the space, as well as cleaning and organizing the space so it looks exactly the way we received it! This volunteer position is open to anyone who is interested in giving their time!
General responsibilities for all volunteers include attending a mandatory orientation session. At the time you are notified that your volunteer application has been accepted, you will also receive information regarding an orientation session. To fill out a volunteer application, click on our CONTACTS page and scroll down, or email email@example.com!
MINI CAMP VOLUNTEER INFO
We will need a handful of volunteers to help with our mini camps in summer 2019. These are small, half-day camps for girls age 7-11. If you're interested in helping specifically with mini-camps, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.