Interested in volunteering to help with camp 2023? Please fill out the volunteer application! You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our volunteer list or get more information.
We have many volunteer positions available. Below is a list of volunteer role descriptions, responsibilities, and requirements.
Mentorship positions (instrument instructors, band managers/coaches, camp counselors, workshop leaders, etc) are open to female-identifying or gender non-conforming volunteers only; non-mentorship positions (roadies, showcase crew, etc) are open to people of all gender identities. Our campers come from a wide range of neighborhoods and socio-economic backgrounds and we strive to create a volunteer base that reflects that diversity.
Please note that all volunteers are required to provide all legally required state and federal background checks and attend a mandatory training session before camp begins.
The following positions are open to self-identified women and gender non-conforming volunteers:
Instrument instructors are responsible for designing a curriculum for the week, with an emphasis on developing skills that campers can put to use right away in band practice, that is responsive to the different learning styles, needs, and interests of the class. This is a direct role with campers for non-male volunteers who have provided all required clearances.
Instruments taught at camp are: Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Drums, Keyboard. This position requires availability from Monday-Thursday, 9:15-10:45am--if you are available Friday that is a plus but not essential.
Band managers oversee band practice, guide their band through the collaborative process of creating a song by helping the group set goals, giving constructive feedback, and mediating conflicts. Band managers are also responsible for setting up equipment, checking levels, and troubleshooting sound problems. This is a direct role with campers for non-male volunteers who have provided all required clearances. Some bands may have two band managers.
This position requires availability Monday-Thursday, 10:30am-12:00pm and Friday, 9:15am-12:00pm, plus availability for the showcase on Saturday (from around 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM).
Camp counselors are needed to work with campers when not in instrument instruction or band practice (assemblies, workshops, lunchtime, drop off/pick up, etc ) and to help with other tasks (resetting rooms, lunch pick-up, snack distribution, etc.) when they are. This is a direct role with campers for non-male volunteers who have provided all required clearances.
This is a good position for those who need a more flexible schedule and/or those without a musical background. Ideally availability Monday-Friday, 8:30am-12:30pm or Monday-Friday, 12:00pm-4:00pm.
Workshop leaders are responsible for designing a curriculum that is appropriate for a campers ages 10 to 18. The workshop should also take into account the campers’ diverse backgrounds, experiences, and interests; if the workshop is music-related, leaders should present a variety of genres, cultures, and eras.
Therapeutic/medical crew members should have a background in social work, counseling, healthcare, or education and are available as needed throughout the week to help with campers in need of extra assistance.
This role has no set time requirement and is available for those who might need a more flexible schedule.
High-energy volunteers are needed to design and lead daily morning and afternoon assemblies. Assemblies typically include ice-breaking and team-building games and activities as well as sessions on gear care, recording info, and other skills.
Several volunteers are needed to check campers in and out each day. The front desk will have a list of campers and their parents/guardians. No camper should leave alone or with an adult who is not their parent/guardian without prior written consent. Campers will be dropped off and released from the camp desk; parents/guardians should not enter the camp space.
The following positions are open to volunteers of all gender identities:
Roadies help load in and out of camp and the showcase, set up instrument classrooms in the morning and band rooms in the afternoon, and make sure all equipment is where it needs to be throughout the day and week. Roadies may also provide assistance to instrument instructors and band managers by replacing broken strings, tuning guitars, locating missing equipment, etc.
Showcase volunteers will help load equipment into and out of the venue, assist with showcase set-up, take tickets, and sell raffle items, camper band t-shirts, and other merchandise.