Volunteer

Volunteers

2017 Applications are Now Available!

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Thank you for your interest in Girls Rock Dallas. We LOVE volunteers! Volunteers help fulfill our mission by giving their hearts and time to make each moment special for future rock stars.

There are a lot of reasons to volunteer your time to Girls Rock Dallas. One of those reasons is the good feeling you get when you make a difference in a young woman’s life. Another reason is that Girls Rock Dallas is a great organization dedicated to empowering girls through music education and cultivating higher self-esteem and confidence.

And last, but not least, you get to meet a lot of cool people!  The week-long camp truly is a fun experience.  The rewards alone of seeing the girls evolve during the week display the impact Girls Rock Dallas has.

Application Process

Girls Rock Dallas is a non-profit organization with a mission to empower girls through music education. Because our work involves minors, as part of the application process we must conduct an interview for new volunteers and a criminal background check on all volunteers. Volunteers must complete and sign a Background Check Form that will be provided at a later date.  A training session is required for camp counselors, band coaches, and instrument instructors.  All volunteers will attend the mandatory orientation the Sunday prior to camp.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Volunteer Info Sessions:  March 29, April 8, April 19(virtual)
  • Volunteer Application Deadline: May 1
  • Volunteer Training: Dallas: June 10  (Required for camp counselors, band coaches and instrument instructors)
  • Orientation: July 16 (Required for all volunteers)
  • Camp: Dallas: July 17-21

Volunteer Opportunities

Camp Counselor
No music experience necessary, Mon-Fri 9-5:00
(10 spots available)

You will serve as a mentor to your assigned band(s) of girls, 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-Thur mornings
(1-2 spots for each instrument)

Our campers possess a varying range of age 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
(10 spots available)

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.

Roadie
No musical experience necessary, Part-Time or Full-Time
(3-4 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
(1-2 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
(5 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.

If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact Rachel Hardy.

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