VOLUNTEER FOR GIRLS ROCK CAMPAIGN BOSTON
We believe girls need positive female role models and support for their creative endeavors. Get involved with GRCB and help actualize our mission by becoming a strong, positive female mentor for girls and women.
We are constantly working to cultivate a supportive community of peers and positive female mentors that encourage and teach girls to be their own rock heroes, allowing them to think differently about limits that may be placed upon them by our society.
Girls Rock Campaign Boston and Ladies Rock Camp Boston Sessions are 100% Volunteer run! We would be nowhere without the support, hard work, and dedication of our volunteers. We offer a variety of positions for both musical and non-musical women.
GRCB Summer Session Volunteer Positions:
Our girls possess a varying range of age and skill level, and many have never touched a musical instrument in their lives. Now it’s 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 will also meet with your fellow instrument instructors at least once before orientation to work out a curriculum and what style and level of experience each instructor is comfortable teaching. Previous teaching experience is not required. This position combines well with band coach, manager, or workshop leader for a full day of volunteering! (Time Commitment: Monday 7:30am-1:00pm, Tuesday-Friday 8:00am-12:30pm, Saturday Showcase)
Must have basic knowledge of song writing, knowledge of at least two instruments and knowledge of “practice space set-up.” Band coaches are assigned a band with a band manager and will work with a band of girls. During the week, you will help your band prepare a song for the Showcase and be a positive female mentor. You will help the girls during band selection on the first day and assist them each day in learning how to play as a group, both musically and interpersonally. This position combines well with instrument instructor for a full day of volunteering! (Time Commitment: Monday 7:30am-6:00pm, Tuesday-Friday 11:30am-6:00pm, Saturday Showcase)
No Musical Experience Necessary! This position is our equivalent to a counselor, and is one of the most rewarding jobs for volunteers at Girls Rock Boston. You will serve as a positive female mentor for your assigned band of girls with a Band Coach. During the day you must make sure they are where they need to be at all times and attend the end of day staff meeting each day. Band Managers with musical experience may also assist coaches in helping girls with their instruments throughout the day and during band practice. This position combines well with support crew for a full day of volunteering! (Time Commitment: Monday 7:30am-6:00pm, Tuesday-Friday 11:30am-6:00pm, Saturday Showcase)
No musical experience necessary! This is an essential role in making GRCB a smooth sailing ship! Throughout the week, you will be called upon to help with daily morning set up, check in/out, serving lunch to 50 volunteers, merch sales, volunteer/intern break room maintenance, picking up donations, lunch supervision/presence, morning and afternoon assembly, front desk shifts, general clean up including sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, taking out trash, bathroom clean-up, moving gear, Showcase assistance, and other tasks that help everyone have a great day at GRCB! This position combines well with band manager or workshop leader for a full day of volunteering! (Flexible Commitment: 1st Shift Monday 7:30-1:00, Tuesday-Friday 8:00am-12:30pm / 2nd Shift Monday 12:00 -6:00, Tuesday-Friday 11:30-6:00 / All Day Monday 7:30am-6:00pm, Tuesday-Friday 8:00am-6:00pm)
Each of our workshops value developing life skills and self-esteem, as well as encouraging creativity, self-expression, and awareness. We offer a range of workshops throughout the week, from image and identity to songwriting to silk-screening to women in rock history. We’re also open to new ideas about workshops that we haven’t offered before. Workshop leaders are responsible for developing a one and a half-hour session on their topic and teaching it 1-2 times to a group of 30-35 campers. Workshops often involve team-teaching. (Time Commitment: Days and Times Vary)
ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEER INFORMATION:
All volunteers are required to attend a mandatory Volunteer Orientation for their session on the Sunday before their session. The Monday-Friday portion of the day runs from 9AM-5:30PM. Volunteers are expected to arrive for the day between 7:30-8:30am and stay for our volunteer meeting after girls have left for the day. The showcase takes place on Saturday afternoon and runs approximately two and a half hours.
Volunteers are not required to commit to a full day. If you have limited availability during the week there will be space in the application to explain and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
Sample Day at GRCB :
7:30-8:00 Volunteers Arrive
8:30-9:00 Girls Arrive
9:00-9:30 Morning Assembly
9:30-11:30 Instrument Instruction
11:30-12:30 Lunch & Visiting Band Performance
2:00-2:45 Quiet Band Practice & Songwriting
2:45-5:00 Band Practice
5:00-5:30 Afternoon Assembly
5:30 Girls Dismissed
5:30 Volunteer Meeting
All volunteers will be interviewed and a background check is required for new volunteers. All volunteers must attend our mandatory volunteer orientation for their session.
Space for volunteers is limited, please apply early for best consideration.
Our session volunteer positions are open to female identified mentors only.
Girls Rock Campaign Boston does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national and/or ethnic origin, marital status, sexual orientation, mental or physical ability, in the administration of any of its educational programs, admissions policies, scholarships, and other GRCB-related policies and programs, as well as volunteer and employment-related policies and activities.