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.
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 musical and non-musical positions.
GRCB SUMMER SESSION VOLUNTEER POSITIONS:
There are many ways to get involved and volunteer for GRCB summer sessions! Please read the position descriptions below carefully to determine which role(s) would be best for you!
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 may be combined with support crew for a full day of volunteering! (Time Commitment: Monday 7:30am-6:00pm, Tuesday-Friday 11:30am-6:00pm, Saturday Showcase)
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)
Please Note: We will be holding an additional Instrument Instructor Orientation in June 16, 2015. Time and Location are still TBD. Attendance is strongly encouraged for all instrument instructors as this is an opportunity to get together with your Instruction Team and work on curriculum planning for your session.
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 one band of girls all week. 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 is an essential role in making GRCB a smooth sailing ship! We have divided the Support Crew into three separate crews for each session: Food Crew, Gear Crew, and Site Crew. Each crew is responsible for a different set of tasks throughout the week. You may request a crew or be placed by a coordinator in a crew where help is needed most.
Site Crew - You will help make the week run smoothly by working with all workshop leaders to make sure they have the supplies and support that they need! You will also be creating organizational systems to make sure everything is easy to find and distribute. You will also help keep the building clean and organized throughout the day.
Gear Crew - You will work with the Keeper of the Gear to ensure everyone has the gear they need! Throughout the week you will be as a roadie for the Bands, help move gear for instrument instruction, and set up for workshops and bands!
Food Crew - We need your help to make sure everything runs smooth as butter! This position includes setting up and breaking down food/ drinks throughout the day. People get cranky when they are hungry and you will be making sure everyone is fed and HAPPY!!
This position may be combined with band manager or workshop leader! Full day support crew appreciated! (Flexible Commitment: Full Day Monday 7:30am-6:00pm, Tuesday-Friday 8:00am-6:00pm / 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)
Each of our workshops value building positive self-esteem and encouraging creativity, self-expression, and awareness. We are seeking volunteers who are interested in leading the range of workshops we offer each session including Media Literacy, Songwriting, Silk-Screening, Intro to DJ, and Women in Rock History.
We are also interested in proposals for workshops that we have not offered before but would align with our mission and enhance the experience at GRCB.
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. More information in the application or contact email@example.com for more information.
We are in need of a qualified volunteer nurse for each of our summer sessions to make sure everyone is safe during the week! While we would prefer to have a consistent person throughout each week, we understand that volunteering your time is not always easy and could work to accommodate part time schedules. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested or fill out our volunteer application above! (All Day: Monday 7:30am-6:00pm, Tuesday-Friday 8:00am-6:00pm or 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)
ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEER INFORMATION:
NEW THIS YEAR: GRCB Summer Sessions will be held at Berklee College of Music’s Fordham Road Facility located at: 25 Fordham Road, Allston, MA 02134
All volunteers must be at least 19 years of age at the time of the GRCB session.
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
5:30-6:30 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.