Ladies Rock Camp Boston

LRCB VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

We believe girls and women need positive female role models and support for their creative endeavors!

We would be nowhere without the support, hard work, and dedication of our volunteers. We offer a variety of both musical and non-musical volunteer positions.

This year we will be holding two sessions of Ladies Rock Camp Boston and need some incredible volunteers to make it all happen! We are looking forward to cultivating a supportive community of peers and mentors that will help motivate social change in our community!

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER FOR LADIES ROCK CAMP BOSTON:

Session 1: March 1-4, 2018

Session 2: April 5-8, 2018

We seek volunteers who want to engage in our mission of empowering each other through music instruction and performance during this intensive three day session! While our programming is guided by the experiences of girls and women, we are committed to creating an inclusive environment that supports and welcomes a wide range of marginalized gender identities and expressions. We welcome women, trans, and gender nonconforming volunteers.

Please check out all of our available volunteer positions to see what role(s) would be best for you and then head on to the LRCB Volunteer Application!

INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTOR

Ladies Rock Camp Boston (LRCB) Instructors will work as a team and be responsible for teaching their assigned instrument group – guitar, bass, keyboards, drums or vocals. Along with fellow instructors, you are responsible for compiling curriculum from previous GRCB lesson plans, developing new curriculum and lesson planning for their students. This position pairs well with band coach, support crew or workshop leader for a full day of volunteering at LRCB.

Ladies Rock Camp Instructors must meet the following requirements to apply:

– Must have at least 1 year teaching experience within your selected instrument group or to have taught a basic skill level of their particular instrument for at least 2 years.
– Must have the ability to develop curriculum to meet all campers at their skill level and help them prepare for their band practices leading up to Showcase time Session

Time Commitment: Mandatory Orientation on the Thursday preceding the session, Friday 9:00am-3:30pm, Saturday 8:30am-1:30pm,  Sunday 8:00am-12:30pm (7:00pm call at Venue for Sunday Live Showcase)

LEAD INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTOR

Lead Instrument Instructors serve as the point person and coordinator of their assigned instrument group. Lead Instructors facilitate the pre-session meet ups and communications prior to the session. They teach along with their fellow instructors and help organize the materials provided from past LRCB sessions. This position pairs well with band coach, support crew or workshop leader for a full day of volunteering at LRCB.

Ladies Rock Camp LEAD Instructors must meet the following requirements to apply:

-Must have at least 1 year teaching experience within your selected Instrument or have taught a basic skill level of your particular instrument for at least 2 years.
-Have volunteered as an Instrument Instructor for Ladies Rock Camp previously
-Have strong lesson planning and organized preparation within your instructor group
-Must have the ability to develop curriculum to meet all campers at their skill level and help them prepare for their band practices leading up to Showcase time
-Willingness to periodically check in with your fellow instructors during sessions

Session Time Commitment: Mandatory Orientation on the Thursday preceding the session. Friday 9:00am-3:30pm, Saturday 8:30am-1:30pm, Sunday 8:00am-12:30pm (7:00pm call at Venue for Sunday Live Showcase)

BAND COACH

As a band coach you will be teamed up with a partner and togehter you will work with a band of participants who are collaborating on writing, playing and arranging a song for a final showcase performance at a sold out local rock venue! In addition to coaching the band musically, you will guide them through an entire weekend of workshops including t-shirt silkscreening, band photos, media literacy workshops and more! This position pairs well with instrument instructor or support crew for a full day of volunteering at LRCB.
Ladies Rock Camp Band Coaches must meet the following requirements to apply:

-Must have at least two years of experience writing, practicing, performing, and possibly recording and touring original songs with a band
-Must have advanced knowledge of at least one, and be able to play or be well acquainted with at least two, of the five instrument groups taught at Ladies Rock Camp (drums, bass, vox, guitar, keys).

Session Time Commitment: Mandatory Orientation on the Thursday preceding the session. Friday 9:00am-1:00pm, and 3:00-11:00pm. Saturday 12:30pm-11:00pm,  Sunday 11:30am-3:30pm  (7:00pm call at Venue for Sunday Live Showcase)

SUPPORT CREW

No musical experience necessary! Throughout the three day LRCB session you will be called upon to help with specific tasks to make LRCB a smooth operating and a rockin machine- from daily set up and clean up, picking up donations, maintaining practice spaces and gear, serving lunch and dinner, workshop assistance, front desk and sales, sound tech, roadie, and lastly Showcase assistance. The Support Crew is vital in making sure everyone has a great experience at LRCB!

We have created three crews that help get everything done:

Site Crew: You will help make the weekend 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 weekend 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!!

Session Time Commitment: Mandatory Orientation on the Thursday preceding the session. Friday 9:00am-11:00pm, Saturday 8:30am-11:00pm, Sunday 9:00am-3:30pm (7:00pm call at Venue for Sunday Live Showcase). The support crew position time commitment is flexible.

WORKSHOP LEADER

Our workshops work to build confidence and collaboration while exploring various methods self-expression. The workshops we have provided in the past include: Songwriting Workshop, Amplifier and Gear Repair Workshop, Silk Screening, Women In Rock History, and Self Defense. We would love to hear your ideas! Workshop Leader applicants need to send in a proposal to Hilken at hilken@girlsrockboston.org along with their application.
Session Time Commitment: Days and times vary

ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEER INFORMATION:

-All volunteers must be at least 21 years of age at the time of the LRCB session.
-Space for volunteers is limited, please apply early for best consideration.
-While our programming is guided by the experiences of girls and women, we are committed to creating an inclusive environment that supports and welcomes a wide range of marginalized gender identities and expressions. We welcome girls, women, trans, and gender nonconforming youth and adults.
-All new volunteers will be interviewed and a background check is required for volunteers.
-All volunteers must attend our mandatory volunteer orientation for their session.

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.