LRCB VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for LRCB! LRCB is an intensive 3-day-weekend program for women and adults with marginalized gender identities to form bands and write original songs! And we need a bunch of incredible volunteers to make it all happen! Musical and non-musical positions available!
Help cultivate a supportive community of peers and mentors that will help motivate social change in our community! Over the long weekend, you will support participants as they find their inner rock god/goddess and fight the status quo by learning how to play an instrument and writing an original song!
We have Musical and Non-Musical Volunteer Positions for LRCB! Please check out all of our available volunteer positions to see what role(s) would be best for you!
LRCB Instructors will work as a team of 3-4 to teach their assigned instrument group – guitar, bass, keyboards, drums or vocals! Along with fellow instructors, you are responsible for developing curriculum and lesson plans for your students by adapting curriculum from previous LRCB sessions and developing new curriculum.
LRCB Instructors must meet the following requirements to apply:
– Must have experience playing or have taken lessons in their instrument, have a basic skill level and knowledge of their particular instrument, and/or some experience teaching within your selected instrument group possibly at GRCB.
– 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.
– Must agree to participate in mandatory meet ups, at least once, before the session begins with your Lead and fellow instructors to prepare for instruction and instrument group teaching and lesson planning.
Instrument Instructor 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)
If you are interested in a full day of volunteering, this position pairs well with band coach, support crew or workshop leader.
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.
LRCB 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 LRCB previously or at a GRCB summer session
-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
-Ability to organize meet ups, at least once, before the session begins with your fellow instructors to prepare for instruction and instrument group teaching and lesson planning
-Willingness to periodically check in with your fellow instructors and participants during sessions as the main point person
Lead Instructor 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)
As a band coach you will be teamed up with a partner and together 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!
LRCB Band Coaches must meet the following requirements to apply:
-Must have at least one-two years of experience writing, practicing, performing original songs with a band
-Must have 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 LRCB (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)
If you are interested in a full day of volunteering, this position pairs well with instrument instructor, lead instrument instructor or 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. The support crew position time commitment can be flexible! The full time commitment would be: Friday 9:00am-11:00pm, Saturday 8:30am-11:00pm, Sunday 9:00am-3:30pm (7:00pm call at Venue for Sunday Live Showcase). If you can only volunteer for a day, or part of each day over the session, just let us know in the application below and we can do our best to work with your schedule!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
-We are committed to creating an inclusive environment that supports and welcomes a wide range of marginalized gender identities and expressions. We welcome women, transgender, and gender nonconforming 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, gender identity and expression, 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.