Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls

Volunteer

photo by Kate Engelbrecht

This was totally rad — it was not only a chance to work with and empower young women, but also a chance to meet some amazing musicians.
Volunteer

We need the help of lots of reliable, dedicated folks to make camp happen! We’re always looking for more help and new faces, so if you’re thinking about volunteering, let us just say “thanks!” right up front.

CLICK HERE FOR SUMMER 2014 VOLUNTEER INFO

Below you will find basic descriptions of some of the jobs both before and during camp. Please note that volunteers must be at least 19 years of age at the time of the camp session they are volunteering for.

See the organization’s non-discrimination policy for more information on gender identity and leadership roles.

Examples of Volunteer Jobs…

Counselor
Counselors serve as mentors for assigned groups of girls, which involves checking in with them every morning, making sure the campers are where they need to be at all times, and offering advice and help throughout the day.   Since the most important parts of the job are ensuring the campers’ safety and giving them support and encouragement, non-musicians are welcome in this job. Counselors who are musicians, however, are often called upon to coach campers on their instruments.

Female, trans, gender non-conforming welcome. No music experience necessary. This is a full time position for the camp week.

Instrument Instructor
Our campers possess a varying range of skill levels – some have been playing for years, many have never touched a musical instrument in their lives.   Instructors are responsible for working with other teachers to plan classes and create a supportive learning environment for the campers. Classes usually involve a combination of team-teaching larger groups of 20-35 students and solo teaching in smaller groups (3-4 students).

Female, trans, gender non-conforming welcome. Music experience required. This is a part-time position during the camp week & Ladies Rock Camp.

Band Coach
On the first day of camp, the campers form bands, and each band is assigned a band coach. The coach provides help and guidance with all aspects of working as a group: setting up, tuning, songwriting, learning how to play together, working together constructively, figuring out band names, etc.

Female, trans, gender non-conforming welcome. Music experience required. This is a part-time position during the camp week & Ladies Rock Camp.

Workshop Leader
We offer a range of workshops throughout the week, from self-defense to songwriting to silk-screening to media literacy.   We’re also open to new ideas about workshops that we haven’t offered before. Workshop leaders are responsible for developing a one-hour session on their topic and teaching it 3-4 times to a group of 20-35 campers. Workshops often involve team-teaching.

Female, trans, gender non-conforming welcome. No music experience necessary. This is a part-time position, 3 – 4 hours during the camp week. Ladies Rock camp schedule t.b.d.

Roadie
We need folks to help set up, break down, and move equipment throughout the week.   Responsibilities include setting up the camp site, reconfiguring rooms for band practice every day, helping with load-in/out on showcase days, etc.

Female, male, trans, gender non-conforming welcome. No music experience necessary. There is scheduling flexibility with this position; you can sign up for as many or as few shifts as you want.

We also need volunteers for:

Kitchen Team
Volunteer After-Party Team
Photographers/Videographers
Floaters/Drivers
Social Worker
Camp Nurse

…and more!

If you have questions, drop us a line at volunteer@williemaerockcamp.org

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national and/or ethnic origin, marital status, sexual orientation, mental or physical ability, or gender identity or expression in the administration of any of its educational programs, admissions policies, scholarships, and other Camp-related policies and programs, as well as volunteer and employment-related policies and activities.

Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls welcomes individuals who self-identify as female, trans, and gender non-conforming to apply for leadership positions at camp. Non-leadership roles are open to individuals who self-identify as female, male, trans, and gender non-conforming. For more information, see the job descriptions for volunteer positions.

A special note to male-identified allies: Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls is primarily led by and for women and girls. We also value diversity, inclusion, and sensitivity towards all individuals, regardless of gender identity or expression. The organization welcomes the support of male-identified allies, and expects male-identified allies who would like to volunteer to respect the importance of leadership by women.