GRC Camp Volunteers

Our camp is run almost exclusively by our amazing volunteers. We need all the help we can get from prepping food to moving gear to coaching bands! Whatever your calling, if you have a few hours to spare or are available for the entire week, please consider signing up to help us make GRC Camp 2020 a reality.

Sign me up!

  1. Review the volunteer positions and requirements listed below.
  2. Submit a Camp Volunteer Application which includes a $10* background check**.
  3. If you’d like to volunteer as a Workshop Facilitator, please review the suggested topic areas and submit a workshop proposal in addition to the volunteer application.

*Girls Rock Columbia strives to be accessible for all volunteers. If you are unable to pay the $10 fee, please contact us at hello@girlsrockcolumbia.org and we will make arrangements to cover the cost for you.

**Girls Rock Columbia conducts background checks on volunteers filling particular jobs at camp. Background checks are conducted by an independent agency and include a Social Security trace, U.S. criminal search, and national sex offender registry search. All background check-related personal information is kept confidential by the agency. We recognize that background checks are a part of a larger system that surveils, criminalizes, and oppresses people, especially people of color, queer people, and people who are undocumented. Not having a social security number or having a criminal history will not automatically impact your ability to volunteer. In that case, we will contact you for further discussion.

Camp 2020 will be held at East Point Academy Middle Campus the week of July 13-17. Load-in day is July 12. Showcase will be July 18, location tba.

Working with Campers

Band Coach

The campers form their bands on the first day of camp—that’s when your work begins! As a Band Coach, you will provide guidance in all aspects of working as a collaborative creative time. This role involves helping your band:

  • set up and tune instruments
  • write songs
  • learn how to play together
  • figure out stage moves, etc.

Camp Counselor

As a Camp Counselor, you will serve as a mentor for an assigned group of campers. Counselors must be available during camp week, Monday-Friday, 8:45am-6pm. No music experience is necessary. This role involves:

  • participating in games and skits
  • making sure campers are where they need to be at all times
  • accompanying campers between classrooms
  • offering advice and help throughout the day

Instrument Instructor

As an Instrument Instructor, you will teach campers how to play one of the following musical instruments: electric guitar, electric bass, drums, keyboard, or vocals. Instructors must be available during camp week, Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm. Music experience is necessary. This role involves:

  • planning lessons with other teachers
  • teaching campers a new instrument
  • creating a supportive learning environment for campers

Workshop Facilitator

As a workshop facilitator, you will provide a one-hour lesson to campers on a topic relevant to our mission and must have experience in your chosen topic. Sample workshop topics include: songwriting, self-defense, media literacy, home recording, etc. No music experience necessary. Workshop facilitators must be available to teach 1 or 2 one-hour sessions on their scheduled day. Workshop facilitators must submit a workshop proposal in addition to a volunteer application and be prepared to meet with a Camp Organizer to discuss curriculum before camp. This role involves:

  • developing lessons plans
  • presenting the workshop to groups of campers organized by age
  • co- and/or team-teaching during the workshop

Posi Posse

We all need a little extra positivity sometimes! The Posi Posse will make and hang artwork, get campers hyped during assemblies, and keep the energy going during down time! All Camp Volunteers are expected to support the Posi Posse as able during camp.

Licensed Clinical Counselor

On the occasion that a personal issue arises for campers, you will be available to talk with them and/or refer them to services if needed. This role has a flexible schedule.

Licensed Nurse

A licensed nurse is needed on-site all week. You will provide health care services to campers if needed. This role has a flexible schedule.

Behind the Scenes

Food Crew

Snacks are donated for the campers to enjoy twice daily. As a Food Crew member, you will pick up food donations, go on supply runs and prepare food as needed. This role has a flexible schedule.

Gear Crew

Help us set up, break down and move equipment throughout the week. No music experience necessary. This role has a flexible schedule.

Front Desk Volunteer

This role assists with the daily camper check-in and check-out. As a Front Desk Volunteer, you will also monitor visitors, coordinate in-camp communication, provide directions, answer questions, and (possibly) sell showcase tickets. This role has a flexible schedule.

Runner

You’re a go-to! This role helps with last-minute needs, i.e. running to make copies or the hardware store, filling in if another volunteer can’t make their shift, and help out as situations arise. This role has a flexible schedule.

Showcase Support

We need hands on deck to sell tickets and merch, fold programs, and help ensure that all aspects of the showcase concert run smoothly. Must be available on the Saturday of camp.


If you have any questions about volunteering at Camp, reach out to us at volunteer@girlsrockcolumbia.org