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Volunteering at camp

Past volunteers have done everything from to teaching drums at camp and photographing our End-of-Camp Extravaganza performance. Whatever your talents, chances are there’s 
a niche for you at Girls Rock Detroit.

Girls Rock Detroit welcomes both volunteers and campers who identify as female, transgender, or gender expansive to apply for camp week positions that are directly camper facing. Positions that are not camper-facing, as well as those outside of camp week, are open to individuals of any gender identity or expression. We invite and encourage all our allies to contact info@girlsrockdetroit.org to find out more about getting involved.

 

As GRD encourages female, transgender, and/or gender expansive individuals to join us on our camp week journey, we are committed to providing a safe space for everyone. This means both educating staff, volunteers, and our fellow community members, in addition to leading by example in order to establish and maintain an inclusive environment for all.

Can’t be there all week? There are also multiple part-time positions available including everything from snack delivery 
to presenting hour-long workshops.

To be considered for a camp week volunteer role, all applicants must:

PARTICIPATE

in a brief interview with a GRD staff member

ATTEND

a mandatory Volunteer Orientation session

REVIEW

the volunteer manual

COMPLETE

a fingerprint background check

Photo of volunteer and campers posing

Year Round Volunteer Opportunities

If you can’t commit to camp week itself, don’t worry—we still need you! Whether you can help spread the gospel of GRD from behind a booth at a music festival, or just showing up to support the campers when they rock out at their End-of-Camp Performance Extravaganza, we truly value your support.

 

Email info@girlsrockdetroit.org anytime to see what’s coming up and find out how we can use your help.

 

We’ll also love you if can donate gear (new or used); donate T-shirts, art supplies or other crafty gems for camp-week activities; host a benefit show, or a fundraising event at your place of business; or just make a donation in any amount — because every 
dollar counts!

Volunteer Asks

Thanks so much for your interest in volunteering with GRD! Here’s what we need right now:

 

Be a techie for a Digital Workshop. Log in early and assist attendees with tech issues, such as sound and video, when they arise. Bonus: attend a GRD digital workshop for free! Check out our upcoming workshops at www.girlsrockdetroit.org/events, and email info@girlsrockdetroit.org to volunteer.

 

Social Media! There’s always lots to do in this department. The most accessible way to support GRD is to share our posts and events to your personal pages and groups. You can also send us music, social justice, and Detroit event related things to share via messenger! We love to be kept in the loop!

 

Performance! If you are a performer of any kind who would like to offer a (family friendly) livestream in collaboration with GRD, we’re here for it! Email info@girlsrockdetroit.org to organize!

 

Host a fundraiser! Do it FB Birthday style, or invite GRD to collect donations at your events!

 

Rep & Collect! Be someone who represents and collects donations for GRD at events about town!

 

  1. Contact the event organizers and get permission to set up shop. 

  2. Email info@girlsrockdetroit.org and request a form and event bundle: cash box, banner, and portable table.

  3. Pick up the event bundle (or we can have it dropped to you) and do the thing!  

  4. Return the event bundle to GRD. 

 

Board & Job Descriptions

BOARD CHAIR

The chair is the face and voice of the organization. The chair represents the org at events and in the broader community, facilitating connection, collaboration, outreach, integration, opportunity, and expansion. The chair ensures that all goings on at and through the org are aligned with the organization’s ethos and well-being. 

 

The chair plays an important role in the operation of the board with one of their main duties being to set the agenda and run board meetings. They are responsible for guiding the meeting to clear outcomes for Board Members and Staff to carry out. The chair should invite all possible views on an issue and then work to a consensus decision between board members. The chair should ensure all decisions are understood. The chair must provide leadership in developing an effective governance culture and ensuring there are strong communication flows between Board members and staff. The chair checks in with all Board members (secretary, treasurer, other) and staff leadership (camp director, executive digital assistant, grant writer, other) regularly and acts as a point of accountability. 


Duties: 

  • Run Meetings

  • Board Member & Staff Management/Oversight

    • Check in regularly with Board Members & Staff 

    • Ensure that Board Members understand their roles in the org and act as a point of accountability. 

  • Represent GRD and further its mission and connections in the broader community. 

 

Term: 2 years, optional third year

CAMP CO-DIRECTOR

The Camp Director makes sure everything runs smoothly! The camp director signs in and signs out campers each day, MC’s the morning and afternoon announcements, assists other staff with gear issues & camper issues, interfaces with parents and manages all parent communication throughout camp, and manages anything and everything else that comes up during camp week! Must attend volunteer training prior to camp.

 

Work closely alongside camp Co-Director (Nicole Mallory) to implement all aspects of camp programming. Girls Rock Detroit is looking for someone who might take over the full camp director position in 2024. Must attend monthly year-round leadership & collective meetings, respond to GRD emails, and assist grant writer, secretary, and treasurer when necessary. 

 

This is a paid, contract position.

INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTORS

The Instrument Instructor (/Band Coach) serves a vital role at camp. Each morning, you will teach a two hour class on your instrument to a group of 4-6 campers. In the afternoons, you will help a band write their own original song. You help the campers out with everything from gear issues to artistic collaboration to stage presence. On Friday, you will help run the showcase.

Each day, you will help supervise campers and take a well-deserved, one-hour lunch break. Instrument instructors must also: lead one workshop, cover aftercare for 1 day per camp week (4-5pm), assist with Friday night showcase, and attend training prior to camp. See schedule above for training, camp dates, and clean up dates. This is a full time position (8:30am-4pm) during camp weeks, plus 3 training days of 3 hours each, that pays $20 per hour. 

SOCIAL WORKER 

You will support camp staff and volunteers by being available to discuss tricky situations and feelings. Social workers help out with group/band dynamics and conflict resolution between campers. Female or non-binary folks preferred. This is a full time position (8:30am-5pm) during camp weeks, plus 3 training days of 3 hours each, that pays $20 per hour. 

 

WORKSHOP LEADER


Workshops are hour-­long sessions in the morning and afternoon that feature guest speakers from the community who promote creativity, cooperation, and self-­expression by teaching a variety of topics. Pay is $120 for 1 hour. 

 

LUNCHTIME PERFORMER 

Calling all local rockstars! We are looking for bands to perform for campers each day of camp weeks. Performance slot is 15 minutes (flexible) and we would love if you could allow a few camper questions afterwards. Typically around lunch time, but timing is flexible. Gas money available for out-of-town acts. 

 

AFTERCARE SUPERVISOR 

These super important volunteers are there to supervise and entertain campers in the final stretch. Sign out campers to make sure every kid has a ride home and every ride is driven by a familiar face. This is a volunteer position, 4-5pm, Monday thru Thursday of each camp week. 


GEAR CREW

Calling all gear heads! These volunteers help with load in and load out, instrument repair, organization, curation, you name it. Gear moving and clinic days are July 12-14, and July 29th. 


PHOTOGRAPHER 

Do you have experience shooting live events and bands? Take band portraits and capture the magic of rock camp! Female, trans and non-binary folks preferred.

LUNCH MAKER & SUPERVISOR 

These essential volunteers make sure lunch time goes smoothly. This is a volunteer position, 12-1 pm, Monday thru Friday of each camp week.

FLOATER


Can’t commit to much but still want to be part of the magic of Girls Rock Detroit? We would love to have you!


SHOWCASE TEA

Free on Fridays? Help run the showcase, including but not limited to: running the sound board, being a stagehand, supervising campers, hyping up campers, selling raffle tickets, running the merch table, greeting audience, MC’ing the whole party, who knows!

ON-CALL DOCTOR or NURSE 

Camp regulations require that one certified nurse or registered doctor be on call throughout camp week. The person can be physically present at camp and any campers complaining of aches/pains should be sent immediately to this volunteer. 

We Need Your Support Today!

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