Volunteering at camp
Past volunteers have done everything from working security shifts at summer music festivals, 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.
There are three primary, week-long positions that volunteers fill during camp week: counselors, band coaches, and instrument teachers. Each plays a vital role and we ask that you only apply to these positions if you are serious about making a commitment to the entire week of camp.
Can’t be there all week? There are also multiple part-time positions available including everything from snack delivery to presenting hour-long workshops.
Please contact our Program Coordinator, if you’re interested in presenting a workshop: email@example.com.
Girls Rock Detroit welcomes all volunteers who are women, transgender (of any identity), and/or gender non-conforming, to apply for camp-week positions. We are committed to providing a safe space for everyone, as well as educating staff, volunteers, and community members in order to create an inclusive environment for all. Positions outside of camp week are open to everyone.
To be considered for a camp week volunteer role, all applicants must:
in a brief interview with a GRD staff member
a mandatory Volunteer Orientation session
the volunteer manual
a fingerprint background check
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!
No music experience required! * Full-time *
[*Note: This position combines well with instrument instructor, gear crew, or workshop leader for a full day of volunteering!]
Help during camp (and year-round!) promoting showcases, fundraiser events and recruiting both campers and volunteers through canvassing with paper flyers as well as online and social media promotion.
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.
Support camp staff and volunteers by being available to discuss tricky situations and feelings. Social workers and therapists are also helpful to have around to help out with group/band dynamics and conflict resolution between campers. Female or non-binary folks preferred. [Mon-Fri; propose your own office hours!]
Camp regulations require that one certified nurse or registered doctor be on call throughout camp week. The person will most often (but not always) be physically present at camp and any campers complaining of aches/pains should be sent immediately to this volunteer, who will most likely be stationed at the front desk. [Mon-Fri, ON CALL]