Volunteer for Girls Rock Camp

Volunteer Opportunities

Musical and Non-Musical positions are available!

Please read the information below before submitting the online volunteer application.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Girls Rock Camp ATL! We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who put the best interests of youth and their physical and emotional safety above all else, who understand and believe in our mission and who will show up every day, on time, with a positive, proactive attitude, ready to work.

The summer session is a week-long day camp. Our campers are girls ages 10-16 and camp will take place July 10-15 at the middle school campus of Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School (820 Essie Ave. ATL, GA 30316). This year’s camper showcase will be held on Saturday, July 15, at the Variety Playhouse.

A variety of different volunteer positions are available. Some require musical knowledge, and many do not. Some require a full-time commitment while others may be part-time. Scroll down for volunteer position descriptions and please refer to the information and job descriptions below when filling out your volunteer application.

Orientation and Training

IMPORTANT: In order to volunteer with Girls Rock Camp ATL you must attend the orientation and training session on Sunday, July 9, at Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School, the location where camp is held. Please consider this to be the first day of your volunteer shift. We will go over camp policies, teaching and band coaching strategies, how to create a fun and safe Rock Camp, methods for working with kids, and hold a Q&A session. This is also a great opportunity to connect with your fellow volunteers.

Volunteer Positions

All volunteers must be available for orientation and training. Full-time positions require you to be at camp Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm. Campers go home at 5:00pm, but volunteers will be encouraged to stay for a brief meeting at the end of each day.

CAMP COUNSELOR (full time)

No musical experience necessary
8:30am – 5:30pm Mon-Fri, plus times TBD on showcase day

This is one of the most rewarding volunteer positions at camp! You will serve as a mentor for your assigned band of girls, make sure they are where they need to be at all times and participate with them in certain activities. Camp counselors may also be asked support band coaches during camper band rehearsals.

BAND COACH (part time)

Musical experience required
1:00 – 5:30pm Mon-Fri, plus times TBD on showcase day
Combines well with Instrument Instructor for a rewarding full-time experience

Band coaches mentor camper bands to guide them through their writing and rehearsing of an original song for the camper showcase. Your role is to assist them each camp day in learning how to play as a group, both musically and socially. This job may also include helping roadies to set up your band’s rehearsal space, helping to tune guitars and facilitating band meetings with an appropriate member of camp staff. Technical gear knowledge and knowledge of more than one instrument is helpful, but not necessary.

INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTOR (part time)

Proficiency on a musical instrument required
8:30am – 1:00pm Mon-Fri
Combines well with Band Coach for a rewarding full-time experience

We are looking for people to share their knowledge while team-teaching guitar, bass, keys, and drums. Instructors can expect to work with campers of varying skill level; some have taken lessons for years while others have perhaps never touched a musical instrument. Since this is a team effort, we encourage you to communicate with your fellow instrument instructors to develop your curriculum and discuss methods that are best suited for each instructor.

ROADIE/BAND-AID (full time)

Music/production experience helpful but not required
8:30am – 5:30pm Mon-Fri, plus times TBD on showcase day

You will be part of a team of people setting up, breaking down, moving around and trouble-shooting musical equipment throughout each day of the week. Desirable though not required skills: setting up a simple PA system, running sound, comfortable carrying or pushing heavy objects. Any additional technical knowledge and skill is a plus.

SUPPORT CREW (full or part time)

No musical experience necessary
Full Time = 8:30am – 5:30pm Mon-Fri
Part Time AM = 8:30am – 1:30pm Mon-Fri
Part Time PM = 1:30pm – 5:30pm Mon-Fri
Plus, may be asked to assist with showcase production

Support crew helps to make Rock Camp run smoothly! Throughout the week you may be called upon to help with various duties such as, but not limited to: daily morning set up, camper check in/out, lunch prep, errand-running, merch and ticket sales and other stuff that help everyone have a great day! This is a great position for someone without musical experience who really wants to roll up their sleeves and lend a hand however needed.

ASSEMBLY CREW

A supplemental position open to counselors, coaches, instrument instructors, and other volunteers who are not needed elsewhere at camp during morning and afternoon assemblies. No musical experience necessary. Provide an energetic, fun and welcoming atmosphere during morning and afternoon assemblies. Lead warm up and ice breaker activities, help teach the camp song, create and participate in skits, give announcements and direction when needed. Must be articulate, outgoing, and have a great camp counselor style stage presence.

DOCTOR / NURSE (full or part time)

No musical experience necessary
Full Time = 8:30am – 5:30pm Mon-Fri
Part Time AM = 8:30am – 1:30pm Mon-Fri
Part Time PM = 1:30pm – 5:30pm Mon-Fri
Plus, may be asked to assist with showcase

Our doctor or nurse will be available throughout the day as a point person for medical emergencies, minor accidents, helping campers with any special medical needs or prescriptions. Combines well with other volunteer positions such as support crew, counselor, band coach, or roadie.

Non-Discrimination Policy

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