Teach girls to play instruments. Remember, many girls have never played before, and so you do not need to be a master musician to apply. If you can sing and know a couple vocal warm ups or can play 3 chords or do 2 drum beats, you can teach.
Each band will have two band coaches: a Teen Person and a Music Person. If you have experience working with teens (even if they’re just your younger siblings), but don’t know how to play music, this is a good position to apply for. The teen person will help the campers to gain confidence in exploring their instruments, help create good band dynamics, problem solve, and encourage bands to feel good about what they are exploring and learning.
The music person will help them understand the parts of a song, and help them get their songs together. There will be camp counselors around who are knowledgeable in instruments available, so you definitely don’t need to know how to play every instrument to apply for the music part of this position.
Help kids in general, like get them to different activities, be around to help in crisis. This is an all day position, but has lots of down time when kids are in classes. Also will run team building/fun activities between classes and in the morning.
Workshops will be offered throughout the week. They are generally 45 min to 1.5 hour long, with most slots available on Saturday. Lead a participatory, teen focused workshop teaching a skill or presenting a topic relevant to our mission and values. For example: media literacy, lyric writing, self-defense, free writing, flyer making, button making, dance (a specific style or dance in general), stage presence, garage-band recording (or whatever kind of computer program people are using these days), zine production, tee-shirt design, into to social justice and youth activism, non-violent communication, hollaback, sound board.
This position is an ongoing position, helping to create compelling, printable images from Athens Rock Camp photos, video editing, helping to create promotional material, etc.
Sometimes we need help with various things, like cooking lunches for the instructors, so if you are interested in providing a service not listed here, please contact us!
Some Common Questions Answered
Some Common Questions Answered
A: 2016 camp is July 11-17 with a mandatory volunteer training July 10th. You do not have to be able to come to every single day of camp to volunteer.
A: Girls Rock Camp loves our volunteers! Our applications is not to see if you are the greatest, most qualified volunteer ever, but rather to help us match up volunteers to work together in a class or band. so for instance, we may match someone who knows a lot about vocals with someone who knows a little about vocals, but more about theater for the vocals class. Or someone who knows 3 chords, and likes difficult kids with someone who knows a bunch of chords and likes shy kids for the guitar class. So please don’t be worried about applying. It’s not a judgment thing at all!
A: You don’t need to be a musician to apply. We also have band coach positions for people who have some experience working with teens (and this might just mean your own teen sibling).
A: If you want to help teach an instrument, that happens in the first part of the day, from about 10:15-12:00. If you want to help teens work together in their bands, that happens from about 2:00-5:00. Counselors can schedule for a half day or full day. Other volunteer positions are early drop off, roadie, helping with the concert, etc.
A: The Athens Ohio Rock Camp for Girls builds self esteem through music creation and performance. By providing workshops and technical training, we create leadership opportunities, cultivate a supportive community of peers and mentors, and encourage social change and the development of life skills. At the camp, girls form bands, learn to play instruments, write songs, and at the end of the week, perform a show. Various workshops are also offered. Volunteers are needed. You do not need to be a musician to volunteer! We are looking for instrument teachers, counselors and band coaches. If you have further questions, feel free to call us at 740-444-9612 or email athensrockcampforgirls[at]gmail.com.