Volunteer

Girls Rock New Orleans 2019 Summer Rock Camp

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Girls Rock New Orleans (GRNO)!

We need lots of reliable, dedicated folks to make this camp happen, so thank you for offering your skills, time and enthusiasm. We have a range of volunteer positions, with varying time commitments. New volunteers are screened required to attend an orientation (outlined below). Campers at Girls Rock New Orleans come from a wide range of neighborhoods, and we strive to create a volunteer base that reflects this diversity. We strongly encourage people of color and native New Orleanians to become volunteers and mentors.

Please note that volunteers must be at least 20 years old at the time of camp.

 

Applications are now open!  Click here to apply.

Due to the generous grant from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, we are pleased to offer stipends to some of our volunteers.  Please contact our volunteer coordinator for details.

WHEN AND WHERE

June 24-28, 2019
Homer A. Plessy – 721 St. Philip
Showcase: June 29/Location: TBA

All volunteers need to provide their own transportation to and from camp.

POSITION AVAILABILITY

Volunteer positions are not filled on a first-come, first-served basis. While it’s true that we can use all the help we can get, we have a limited number of spaces for certain positions, like workshop leaders, band coaches, and instrument instructors. We strive to create a volunteer base that reflects the diversity of our campers, and believe in prioritizing people of color in leadership roles whenever possible. Girls Rock New Orleans believes in self-determination of gender. Summer Rock Camp welcomes individuals who self-identify as female (both trans and cis-gendered) and/or non-binary to apply for mentorship positions at camp. Non-mentorship roles are open to individuals who self-identify as female, male, and/or non-binary.

A special note to male-identified allies:

Girls Rock New Orleans is led by and for women and girls. We value diversity, inclusion, and sensitivity towards all individuals, regardless of gender identity or expression. The organization welcomes the support of male-identified allies (both trans and cis-gendered), and expects male-identified allies who would like to volunteer to respect the importance of leadership by women. If you have questions about what this means in the camp space, please email: Gir[email protected]

CANCELLATIONS

PLEASE sign up only for positions you think you can fully commit to. Once you have been assigned your role(s) for camp, it is your responsibility to inform us by email immediately if your availability changes. Last-minute cancellations may negatively affect your ability to volunteer with GRNO in the future.

 

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

Girls Rock New Orleans does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national and/or ethnic origin, marital status, sexual orientation, mental or physical ability, gender identity or expression.

 

VOLUNTEER JOB DESCRIPTIONS:

Please read through the chart below to see which jobs interest you and suit your schedule.You’ll let us know your preferences and availability on the application form. Feel free to sign up for one job or several. Every single job at camp is an important one, and we value any time that you are able to give!

If you have questions about any of the jobs or the application, the best way to get in touch is to drop us a line at [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks again!

 

MENTORSHIP POSITIONS

POSITION SCHEDULE FULL/PART TIME? BEST FOR PEOPLE WHO… MUSIC EXPERIENCE REQUIRED?
Band Coach Mon – Sat PART TIME, (afternoon) Have experience with facilitation, conflict resolution, and songwriting Yes
Instrument Instructor Mon – Fri, PART TIME, (mornings) Have experience working with youth, are comfortable imparting their knowledge and encouraging creativity Yes
Workshop Leader Dependent on workshop time but midday availability is required on your workshop day PART TIME Have teaching, facilitation and/or classroom experience with youth No
Camp Nurse Mon – Fri FULL TIME preferred Have experience with minor first aid and CPR No
Conflict Resolution Mon – Fri FULL TIME preferred Have experience working as youth social workers, therapists, counselors No
Photographer Flexible PART TIME Have experience shooting special events, band portraits and live music NO
Videographer Flexible PART TIME Have experience shooting special events, and live music NO

NON-MENTORSHIP POSITIONS

POSITION SCHEDULE FULL/PART TIME? BEST FOR PEOPLE WHO… MUSIC EXPERIENCE REQUIRED?
Roadie Flexible FULL or PART TIME Like organizing and moving musical gear. Knowledge of gear a plus, but not required No
Kitchen Team Flexible FULL or PART TIME Like working with food and organizing supplies No
Receptionist Mornings and/or afternoons PART TIME Have an eye for detail, out-going and friendly No
Floater Flexible PART TIME Have an unpredictable schedule, enjoy running errands, sharpening pencils, and filling in where needed No
Driver Flexible PART TIME Have a car, enjoy running errands No