We have a variety of musical and non-musical volunteer positions for all of our programs, and we post applications several months in advance. Positions include instrument instructor, band manager, band coach, roadie, workshop leader, kitchen crew, front desk crew, and more.
Our campers reflect the rich diversity of the Bay Area; they come from a wide range of neighborhoods and socio-economic backgrounds, and two-thirds are youth of color. We strive to create a board, staff and volunteer base that reflects this diversity, and strongly encourage people of color to apply.
Mentorship positions (instrument instructors, band managers/coaches, and workshop leaders) are open to female, trans and gender non-conforming volunteers only; non-mentorship positions (roadies, kitchen crew, and showcase crew) are open to people of all gender identities.
Girls Rock After School Program (GRASP)
The next session of GRASP runs from January 6th-March 12th. GRASP is held on Tuesdays for 3rd-6th graders, and Thursdays for 7th-12th graders. Each day of GRASP runs from 3:30-6:30pm. For a full description of the program, click here. We have paid instructor positions available, as well as volunteer band coach and workshop leader positions, and intern positions.
Please read the descriptions of each position, then apply here:
Instrument Instructor: Instrument instructors work with groups of 4-6 girls, conducting one-hour lessons each day of GRASP. We offer bass, drums, guitar, keyboards and vocals. There is typically one class per instrument, with 2 instructors co-leading the class. Instructors are responsible for creating lesson plans and ensuring that their lessons meet the needs and interests of their students. We provide instruments for all students and instructors. Instructors must be available to teach at least one day a week for the whole ten week program. Pay is $17/hr. The instructor shift is 3:30-5pm (includes set up time).
Band coach: Band coaches are assigned to a band on the second day of GRASP, and spend the next 9 weeks working with their band as they write their song. Band coaches help guide the songwriting process in band practice by helping the group set goals, giving constructive feedback, and mediating conflicts. They also help the band set up equipment, check levels, and troubleshoot sound issues. The band coach shift is 4:45-6:30.
Intern: Interns must be 15-18 years old and have attended at least 2 BAGRC programs. Interns can sign up to be assistant instrument instructors, assistant band coaches, and/or front desk assistants.
Front desk assistant: Front desk assistants help set up at the beginning of each day, preparing snack, checking in students, answering phone calls, etc. They may also assist instructors with setting up their rooms for instrument class.
Workshop Leader: We typically offer 2 workshops at each GRASP session -- Songwriting and one other workshop, to be determined in the weeks leading up to the start of the program.
Songwriting happens on the first Tuesday and the first Thursday of GRASP and is 1 hour long. Content includes song structure, song styles and approaches for lyric-writing. Workshop leaders are responsible for creating their own lesson plans.
Other workshops may include: self-defense, zine-making, image & identity, music herstory, etc.
Summer Camp 2015
Volunteer applications and details for Summer Camp 2015 will be available in January 2015.
For information about volunteering for a program or other ways to get involved, contact Carey.
Bay Area Girls Rock Camp is a nonprofit dedicated to empowering girls through music, promoting an environment that fosters self-confidence, creativity and collaboration.