Girls Rock Fort Worth has been made possible by the hard work of many dedicated volunteers since its very beginning. These dedicated individuals work year-round to make camp a fun and engaging experience. If you have the energy, drive, and enthusiasm to devote to GRFW, please consider getting involved with one of our exciting events or join our Core Team or Board of Directors. We need people with a wide range of skills for a variety of different tasks; we’re sure you’ll find something that suits your interests and abilities. While experience isn’t a requirement, previous knowledge is definitely an asset. We’re looking for individuals who are strongly self-motivated and task-oriented who can make a commitment to setting goals and seeing them through.
We also have many opportunities to serve at our mainstay summer rock camp. Be sure to check out those positions below!
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors oversees the organization and acts as a central decision-making body. The function of the board is to ensure that the camp upholds its mission; to set a direction and long-term goals for the organization; to advocate for and represent the organization in order to promote its welfare; to help bring resources to the organization; and to monitor, oversee, and assure the financial, programming, ethical, legal, and governmental integrity of the organization. Interested in joining our Board of Directors? Click here to learn more.
Girls Rock Fort Worth is currently seeking additional individuals to join their year-round staff. All positions are currently unpaid, although they provide an opportunity to do meaningful work for a nonprofit organization that matches your passions and values. Our positions provide great opportunity to network; build skills in a positive work environment with an incredible team of women. We are happy to work with your school to meet the requirements you need in order to receive credit, and we are happy to provide job recommendations and letters. To view our current openings and apply, click here.
Summer Camp Positions (2017)
Thank you for your interest in Girls Rock Fort Worth. We LOVE our volunteers! Volunteers help fulfill our mission by giving their hearts and time to make each moment special for our future rock stars. There are a lot of reasons to volunteer your time to Girls Rock Fort Worth. One of those reasons is the good feeling you get when you make a difference in a young woman’s life. Another reason is that Girls Rock Fort Worth is a great organization dedicated to empowering girls through music education and cultivating higher self-esteem and confidence. And last, but not least, you get to meet a lot of cool people! The week-long camp truly is a fun experience. The rewards alone of seeing the girls evolve during the week display the impact Girls Rock Fort Worth has.
Girls Rock Fort Worth is a non-profit organization with a mission to empower girls through music education. Because our work involves minors, as part of the application process we must conduct an interview for new volunteers and a criminal background check on all volunteers. Volunteers must complete and sign a Background Check Form that will be provided at a later date. A training session is required for camp counselors, band coaches, and instrument instructors. All volunteers will attend the mandatory orientation the Sunday prior to camp.
DATES AND TIMES
- VOLUNTEER TRAINING (for Camp Counselors, Band Coaches & Instrument Instructors): JUNE 17th
- VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION: JULY 9TH
Camp Counselor | No music experience necessary, Mon-Fri 9-5:00
You will serve as a mentor to your assigned band(s) of girls, make sure they are where they need to be at all times, and attend the debrief meeting each day. Camp Counselors with musical experience may also coach campers on their instruments throughout the day and during the band practice. Female, female-identifying, and gender non-conforming welcome.
Instrument Instructor | Music experience required, Mon-Thur mornings (1-2 spots for each instrument)
Our campers possess a varying range of age and skill level, and many have never touched a musical instrument in their lives. Now it is time to teach them what you know. You may do some collaborative large-group teaching, as well as small-group sessions (generally 3-5 students per teacher). You can also meet or email with your fellow instrument instructors at least once before orientation to decide on a curriculum and what style and level of experience each instructor is comfortable teaching. This position combines well with band coach or workshop leader for a full day of volunteering! We are looking for guitar, bass, vocal, keyboards, and drums. Instrument instructors, although part-time, must be available part time each day. Female, female-identifying, and gender non-conforming welcome.
Band Coach | Songwriting/Instrument knowledge needed, Mon-Fri afternoons
Band coaches are assigned one band to help prepare a song for the Showcase. You will help the girls during band selection on the first day and assist them each camp day in learning how to play as a group, both musically and inter-personally. Female, female-identifying, and gender non-conforming welcome.
Workshop Presenter | No musical experience necessary.
Each of our workshops values developing life skills and self-esteem, as well as encouraging creativity, self-expression, and awareness. Examples of workshops that have been taught at other rock camps: History of Women in Rock, Self-Defense, Image & Identity, Songwriting, Teen Issues, Recording your Band, Prosecution, Engineering & Lighting, and Band T-Shirt Screen Printing. Must be available to teach 1 or 2 one-hour sessions on the day of your scheduled workshop (workshop dates and times TBA). Female, female-identifying and gender non-conforming welcome.
Workshop Presenters have their own application found here.
Photographer | No musical experience necessary, Part-Time or Full-Time
Take photos during camp including band photos for the showcase.
Videographer | No musical experience necessary, Part-Time throughout camp, Band Promos on Thursday or Friday
Get video during camp including band interviews for the showcase promos. Promo videos must be ready in time to use during the Saturday Showcase. The videos will be a brief introduction of the band that will be performing including interviews of the band.
Vibe-Tribe | No musical experience necessary, Part-Time (Sunday before camp, date TDB)
Create posters and decorations featuring women in rock and affirmations for the campers. Decorate the camp space.
Lunch Band | Musical experience necessary, Part-Time (M-TH, Noon-1:00pm)
Perform a brief set for the campers while they eat, followed by a Q&A session. All genres considered. Bands must be at least 50% female.
Roadie | No musical experience necessary, Part-Time or Full-Time (3-4 spots available)
Help set-up, breakdown, and move equipment throughout the week. Responsibilities include: re-configuring rooms for band practice every day, and helping with load in/out. There is a lot of flexibility with this position. Female, male, gender non-conforming, and female-identifying welcome.
Front Desk/Receptionist | No musical experience necessary, Part-Time or Full-Time (1-2 spots available)
The receptionist assists with Monday morning camper registration, check-in and check-out of the campers every day, monitors visitors, handles phone calls, coordinates in-camp communication, gives directions, answers questions, and sells showcase tickets and camp merchandise. There is a lot of flexibility with this position. Female, male, female-identifying and gender non-conforming welcome.
Floaters/Runners |Music experience not required, Any Days, Any Time
These volunteers called upon for to help with any last minute needs, runs to stores, filling in for another volunteer, generally lending a hand as necessary. Floaters must have a car and a cell phone. There is a lot of flexibility with this position. Female, male, female-identifying, and gender non-conforming welcome.
Nurse/Doctor | No musical experience necessary, Part-Time or Full-Time (1 spot available)
Available throughout the day as a point person for medical emergencies, minor accidents, helping campers with special medical needs, and prescriptions. Female, female-identifying welcome.
Showcase Crew | No musical experience necessary, Part-Time (5 spots available)
Volunteers will work merch and info tables, sell tickets, fold programs, green room assistance, stage hands, and help to ensure that all aspects of the showcase concert run smoothly. Must be available for the day of the showcase. Female, male, female-identifying, and gender non-conforming welcome.
Load In & Out Crew | No music experience necessary, Part-Time
Help load in the gear the weekend before camp starts and load the gear out at the end of camp week. This position also includes prepping for camp week – setting up/breaking down equipment and the space, as well as cleaning and organizing the space so it looks exactly the way we received it! This volunteer position is open to anyone who is interested in giving their time!