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Omaha Girls Rock has many great opportunities if you would like to volunteer. Please refer to the volunteer descriptions below and see if there is a position that fits you.

DIRECT VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTOR (Musical experience required)  *Curriculum outline and teaching materials will be provided by OGR!

Instrument Instructors are in charge of giving campers the tools they need to write a song with their band. The goal of instruction is for each camper to feel that she can contribute to the songwriting process and be happy with her part in the song, whatever that may be.

Instrument instructors need to have basic knowledge of their instruments (guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, or drums) and basic music theory to comfortably teach campers with backgrounds ranging from no experience on their instruments to several years of camp under their belt. You will need to work with the other instructors to manage the skill levels and needs of all students in your instrument group.

TIME COMMITMENT:
WEEK OF CAMP: Monday through Thursday 9:00-10:30 am

Mandatory Volunteer Training, date and time TBD

Instrument Instructors are also encouraged to be band coaches if their schedule permits!

VOCALS COACH (Musical experience required)

This year we are moving vocals to a separate entity form instrument instruction. Each camper will learn either guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, or drums and will have the option of also singing in their band if they so desire. Vocals coaches will make rounds during band practices the week of camp to help teach singing fundamentals as needed and to aid in the vocal aspect of the songwriting process.

Must have basic knowledge of vocal music. Experience singing in a band is preferred but not required.

TIME COMMITMENT:
WEEK OF CAMP: Tuesday through Thursday afternoons, Friday all day
Mandatory Volunteer Training, date and time TBD

BAND COACH 

Band coaches are assigned to work with a band and help them write their very own song for the showcase. During the week, they assist their assigned band during practice. This ranges from learning how to play as a group (both musically and interpersonally), troubleshooting gear setup, and guiding them in their collaborative songwriting process.

LEAD BAND COACH (Some musical experience/experience in a band preferred)  Must have basic familiarity with music making and songwriting. Don’t feel dissuaded if you do not feel like an expert musician – we try to pair band coaches with complementary skill sets together.

SUPPORT BAND COACH This position is for those that may have a lot of experience working with kids and can help with the basics of structuring a song and help setting up instruments. We can make sure to pair you with someone who is comfortable on multiple instruments but maybe hasn’t ever worked with kids before.

Diverse skill sets are valuable!

TIME COMMITMENT:
WEEK OF CAMP: Monday through Thursday 2:00-4:00 pm / Monday AM week of camp for Band Matching / Friday all day / Saturday beginning at 4 pm for the showcase
Mandatory Volunteer Training, date and time TBD

COUNSELOR (No musical experience necessary)

Counselors serve as mentors for the campers. This involves checking in with them every morning, eating with them at lunch, sitting with them in morning and/or closing assemblies, making sure they are where they need to be at all times, and offering advice and help throughout the day.

DRAMA TRAUMA:  Drama Trauma is available to provide support, conflict resolution, and crisis management for campers ages 8-18, as well as support for staff and volunteers throughout the week.

From helping make band rules on day one, to providing collaboration help or managing creative differences midweek, to stage fright prevention on Friday, you’ll provide a new set of ears and a different perspective on a situation — or just a break for a tired band manager.

Experience with youth in a counseling or education environment required.

WORKSHOP SUPPORT:  Counselors provide support for Workshop Leaders by helping to facilitate activities and work one on one with those struggling to participate or share.

TIME COMMITMENT:
WEEK OF CAMP: Monday through Friday, either morning shift (roughly 7:30-12:30), afternoon shift (roughly 12:30-4:30), or all day.
Mandatory Volunteer Training, date and time TBD

 

PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHER (No musical experience required)

Photographers and videographers work together and separately to document the week of camp and the showcase through photos and video.

TIME COMMITMENT:
This is a flexible position throughout the week of camp (including the showcase).
Mandatory volunteer training, date and time TBD

 

WORKSHOP LEADER (No musical experience required)

Workshop leaders lead campers who are loosely divided by age through their workshops. They will need to organize their lessons plans and connect activities to the mission of camp, directly or indirectly. Past workshops have ranged from songwriting to yoga and ecstatic dance, to herstory of women in rock and roll, to representations of women in the media – we are always open to new workshop proposals!

TIME COMMITMENT:
Camp week times will be determined for each workshop leader. (Each workshop is typically presented in a morning and afternoon session on one day during the week of camp.)
Mandatory volunteer training, date and time TBD

 

ROADIE (No musical experience required)

Roadies will help set up, break down, and move equipment throughout the week. Responsibilities include setting up the camp site, reconfiguring rooms for band practice and instrument instruction every day, and checking in with instrument instructors/band coaches to make sure they have the proper equipment.  They will follow the direction of the Equipment Manager and help execute the plan as efficiently as possible.

Familiarity with musical equipment is a plus, but not required. Roadies must be able to lift about 15 pounds on a regular basis throughout the week.

TIME COMMITMENT:
Camp week times TBD by Equipment Manager
Mandatory volunteer training, date and time TBD

 

CAMP NURSE (No musical experience required)

The nurse will be present at camp for any accidents or medical situations, as well as to manage any medications that campers need to have for the week of camp.

Must have experience as an RN or comparable medical professional.

TIME COMMITMENT:
CAMP WEEK: Monday through Friday either morning shift (roughly 8:30-12:30), afternoon shift (roughly 12:30-4:30), or all day
Mandatory volunteer training, date and time TBD

 

INDIRECT VOLUNTEER ROLES

LOAD IN & OUT CREW (No musical experience required)

The Load In & Out Crew will load in the gear the day before camp starts and load the gear out at the end of the camp week.

TIME COMMITMENT:
CAMP WEEK: Sunday, time TBD, and Friday, time TBD
Attendance at the volunteer training is encouraged but not required

 

VIBE TRIBE (No musical experience required)

The vibe tribe is responsible for decorating and preparing the camp space the day before camp begins.

TIME COMMITMENT:
CAMP WEEK: Sunday, time TBD
Attendance at the volunteer training is encouraged but not required

 

Omaha Girls Rock values diversity of age, race, economic status, gender expression, size, physical ability, developmental ability, musical interests, learning styles, nationality, religion, thought, citizenship status, and sexual orientation. We promote respect and do not tolerate racism, sexism, homophobia, or other discriminatory behavior or expression.

Omaha Girls Rock welcomes individuals who self-identify as female, trans, and gender non-conforming to apply for direct volunteer positions at camp. Indirect volunteer roles are open to individuals who self-identify as female, male, trans, and gender non-conforming.

A special note to male-identified allies: Omaha Girls Rock is primarily led by and for women and girls. We also value diversity, inclusion, and sensitivity towards all individuals, regardless of gender identity or expression. The organization welcomes the support of male-identified allies, and expects male-identified allies who would like to volunteer to respect the importance of leadership by women.

Below you will find a list of volunteer opportunities that are typically available. If you find one of interest, complete the application form below.

Other Volunteer Opportunities Available

  • Administrative Assistants
  • Fundraisers
  • Interns
  • Mentors
  • Special Events Community Outreach
  • Volunteer Guest Speakers

Head to our Volunteer Application to apply NOW!!

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