New Volunteer Application
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Miami Girls Rock Camp, a camp for girls and young women ages 8-17. Camp will take place this year July 30th - August 3rd, 2018, with a finale showcase on Sunday, August 5th, 2018.

We need the help of reliable, dedicated people to make the camp happen. We appreciate your time, skills & enthusiasm. Before & during camp, there is a wide range of important volunteer positions to be filled, some requiring musical experience, but many that don’t. All positions are open for those who understand the struggle of girlhood and femininity (cis, trans, and gender-nonconforming folk), with some volunteer opportunities open to male volunteers as well. Positions open to male volunteers are marked "ALL VOLUNTEERS WELCOME."

We hope that all new volunteers attend our pre-camp info session on May 5th, and there is a REQUIRED orientation for all camp week volunteers on July 21st. You must be at least 18 years old to volunteer for Miami Girls Rock Camp.

Volunteer applications for those seeking Band Coach and Counselor positions must be turned in no later than May 31st, 2018. Applications for all other positions are due by July 1st, 2018.

By completing and submitting the application below, you are indicating that you understand the above requirements and that you may be subject to a complete background check, depending on your volunteer position. MGRC covers the cost of background checks and we will provide you with instructions for completion at a later date. Because our work involves minors, Miami Girls Rock Camp reserves the right to reject volunteer applications at our discretion.

CONTACT INFORMATION
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GENERAL INFORMATION
How did you hear about Miami Girls Rock Camp?
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Why do you want to volunteer at Miami Girls Rock Camp?
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Languages spoken other than English?
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Prior experience working with children and/or teens? *
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Previous teaching experience, music or otherwise?
If yes, where have you taught?
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Tell us about your experience, if any, working specifically with girls and/or young women:
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CAMP OPPORTUNITIES
Can you commit to the REQUIRED volunteer orientation prior to camp on Saturday, July 21st and to shifts during camp week? *
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PLEASE READ THE DESCRIPTIONS BELOW TO UNDERSTAND THE POSITION BEFORE FILLING OUT THE SECTION. FEEL FREE TO SIGN UP FOR ONE POSITION OR SEVERAL. PLEASE ALSO FILL OUT THE SECTION COMPLETELY FOR EACH SELECTED POSITION.
POSITION: Counselor
Must be available M-F of camp week for the full camp day. No musical experience is necessary. Counselors may double as instrument instructors or band coaches during camp week. Female, trans, and gender non-conforming volunteers welcome. Must be able to pass a Level 2 background check.

Counselors serve as mentors to the campers and must be available throughout the entire day. Different counselors will be assigned to keep track of a particular group of campers, usually grouped by age, and they will need to keep an eye on the campers’ dynamics. They will provide support to campers who may have issues such as low self-esteem, difficulties with other campers, or even issues unrelated to camp. Experience working with children in a school or camp setting is a plus. Counselors are responsible for checking in their assigned group of campers in the mornings and signing them out in the afternoon. They also walk their campers to and from instrument & band practice, check in with them during lunch, and may have to field questions from parents.

Interested in counselor? *
Counselor age preference?
POSITION: Medical Team
Must be available M-F of camp week, with some scheduling flexibility. No musical experience required. Female, trans, and gender non-conforming volunteers welcome.

Medical team is open to people who are doctors, registered nurses, PA’s or CNA’s. They keep tabs on all known medical issues, make sure campers who require regular medication take it, and act as the point person for any first aid needs during camp week.

Interested in Medical Team? *
POSITION: Roadie/Gear Team
Full-time or part-time during camp week and for facility load-in/load-out before and after camp week. Knowledge of handling musical equipment recommended. Can also work as counselor, instructor or band coach. ALL VOLUNTEERS WELCOME.

Roadies move and set up equipment when and where necessary at camp each day, including tuning instruments when needed. Roadies are especially needed for the end-of-camp showcase, during which they will move, set up and tune equipment. They help with transport, set up & break down of rooms for instrument & band practice, as well as assist with keeping all borrowed gear accounted for. Must be able to lift 15 lbs.

Interested in Roadie/Gear Team? *
POSITION: Instrument/Vocal Instructor
Must be available 2 hours in the mornings during camp week (exact schedule TBD). Musical experience required, band experience a plus. Female, trans, and gender non-conforming volunteers welcome.

Instructors must have basic and/or advanced knowledge of the instrument they’re teaching and must be prepared to teach students with widely varying levels of experience. Some students will have never touched an instrument, and other will have been playing for several years. Having experience working with kids in a school or camp setting is a plus. Responsible for teaching drums, guitar, bass, keyboards, or vocals. Instructors also collaborate with other instructors of the same instrument. They can also double as counselor or band coach.

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POSITION: Band Coach
Afternoon commitment during camp week (exact schedule TBD). Musical experience required, band experience a plus. Female, trans, and gender non-conforming volunteers welcome. Must be able to pass a Level 2 background check.

Each band at camp is assigned a band coach. The coach will monitor each band practice and help the band members prepare for their live performance at the finale. The coach will guide the campers in all aspects of working in a band: setting up, tuning, songwriting, stage presence, learning to play as a group and learning to listen to one another. The coach will help campers break down instruments after each band practice and at the finale. They should also be prepared to mediate the occasional dispute and offer suggestions to keep the peace. They should keep counselors and instrument instructors informed if tensions are running high or campers want/need more information on their instruments. Coaches can double as counselors or instructors during camp week.

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POSITION: Runner
Full or part-time during camp week. Musical experience is not required. Runners must have a vehicle available for use during camp hours, as well as a cell phone. Scheduling is flexible. Female, trans, and gender non-conforming volunteers welcome.

Runners are called upon for the various tasks essential to the success of camp. They might be sent to Kinko’s, the supermarket or the hardware store, to fill in for a volunteer who can’t make a shift, or help with other tasks that may arise.

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POSITION: Food Team
Full or part-time during camp week. Flexible scheduling. Can also work as counselor. Musical experience not required. Female, trans, and gender non-conforming volunteers welcome.

Members of the food team will be in charge of obtaining food donations, picking them up, preparing meals and snacks, organizing serving, and cleaning up for volunteer breakfast and lunch (kitchen and cafeteria). Parents will be asked to send a lunch with their child, but we will provide snacks and also make sure all campers eat lunch.

Interested in Food Team? *
POSITION: Showcase Team
Available for flyering as well as on Sunday for the showcase. Musical experience not required. ALL VOLUNTEERS WELCOME.

These volunteers will help the directors organize and operate the end-of-camp showcase. Positions will need to be filled for putting up posters at the venue and around town, publicity, programming assistance, merch sales, and finale setup and breakdown.

Interested in Showcase Team? *
POSITION: Fundraising Team
This is a year-round position for anyone interested in helping fundraise for MGRC. Must be available by phone or email and to attend organizers meetings. No musical experience necessary, grant writing experience a plus! ALL VOLUNTEERS WELCOME.

We need creative ways to raise money for MGRC. We need to apply for grants, collect donations, organize benefits, and collect raffle prizes. Fundraising volunteers will need to stay informed and organized about grant application deadlines and make sure applications are submitted on time. Fundraising knowledge and experience is highly encouraged, but we will designate a leader to assign team tasks based on experience.

Interested in Fundraising Team? *
Do you have fundraising experience?
Please elaborate on any fundraising experience
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POSITION: Marketing/Promotion
Year-round position. Must be available by phone or email and to attend organizers meetings. No musical experience required. ALL VOLUNTEERS WELCOME.

We need people with marketing and promotion experience to help MGRC get press for camp and all related events, workshops and fundraisers. Social media support, as well as drafting press releases and securing coverage in local publications and on TV and radio. Maintaining an accurate, up-to-date list of contacts for media is also required.

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Do you have Marketing/Promotion experience?
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POSITION: Art/Graphic Design
Year-round position with varying needs throughout each year. Must be available via phone or email. No musical experience necessary. ALL VOLUNTEERS WELCOME.

MGRC needs graphic designers and artists to make flyers, logos, t-shirt designs and banners.

Interested in Art/Graphic Design? *
Please elaborate on your experience with studio art and/or graphic design programs:
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POSITION: Film/Photography
Year-round position with varying needs throughout each year. Must be available via phone or email. No musical experience necessary. ALL VOLUNTEERS WELCOME.

MGRC needs photographers and videographers with equipment to document events throughout the year leading up to camp, as well as during camp week and the finale show. We will also need promo materials cut and maintenance of our photo/video archive.

Interested in Film/Photography? *
Please elaborate on your experience with film and photography:
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POSITION: Street Team
Year-round position with varying needs throughout each year. Must be available via phone or email. No musical experience necessary. ALL VOLUNTEERS WELCOME.

MGRC needs volunteers who are willing and able to be called upon to help with anything from writing thank-you cards, flyering for events, running merch/info tables at events and more!

Interested in Street Team? *
FINAL QUESTIONS
Do you have any technical abilities or special talents and skills beyond music that you can bring to MGRC? Are there subjects or activities outside of those listed that you would be interested in bringing to camp?
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Anything else you want us to know?
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THANK YOU FOR FILLING OUT THE MIAMI GIRLS ROCK CAMP APPLICATION. YOU ROCK \m/
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