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Volunteer for South Sound Rocks!

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South Sound Rocks! Volunteers help us put together an amazing time for our campers, and we need a bunch of them to do it! Check back in the spring to apply for an unforgettable experience. If you need further information, please email [email protected].

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • General Volunteer Application Available NOW!
  • SSR! Volunteer Application Goes Live: April 16, 2018
General Volunteer Application

South Sound Rocks! Volunteer General Information

Some of our volunteer positions require musical knowledge, but many do not. In addition, volunteer jobs are either full time or part time and the application asks you to list your full availability during the week of camp so we can best place you in these positions. Finally, see our non-discrimination policy below for more information on gender identity and leadership roles.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Rain City Rock Camp for Girls does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, marital status, sexual orientation, mental or physical ability, or gender identity or expression in the administration of any of its educational programs, admissions policies, scholarships, Camp-related policies and programs, and volunteer/employment-related policies and activities.

We welcome individuals who self-identify as female (cis or trans*), trans*, or gender non-conforming to apply for leadership positions at camp, which include Camp Counselors, Band Coaches, Instrument Instructors, Workshop Leaders, and Lead Roadie. Non-leadership roles are open to individuals who self-identify as any gender, cis or trans*. For more information, see the job descriptions for volunteer positions.

Job Descriptions

Camp Counselor:

No music experience necessary, Mon-Fri, 8:45-6:00
(10 persons full time.)

This is one of the most rewarding jobs for volunteers at South Sound Rocks! You will serve as a mentor for your assigned band(s) of campers, 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 band practice. Female (cis or trans*), trans*, or gender non-conforming folks are welcome.

Instrument Instructor:

Music experience needed, Mon-Fri, mornings
(2-3 persons in the mornings 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’s 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, and drums. Instrument instructors, although part time, must be available part time each day. Female (cis or trans*), trans*, or gender non-conforming folks are welcome.

Band Coach:

Songwriting/Instrument knowledge needed, Mon-Fri, afternoons
(10 persons in the afternoons.)

Band coaches are assigned one band to help prepare a song for the Showcase. You will help the campers during band selection on the first day and assist them each camp day in learning how to play as a group, both musically and interpersonally. You are welcome to make this a full time position by partnering with the Camp Counselor, however this is not required. Band coaches, although part time, must be available part time each day. Female (cis or trans*), trans*, or gender non-conforming are welcome.

Mental Health Crew:

No music experience needed, Part Time
(1 person full time or the equivalent in part time coverage.)

Provide support, conflict-resolution, and crisis management for campers ages 8-17, as well as support for staff and volunteers throughout the week of camp. Mental Health Crew members will conduct check-ins with other volunteers as the week progresses. Experience with teenagers in a counseling or education environment recommended. Letters of recommendation for graduate programs, etc., gladly given on your behalf after you complete a session. Female (cis or trans*), trans*, or gender non-conforming folks are welcome.

Food Crew:

No music experience needed, Part Time
(4 persons full time or the equivalent in part time coverage.)

Prepare breakfast, lunch, and morning & afternoon snacks for approximately 80 campers and volunteers. Menus and food donations are worked out by our Food Crew Lead, so Food Crew members just have to follow the Lead’s instructions. Food Crew is responsible for keeping the kitchen and prep areas clean as well as post-lunch clean up. All genders, cis or trans*, are welcome.

Roadie:

Gear experience needed, Any Days, Any Times
(1-2 persons full time or the equivalent in part time coverage.)

Roadies are responsible for making sure rooms are ready for instrument instruction and band practice twice a day so our campers can really rock! Drum set up experience and guitar & bass tuning knowledge are a definite plus. Roadies must be able to lift and carry at least 15lbs, moving gear from room to room, up and down some stairs. All genders, cis or trans*, are welcome.

Camp Support Crew:

No music experience needed, Any Days, Any Times
(5 persons full time or the equivalent in part time coverage.)

Throughout the week, you will be called upon to help with data entry, pass out surveys, on-the-spot job coverage, take photos, and other tasks that help everyone have a great day at South Sound Rocks! This position requires a laptop. All genders, cis or trans*, are welcome.

Front Desk/Receptionist:

No music experience needed, Part Time or Full Time
(1 person full time or the equivalent in part time coverage.)

From the front desk, the receptionist helps with Monday morning camper registration, camper check in and out, monitors visitors, handles phone calls, gives directions, answers questions, and sells Showcase and raffle tickets, and camp merchandise. All genders, cis or trans*, are welcome.

Runner:

No music experience needed, Any Days, Any Times
(1 person full time  or the equivalent in part time coverage.)

Available to help with last minute needs, runs to the store, filling in for another volunteer, generally lending a hand as necessary. This position requires a car. This is a great opportunity for someone who doesn’t have musical experience but really wants to roll up their sleeves and help! All genders, cis or trans*, are welcome.

Nurse/Doctor:

No music experience needed, Part Time or Full Time
(1 person full time or the equivalent in part time coverage.)

Available throughout the day as a point person for medical emergencies, minor accidents, helping campers with special medical needs, prescriptions, and assisting the receptionist and Mental Health Crew as needed. All genders, cis or trans*, are welcome.

Camp Photographer:

No music experience needed, Part Time or Full Time
(2 persons full time  or the equivalent in part time coverage.)

Experienced photographer to take candid shots, ID photos for campers and volunteers, camper band photos, lunchtime band photos, large group photographs, and Showcase documentation. All genders, cis or trans*, are welcome.

Camp Videographer:

No music experience needed, Part Time or Full Time
(1 person full time  or the equivalent in part time coverage.)

Experienced videographer comfortable with shooting video documentation of camp, including interviews and b-roll, and editing footage into short (1-3 minute) clips for social media. All genders, cis or trans*, are welcome.

Set-Up! Volunteer:

No music experience needed, Part Time
(6-10 persons)

Volunteers to help get camp set up on Saturday, August 6. Moving gear around Totem Middle School, putting up posters, organizing swag bags, and more! In addition to these jobs, we also need specific Drum Set Up volunteers for the afternoon. All genders, cis or trans*, are welcome.

Tear-Down! Volunteer:

No music experience needed, Part Time
(6-10 persons)

Volunteers to help clear Totem Middle School of all evidence of camp, ready for moving out. All genders, cis or trans*, are welcome.

Showcase Volunteer:

No music experience needed, Part Time
(10 persons.)
Green room assistance, stage hands, merch sales, raffle ticket sales, raffle prize organization, general set up. We also need people to help get gear from Totem to Louie G’s the morning of the Showcase. All genders, cis or trans*, are welcome.

Final note

Not interested or available to help out at South Sound Rocks!, but still want to be involved? Volunteering for this program but looking for ways to help out even more throughout the year?! Send an email to our Coördinator/Wrangler at [email protected]! We can still use your help!