Your Time Is the Most Valuable Gift You Can Give
Without our community of passionate volunteers, Rain City Rock Camp could not exist. We recently won BECU’s Member Volunteer of the Year Award, and we are proud of our loyal and engaged community of volunteers!
We’re always in need of volunteers with diverse perspectives and diverse skill sets. Rain City Rock Camp couldn’t be successful without all the talented, passionate volunteers who come together to make our programs special.
As we learned throughout this past year+ of successful online programs, the positive encouragement and skills of volunteers makes a huge difference in bringing the camp experience to life.
Learn more about which RCRC volunteer opportunity might be the best fit for you!
Adult Rock Camp
Location: Puget Sound Community School
660 S Dearborn St, Seattle, WA 98134
2023 Dates: Spring
Spring Session: May 12-14
Fall Session: TBD
We need lots of folks to help make ARC an amazing experience for our campers, including workshop leaders, live performers, instrument instructors, and band coaches.
We welcome adults of marginalized genders in the following roles at camp; please join us as a Band Coach or Instrument Instructor.
Adults of all genders are welcome and encouraged to join us as members of our Food, Support, Medical, Media, or Showcase volunteers.
Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and/or gender expansive individuals are strongly encouraged to apply!
Location: Central District, Seattle
2023 Dates: Session I: July 17th-22nd / Session II: July 24th-29th
Have Musical Experience?
Try being an Instrument Instructor or Band Coach!
Want to Mentor Youth?
We’re looking for Camp Counselors!
Need a Flexible Schedule?
Check out our roles for Food, Support, Media, Medical, Set Up/Teardown, or Showcase volunteers.
Available to Rock on a Weekend?
We need you for Set-Up/Tear-Down and our Showcases!
Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and/or gender expansive individuals are strongly encouraged to apply for all positions!
As the primary mentor for your campers, your goal is to help create a safe, supportive environment that allows your campers to build confidence through creative expression. No music experience necessary!
Throughout your day with a band of campers, you’ll attend assemblies, band practice, and workshops. Our empowering workshops are designed to help each camper find their inner power, whether it’s through DIY media, screen printing, or learning the history of gender-marginalized musicians.
Coaches support the songwriting process by providing structure and encouraging collaboration.
In band practice, campers are encouraged to build on skills that they gained during morning instrument instruction, share creative ideas, collaborate respectfully, and be loud!
Instrument Instructors facilitate small group lessons for beginning or intermediate learners ages 8-17 during a week-long camp session. We are seeking Instructors who are comfortable teaching vocals, keyboard, guitar, bass, and drums.
Our teaching approach emphasizes confidence and creativity through demonstrating practical instrument techniques.
Front Desk & Support
Our front desk volunteers serve as the first point of contact for campers, their families, and all camp volunteers.
Volunteers may be called upon to help with data entry, passing out snacks, on-the-spot job coverage for workshop support, and other tasks that help everyone have a great day at Summer Camp.
Food Crew volunteers keep our campers and volunteers fed throughout each day.This includes snacks for campers as well as breakfast & lunch for volunteers.
No culinary experience required, just a willingness to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment while following food safety guidelines.
Mental Health Crew
Our Mental Health Crew volunteers 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 are in place to provide a safe and supportive environment for campers and volunteers who are adjusting to the potential challenges involved in camp activities. Our “fun” work at camp is also a vehicle for dismantling systems of oppression on an intra- and inter-personal level.
The Media Crew is crucial to documenting the camp experience so that we can archive and share our experience with camper families, volunteers, funders, and the press. With such a broad range of activities happening each day at camp, there’s always a special moment to capture.
This includes photography, videography, and graphic design.
Medical volunteers are needed to be 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. They will also serve as a facilitator for our COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Set-Up & Tear Down Crew
**Saturday, July 16th and Sunday, July 31st only!**
A wide range of tasks need to be completed in a brief window on our set-up and tear-down days, and it really takes a crew! These include setting up and/or removing decorations, kitchen supplies, musical instruments, and more.
Tasks suitable for all physical abilities; no musical experience required.
*If you know how to set up a drum kit, we’d love your help!
**Saturday, July 23rd and Saturday, July 30th only!**
Our Showcases are the culminating event of a week’s worth of creative engagement and collaboration between campers. Each band will perform their original song to an audience of adoring fans.
Assistance is needed helping campers in the green room, distributing programs, selling merchandise/ raffle tickets, and more.
Our year-round volunteer opportunities are currently paused.
RCRC year-round volunteer positions are opportunities for people seeking academic credit, job training, and volunteer experience. These volunteers serve in research, gear assistance, procurement, outreach and administrative capacities.
Please note that the RCRC office is currently closed to all but essential staff, so any volunteer opportunities will remain remote.
Our Nondiscrimination Policy
Rain City Rock Camp 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 especially encourage Black, Indigenous, People of Color and gender expansive individuals to apply for leadership positions on our career page.