Volunteer

MENTOR APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!

Interested in helping out at our July 15-20 2019 school holidays day camp? There are lots of volunteer opportunities at Girls Rock! Adelaide - you don’t necessarily need musical experience. Check out the roles below to see if anything fits your experience and skills.

(Note: If you’ve volunteered with us previously for fundraising you’ll still need to fill this one out for camp!)

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Volunteer Roles

Here’s a quick overview of all the roles that we need filled - if you see something you think is up your alley, click through the title to read the detailed role description. You can view our Girls Rock! Adelaide org chart here.

You can apply to be a:
Mentor - Band Coach
Mentor - Band Manager
Instrument instructor
Aboriginal Cultural Liaison
Tech Manager
Gear manager
Workshop presenters
Roadie
General volunteer
Intern (18-21 Years)
Photographer

Mentor - Band Coach
Band Coaches usually have music experience, and can help their band of young people with music-related things like tuning their instruments, working together as a band, and songwriting.

Mentors need to be available for induction on the Sunday prior to the program; Monday all day; in the afternoon all week; and for the showcase on Saturday. Mentors are more than welcome to come along all day every day! This provides familiar and supportive faces for the campers all week.

Mentor - Band Manager
Band Managers don’t have to have any music experience, but they may be a school teacher, social worker, youth worker, or other person with experience working with children. Or, they may have experience performing or being on stage. These skills work in with the Band Coach to help your band work towards performing a live original song at the end of the week.

Mentors need to be available for induction on the Sunday prior to the program; Monday all day; in the afternoon all week; and for the showcase on Saturday. Mentors are more than welcome to come along all day every day! This provides familiar and supportive faces for the campers all week.

Instrument instructor
Instrument Instructors provide daily lessons for each instrument group - Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals and Synth. Instrument Instructors can also apply to be Mentors to work with a band through the week.

Must be available for induction the Sunday prior and every morning for class, but welcome to attend all day every day. If also a mentor, see above for times you will be needed. Successful applicants will receive an honorarium for undertaking these roles.

Aboriginal Cultural Liaison
The Aboriginal Cultural Liaison will work with the Girls Rock! Adelaide committee to incorporate creative methods and approaches that are inclusive for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander campers. The Aboriginal Cultural Liaison will provide support and act as a contact point for any Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander campers, and will relay feedback between these campers and Co-Directors. The successful applicant will receive an honorarium for undertaking this role.

Must be available for induction on Sunday, throughout the week, and at the showcase on Saturday.

Tech Manager
The Tech Manager maintains our sound and sound equipment throughout the week, working with the lunchtime bands to ensure they’re all set to rock out at lunchtime every day; workshop presenters in the morning and afternoon; making sure we have sound for punk rock aerobics every morning; and also working with our campers at dress rehearsal and the showcase.

The Sound Manager may look after a small team of Roadies, Youth Leaders and/or General Volunteers keen to learn about the audio side of things. The successful applicant will receive an honorarium for undertaking this role.

This is a demanding role - you will be required to attend induction on Sunday, and be on site all day every day to assist with sound. You will help set up and mix the lunchtime bands every day, and assist the workshop presenters with any audio needs. You will manage sound for the dress rehearsal and the showcase on the Saturday (at the Unibar).

Gear manager
The Gear Manager looks after all the gear that is loaned or hired for the program. This includes making sure it is all tagged and tested before coming to the site, logging all loaned gear and keeping track of what was loaned and by whom, and at the end of the program ensuring it is all returned to the right people.

The Gear Manager may look after a small team of Roadies, Youth Leaders and/or General Volunteers keen to help with moving gear around the site during the week and at the showcase. The successful applicant will receive an honorarium for undertaking this role.

You will be needed to assist with intake of loaned gear - this is likely to be on the Sunday during induction so you will be inducted at another time by the committee. You will also be needed on Friday evening to assist with gear pickup and work with the Sound Manager on which gear will be used for the showcase on Saturday. There may be gear pickup to do on the Saturday after the showcase, and the weeks beyond the showcase.

Workshop presenters
Have a cool skill you think would be useful? Workshop Presenters provide a one-off presentation or workshop on a single topic, for example: self-defence, zine-making, screen-printing, dance or body movement, theatre sports, confidence and positivity, meditation, the list goes on! It just needs to support empowerment and confidence for our campers, and be age-appropriate and align with our values.

We have 2 slots to choose from: a 40min presentation in the morning, or a 90m workshop in the afternoon.

Must be available for one morning or afternoon depending on which day your workshop is booked in.

Roadie
Interested in helping out with gear? We will need some roadies! Roadies will help move gear around the site, so you will need to be able to pick things up and carry them around the place. We will need Roadies on the Sunday before the program, all through the week, and before, during and after the showcase on Saturday.

Must be available for induction on Sunday, on site throughout the week, and at the showcase if you’re able to.

General volunteer
Keen to help out at camp but not sure exactly what you could do? We will need general volunteers to help out with odd jobs during the week including helping us keep the venue clean and tidy. This might mean doing washing up, keeping an eye out for rubbish, walking up to the shops if we need something - that sort of thing!

Must be available for induction on Sunday, and negotiated times during the week.

Intern (18-21 Years)
Are you keen to be involved but just out of the age bracket to be a camper? You can still come along! Just have a think about which area of camp you are most interested in and we can hook you up with that bit. Keen to learn leadership skills? You can hang out with a GR! Co-ordinator! Want to skill up on audio tech? We’ll pop you with the Sound Manager! Not sure what you want to learn? We can chat with you to figure it out!

Must be available for induction on Sunday, throughout the week as negotiated with the committee, and at the showcase on Saturday.

Photographer
As the Girls Rock! Adelaide photographer you’ll be in charge of capturing all of the highlights of our week at camp as well as band photos of all our brand new bands!

Must be available for induction on Sunday, throughout the week as negotiated with the committee, and at the showcase on Saturday.


The below positions aren’t open for recruitment (except First Aid Officer, but this will be on top of a role as described above, so anyone recruited for an above position that has First Aid training is eligible to volunteer as a First Aid Officer)

Co-directors
Sianne and Hannah are your co-directors, and will be floating around making sure everything runs smoothly. They will not be taking on mentoring responsibilities.

Co-ordinators
Your GR! Adl co-ordinators are Anna and Elli. They will be around most of the time helping out the co-directors, and will be mentoring either as Band Coaches or Band Managers.

Camp Counsellor
The Camp Counsellor will be floating around all week to assist with any situations needing a listening ear or conflict resolution that’s a bit out of your league. They will be there for chats too - any campers, mentors, volunteers or staff can have a chat with the Camp Counsellor any time!

First Aid Officer
First Aid Officer is a role that will be filled by those in other roles that have a First Aid qualification, whether Mentors, Volunteers or Committee members.