Volunteer with Ladies Rock!
Ladies Rock MKE is an all volunteer-run organization, and we need your help to keep us rocking! We are always looking for helping hands to assist at camp and showcase, as well as to be part of the planning committee.
Volunteer positions primarily for woman-identified individuals are:
Band Coaches • Instrument Instructors • Camp Coordinators • Workshop Leaders • Assembly Leaders
Volunteer positions for individuals of any identity are:
Support Crew • Reception • Roadies • Showcase Support • Camp Prep and Clean Up • Site and Gear Maintenance • Event Staff • Year-Round Camp Organization • Fundraising
All volunteers must be over 18. Volunteers who work directly with campers must attend an orientation session prior to camp. Volunteers will have a variety of time requirements, which we'll let you know about in advance!
If you are interested in learning more about what we do and how you can help, please reach out with any questions you have. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out an application today! No time to volunteer? Donate instead!
CAMP WEEK JOB DESCRIPTIONS
BAND COACH | Friday-Saturday, 9:00am-5:30pm & Sunday Showcase
Band coaches are mentors who have experience in music – either formally or informally. They are comfortable assisting with the music writing and creating process, practicing instruments and performing. Each band will have a Band Coach who will help the band create/finish their song and get it ready to be performed at the Showcase. Band Coaches will spend the entire day with their band except for when their bands are in workshops. Band coaches are required to attend the Showcase.
INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTOR | Friday-Saturday, 9:00am-12:30pm
Instructors are responsible for teaching an assigned instrument to the students. Students will vary in age and ability. The main goal of instruction for the week is to meet each camper at their skill level and prepare them for the Showcase. We are not trying to create a great musician in one weekend, just working with the campers to be able to play their one song. Instructors may also be band coaches, workshop instructors, floaters, etc. Instructors are not required to attend the Showcase.
Instrument instructors are asked to work together to create the curriculum for their students. Instructors should meet at least one time prior to camp and talk via email before camp week to brainstorm how and what you will teach during instruction hours. Instructors are encouraged to come to camp before it starts to set up rooms and get organized.
WORKSHOP LEADER | Hours Vary
Workshops are created by the volunteers and may be anything from flyer making, button making, self-defense and women in rock history. There are two workshops each day on Friday and Saturday, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Workshop Leaders need only be available for their workshop. Workshop leaders will send in a proposal or an outline for their workshop to the camp directors prior to camp. With the proposal you need to specify if you will need assistance from other volunteers: floaters, band coaches, instructors, etc.
RECEPTION | Friday & Saturday, AM & PM
Reception is a position that is held by two volunteers at a time who may or may not have other duties at camp. Receptionists help with registration, check-in/check-out of campers, monitor visitors, handle phone calls, give directions, answer questions, escort visitors around building, sell merch, and make lanyards for visitors and volunteers.
FLOATERS/CAMP ASSISTANTS | Hours Vary
Floaters are responsible for assisting in any number of places during camp. You may be asked to assist a workshop leader for the self-defense class or the flyer making class. You may be asked to run offsite and get pens or tape. You could be responsible for delivering snacks during the day to campers or walking a visiting band to their performance space in the afternoon. These volunteers are critical to keeping the camp running smoothly! Floaters will typically work in shifts during the day so this is a great position for people who want to volunteer but can only do so for a limited time during camp.
MORNING ASSEMBLY CREW | Friday & Saturday 9:00-11:30
This is an energetic group who will lead the beginning of each camp day at an assembly with ice-breakers, announcements, introductions, group activities and instructions for the day. Must be able to speak loud and proud and command a room full of excited rockers and volunteers! Must be willing to sing in front of people, act silly, or participate in skits if necessary.
SUPPORT CREW/ROADIES | Hours Vary
This crew is responsible for assisting with set up of band rooms, instrument instruction rooms, set up/clean up of lunch room, moving equipment and instruments around, keeping bathrooms tidy, sweeping/vacuuming each day, taking out trash, putting away supplies, etc. This position is broken up into shifts so it is great for individuals who want to be involved but cannot can only commit limited time during camp.
CAMP WEEK TECHS | Hours Vary
Instrument techs are responsible for being at camp to help campers with tuning instruments, restringing guitars or basses, helping with amps or drums kits or fixing broken equipment. Must have experience with guitars, basses, drums, amps, keyboards and microphones.