Girls & Ladies Rock MKE


BAND COACH | Monday-Friday 8:00am-6:00pm | Sunday Showcase 12:30-4:00pm

Band coaches are female 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 responsible for getting their band members to and from the rooms at camp, to the bathrooms, and generally ensuring the safety of their band.  Each band will have two adults in the position of Band Coach.  Band coaches are required to attend the Showcase.

INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTOR | Monday-Friday, 9:00am-12:30pm

Instructors are ideally female mentors (but can also can be male) who 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 the week, 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 to talk via email before camp week to brainstorm how and what you will teach during instruction hours.  Instructors are encouraged to come to camp the Sunday before Camp Week starts to set up rooms and get organized. 


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 during Camp Week (except for Fridays where we do no workshops), one in the morning and one in the afternoon.  Workshop Leaders need to only be available for their workshop.  Campers vary in ages from 8-16.  Workshops may need to be divided into smaller workable groups or be divided up by age or age appropriateness.  Workshop leaders will send in a proposal or an outline for their workshop to the camp directors prior to campweek.  With the proposal you need to specify if you will need assistance from other volunteers: floaters, band coaches, instructors, etc.  

RECEPTION | Mon-Fri 8:00-1:00 & 1:00-6:00

Reception is a position that is held by two volunteers at a time (women or men) who may or may not have other duties at Camp.  Receptionists are to help with registration, check-in/check-out of campers, monitor visitors, handle phone calls, give directions, answer questions, escort visitors around building, make sure campers do not leave the building without an escort, sell merchandise, and make lanyards for visitors and volunteers. 

NURSE | Mon – Fri 9:00-5:00

Nurses  take care of bandage applications, medication, nose bleeds, needs of campers with medical issues and is the point person for medical emergencies.  This person must be CPR and First Aid certified.


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 the Camp Week.

MORNING ASSEMBLY CREW | Mon 9:00-11:30, 4:30-5:00 | Tues-Fri 9:00-9:30, 4:30-5:00

This is an energetic group of ladies and gents who will lead the beginning and end 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 girls and volunteers!  Must be willing to sing in front of people, act silly, or participate in skits if necessary. 


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.  Our goal is to keep the camp space clean and organized as we are there for the week and we want to leave it in as good condition as it came in.  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 Week. 

CAMP WEEK TECHS | Mon-Fri 10:00-12:30 | Mon-Fri 2:00-4:30

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.