Direct Mentorship Volunteer Roles
Teach an instrument (bass, drums, guitar, keyboard, vocals)
Instructors are responsible for working with other teachers to create lesson plans, as well as teaching and creating a supportive learning environment for the campers. How you structure your class is up to you. Plan out ideas ahead of time, but be willing and ready to adapt and change lesson plans as you get to know your students and are familiar with their needs.
Remember that many of the campers have never played before, so you don’t need to be a master musician. Unless you are teaching an advanced class, you will just be teaching the very basics. Flexibility is more important than strict lesson plans for this position. This position takes place during the first half of the day.
Facilitate band practices
A band coach facilitates the band working together. The goal is to write one song, practice it, and perform it at the showcase. There are infinite ways to reach this goal. You are there to keep the band members focused and to offer help in writing and arranging their song.
A good band coach keeps things moving, helps the band communicate, and keeps track of the song and its different parts while making sure everybody can contribute and feel like their opinions are being respected and valued. We are looking for people who are familiar instructing teenagers or who have some musical background or experience. This position takes place during the second half of the day.
Assist campers in general – get them to different activities, be available to help during emergencies.
Counselors are the glue that keeps camp running smoothly! Counselors lead the morning circle, closing circle, and additional team building activities on the first day of camp. They prepare snacks and put them out. They are available to work with campers one-on-one or to help mediate conflicts. This is an all day position, but has lots of down time when campers are in classes.
Facilitate one or more workshops to 5-25 campers
Workshop instructors give our campers an opportunity to learn about other forms of expression and creativity throughout the camp week and enhance the entire camp experience. In 30 minutes to an hour, they’ll help expose campers to new ideas and broaden their way of thinking around how different people experience the world.
Workshops are a way to dig deeper into our camp missions and beliefs. Workshop instructors help to create a fun and exciting environment at camp. They teach campers new skills, help build empowerment and self-esteem, and foster camaraderie among campers. Some of the core workshops we're offering include comics, poetry, self-defense, zine making, and media literacy. Feel free to apply for those or send us any unique workshop ideas!