Why should I help?
Girls+ Rock Ottawa is a grassroots organization run by volunteers. As the coordination and the daily functioning of the organization require a significant amount of time, effort and resources, we are always looking for more help. We are also expanding our year-round programming & activities and need an arsenal of enthusiastic volunteers to help.
Volunteers help provide girls with a fun and pressure-free space where they can tap into their creative potential and explore new skills. In return, volunteers are rewarded with the satisfaction of knowing they are empowering young women. If you consider music and empowerment to be an important part of your life, please consider volunteering your time or making a donation to Girls+ Rock Ottawa.
What can I do to help?
There are many ways you can help. During the flagship Rock Camp for Girls+ weekend, we not only need teachers to work with the girls but we also need general volunteers to help make sure the weekend runs smoothly with things like setting up the different venues, food, leading non-musical activities during breaks, etc.
We also need help with other programming and activities such as our fundraising events which can involve anything from sitting at info tables at events, to putting on shows. You don't need to be a musician to help!
How can I volunteer?
Please note that in order to volunteer with Rock Camp for Girls+, Jam Sessions and Gig Planning 101, volunteers must have completed a police record check within the past 12 months.
Girls+ Rock Ottawa can provide interested volunteers with a letter to undergo a police record check at no charge.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Teachers - Rock Camp for GIRLS+
Girls+ Rock Ottawa is seeking volunteers to teach guitar, bass, drums or keyboards at our Rock Camp for Girls+ event on November 3-5, 2017. Responsibilities include:
- Help participants learn an instrument in a safe, supportive environment.
- Attend any preparatory meetings (e.g. teacher orientation or instrument groups).
- Attend the full Rock Camp for Girls+ weekend events, including the Sunday showcase.
Commitment: This will require approximately 24 hours of your time over the course of the weekend, as well as approximately 4 hours of prep meetings and activities prior to the camp weekend; honorariums will be offered.
To apply: Please complete a volunteer form and note the position you are applying for.
Please note that in order to volunteer at Rock Camp for Girls+, applicants must submit a police record check that has been completed in the past 12 months.