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 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?

Fill in the form here and get started! 

 

Current Volunteer Opportunities 


Treasurer/Accountant

 

Girls+ Rock Ottawa is looking for a Treasurer/Accountant to execute all of the organization’s financial and accounting functions. Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the Board; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes; and keep the Board up to date on the organization’s financial status.
  • Oversee the bookkeeping functions including maintenance of the general ledger, accounts payable and accounts receivable.
  • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.

Commitment: Long-term (minimum 1 year). Average of 4-5 hours a month.

To apply: Please complete a volunteer form and note the position you are applying for.

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.