Volunteers are the backbone of Girls Rock! DC.

They help run the show, literally!

It takes a hundred helpful people every year to make our programs succeed. If you’re 18 or older and want to make a difference in the lives of DC’s raddest young folks, email us to learn more about volunteer opportunities.

Open volunteer opportunities:

Summer Camp 2022 Volunteer

Girls Rock! DC is recruiting volunteers to support our two sessions of youth Summer Camp, July 11-16 and August 1-6.

Here’s what volunteers do at Summer Camp:

  • Teach campers to jam on electric guitar, groove on electric bass, kick it on keys, sing like a diva, or rock out on drums. 
  • Design and lead more than 40 hours of fun activities and lessons.
  • Coach small groups of campers to collaboratively write original songs.
  • Facilitate workshops on music, art, activism, and community.
  • Give private concerts just for campers.
  • Support campers to put on a real live show at a DC venue.
  • Share their experiences and skills with the next generation of rock stars.
  • Spend quality time with other rad adults.

Volunteers lead Summer Camp and help campers have an amazing experience. All volunteers receive training on how to follow the program curriculum, prepare for sessions, and make Summer Camp fun and engaging. They are also offered a monetary gift to thank them for their time.

Each Summer Camp lasts six days, and there are two sessions. Some volunteer roles require you to be at camp every day. Other roles are one-time opportunities. 

Ready to apply? Use the button below to apply to volunteer at Summer Camp. Applications are open until May 15. Acceptances will be sent out on a rolling basis, and assignments will be sent out on June 15.

“I am so passionate about this camp. It was my first year volunteering but it changed my life so much that I plan to come back every year!”

2017 Youth Camp Volunteer

Volunteering FAQ

I don’t play an instrument. Can I still help?

Yes! No musical experience is necessary for most of our volunteer positions!

I work/have kids at home/can’t commit to a lot of time. Can I still help?

Yes! We have many ways that volunteers can contribute. And we offer a monetary gift to thank volunteers for their time, so if taking time off would result in losing income, you can recoup a little of those losses.

I have a special skill/know important things to share with folks. How can I use that?

Teach one of our workshops! Workshop instructors cover a wide range of topics fusing art and social justice. Email us to let us know what you want to share.

Is there is a background check?

You Betcha. As camp and much of our programming support minors, volunteer training and a background check are required for ALL volunteers who will be interacting with youth campers.

Do I have to interview?

If you are volunteering with Girls Rock! DC for the first time, we require an video call interview. Returning volunteers have a shorter check-in call.

What technology do volunteers need to participate in online activities?

To be able to participate in Girls Rock! DC’s online activities, volunteers will need:

  1. A computer or tablet that can connect to the internet. (A mobile phone will not allow you to engage fully.)
  2. An internet connection with a minimum bandwidth of 600kbps. Run a test of your connection speed here.
  3. An internet browser, such as Google Chrome or Firefox.

If you do not have access to either a device or wifi, please email info@girlsrockdc.org. We’re committed to making camp accessible to all, including volunteers.

Are volunteers compensated?

All Girls Rock! DC volunteers, regardless of role, are offered a monetary gift to thank them for their time.

Girls Rock! DC is committed to making volunteering accessible to everyone.

That means we offer flexible opportunities, comprehensive training, and a monetary gift to thank volunteers for their time.

Girls Rock! DC isn’t just for one week a year.

We are working hard 365 days a year. We are a volunteer-fueled non-profit that thrives on the skills and talents of our excellent community. To learn more about year-round volunteer opportunities email volunteer@girlsrock.org.

“I’ve been involved with Girls Rock! DC since 2011, and it’s the best thing I do! At Girls Rock! DC, the youth learn chords and beats and friendship and their own power.  As an adult, you can watch all of this form, and help it happen. How many other opportunities does one get to really make a difference for area youth while they create some of the best music ever?”

OlyaYear-round GR!DC Volunteer

NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY: Girls Rock! DC does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national and/or ethnic origin, marital status, sexual orientation, body type, physical ability, gender expression, or other individual identities in the administration of any of its educational programs, admissions policies, scholarships, and other Camp-related policies and programs, as well as volunteer policies and activities. All Camp activities will promote and maintain the personal and emotional safety of all campers and staff. We do not tolerate racism, homophobia, sexism, or other discriminatory behavior or expression.