at camp

Past volunteers have done everything from working security shifts at summer music festivals, to teaching drums at camp and photographing our End-of-Camp Extravaganza performance. Whatever your talents, chances are there’s 
a niche for you at Girls Rock! Chicago.

There are three primary, week-long positions that volunteers fill during camp week: counselors, band coaches, and instrument teachers. Each plays a vital role and we ask 
that you only apply to these positions if you are serious 
about making a commitment to the entire week of camp.

Can’t be there all week? There are also multiple part-time positions available including everything from snack delivery 
to presenting hour-long workshops.

Please contact our camp staff if you’re interested in presenting a workshop:

Girls Rock! Chicago welcomes all volunteers who are women, transgender (of any identity), and/or gender non-conforming, to apply for camp-week positions. We are committed to providing a safe space for everyone, as well as educating staff, volunteers, and community members in order to create an inclusive environment for all. Positions outside of camp week are open to everyone.

To be considered for a camp week volunteer role, all applicants must:


in a brief interview with a GR!C staff member – SIGN UP HERE


a mandatory Volunteer Orientation session


the Volunteer Manual


a fingerprint background check

Year-Round Volunteer Opportunities

If you can’t commit to camp week itself, don’t worry—we still need you! Whether you can lend a hand at load in/out, spread the gospel of GR!C from behind a booth at a music festival, or just show up to support our youth when they rock out at their End-of-Camp Performance Extravaganza, we truly value your support. Email anytime to see what’s coming up and find out how we can use your help. We’ll also love you if can donate gear (new or used); donate T-shirts, art supplies or other crafty gems for camp-week activities; host a benefit show, or a fundraising event at your place of business; or just make a donation in any amount — because every 
dollar counts!

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