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Volunteer stipends

Girls Rock! DC is excited to offer all volunteers payment in the form of a stipend for their time and labor during this summer’s programming, including We Rock! Camp and our youth summer camp! By offering stipends for the first time, we hope to make volunteering at GR!DC’s programs more accessible to adults who otherwise would be financially barred from the experience, especially people of color and of other historically marginalized identities.

In recognition of the fact that all labor has value, we will be offering payment based on the amount of time someone volunteers, as opposed to whether they are in a “leadership” role. Since certain types of labor, such as child care and food preparation, have traditionally been considered “women’s work,” and therefore under/nonvaluable, we think it’s important to interrupt this cycle and offer payment to every volunteer, regardless of their role. The general payment structure is as follows:

We Rock! Camp (amounts are for the entire weekend)
$200 for full-day volunteers
$100 to half-day volunteers
$50 for workshop instructors

Youth Summer Camp (amounts are for the entire week)
$500 for full-day volunteers
$200 to half-day volunteers
$100 for workshop instructors

For variations of the above, we will determine a stipend amount accordingly based on your time spent at camp.

While the stipends are offers and can be refused (as a donation to GR!DC), we encourage anyone who feels they need their stipend to accept it! GR!DC will not require any documentation of financial need.

We recognize that personal experiences are more complex than can ever be expressed through identity categories. At the same time, all of Girls Rock! DC’s programs seek to be a place where those who come from historically marginalized and silenced experiences have the chance to take up space, stand up, and rock out.

When deciding whether you will accept your stipend, we encourage volunteers to keep the following in mind:

Compared to white men making $1 in the US for the same work:

Asian women make $.85
White women make $.75
Black women make $.63
Hispanic/Latina women make $.54

We couldn’t do this work without all our amazing volunteers, and we are excited to build with you this summer and beyond! Please email volunteer@girlsrockdc.org if you have questions!

 

With rock camp love,

The GR!DC Leadership Team

2017 SAVE THE DATES!

2016 Girls Rock! DC Camper Showcase

More information and applications to follow! Check our Facebook page for the latest updates! 

MARCH 19th:

2016-2017 Winter Semester Girls Rock! After School Program (GR!ASP) Showcase at Black Cat

April 13th:

Diet Cig + Grasp Bands at the Rock n Roll Hotel, $15

 

2016 We Rock! Camp Showcase

April 22nd:

Hat Band Showcase at the Black Cat,$12

 

MAY 27-29th:

2017 We Rock! Camp (for grown-ups) at SEED PCS

 

MAY 29th:

2017 We Rock! Camp Showcase (location TBD)

 

JUNE 26th-30th:

2017 Girls Rock! DC Summer Camp at EL Haynes PCS

 

JULY 1st:

2017 Girls Rock! DC Camper Showcase (location TBD)

 

Questions? email info@girlsrockdc.org

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