In Summer 2014, we expect to launch programs in other locations besides Portland, Oregon. As we decide where to launch next, it will be helpful to know where potential volunteers are located, as well as your skills and interests. These positions can be adapted depending on the skills of the available volunteers and the needs of the specific camp. If you have a particular skill or interest that could be an asset to App Camp For Girls, please let us know in the comment section on the form.
The key to the expansion of App Camp For Girls is finding organizers (or organizing committees) who want to launch the program in their location. You would responsible for choosing a facility and dates, recruiting volunteers and campers, and managing logistics. We would provide you the curriculum, help you secure equipment, and offer guidance where needed.
If you might be interested in becoming a local App Camp For Girls organizer, please email Jean MacDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Below are brief descriptions of the volunteers needed. Please fill out the form below to express interest in volunteering.
The mission of App Camp For Girls is to inspire an interest in software development through hands-on experience in app creation led by women role models. Direct-mentorship volunteer positions, which include development team leaders, project managers, camp coordinators, facilitators and speakers, are limited to female volunteers.
Responsible for creating and managing the Xcode app templates and leading the counselors and campers through the app development process.
Development team project managers
Act as camp counselor for a group of four girls, working together on an iPhone app. Proficiency with Macs and software needed, background in basic programming helpful.
Lead a short workshop. In 2013, we held workshops on:
- UI/UX best practices
- Icon design
- Testing and debugging
- Hula hooping
- Staying safe and sane online
Our goal is to have a workshop featuring physical activity every day, to give the girls a break from computer-focused work.
Maintain overall camp schedule. Supervise camp activities. Maintain a roster of volunteers and substitutes when needed. Act as primary contact for parents, guest speakers and volunteers. Organize set-up and breakdown of camp equipment daily, set-up of lunch and snack breaks.
Camp facilitator and MC
Make morning announcements, lead campers in ice-breakers and other games, introduce guest speakers, make afternoon announcements. Master of ceremonies at closing pitch session with women investors.
General Purpose Volunteer Help at Camp
Provide assistance and support as needed: set-up, breakdown, lunch/snack organization, supervise campers during trips to the cafe, playground, restrooms
Volunteers Needed Before/After Camp Session (open to women and men)
This is not an exhaustive list. If you have a particular skill or interest that could be an asset to App Camp For Girls, please let us know in the comment section on the form.
All volunteers who work in direct contact with campers will be required to submit to a background check.