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Get Involved

As we decide where to launch in 2015, 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 the volunteer interest form below.

Organizers Wanted!

The key to the expansion of App Camp For Girls is finding organizers 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, funding and sponsorships, and offer guidance where needed.

If you might be interested in becoming a local App Camp For Girls organizer, please email Jean MacDonald at 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.

Camp lead developer

Responsible for creating and managing the Xcode app templates and leading the project team managers and campers through the app development process.

Project team 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.

Camp coordinator

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. Substitutes for the Team Project Managers on an as-needed basis.  Master of ceremonies at closing pitch session with women investors.

Workshop leader

Lead a short workshop. Examples of workshops we've held at prior camp sessions:
- UI/UX best practices
- Icon design
- Testing and debugging
- Yoga
- Hula hooping
- Self-defense
- Staying safe and sane online 
- Ergonomics

Our goal is to have a workshop featuring physical activity every day, to give the girls a break from computer-focused work.

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)

- App Template developer (build template apps that can be used at camp)
- Camper Registration (finalize camper roster, communicate with parents)
- Volunteer Coordinator (recruit volunteers, manage schedules)
- Equipment Manager (determine equipment needs, place orders)
- Fundraising Coordinator (plan and manage local fundraising efforts)

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. 


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