See below for a schedule of upcoming volunteer opportunities. Committee meetings and orientation & training sessions are open to all, though we ask that new volunteers RSVP through the calendar below so that we know to expect you. All volunteers interested in working with Rock to the Future students must attend a volunteer orientation & training session before working with students.
What’s it like to volunteer at Rock to the Future? Volunteer Scott wrote a guest blog post about his experience with us.
Rock to the Future always needs volunteers to work directly with our students!
Our programs happen Tuesday – Thursday during the school year from 3 – 6pm and from 9am – 4pm during the summer. We generally request that volunteers commit to a regular schedule unless you are doing a one-time performance or workshop. Because of legal requirements, all volunteers who work with Rock to the Future students must have completed background checks before their first volunteer shift. Volunteers can attend an orientation & training session before their background checks.
We are looking for people to help with:
MUSIC: Help students on a variety of instruments and musical styles, including voice coaching, instrument lessons, and songwriting.
HOMEWORK: Assist students in grades 4 – 12 with a variety of subjects including math, English, writing, science, social studies, standardized test prep, and more!
ACADEMIC MENTORING: Volunteers are paired with a students to help them improve in their trouble subjects. Academic mentors have regular check-ins with the student and the academic coordinator about the student’s progress.
MENTORING: Be a positive role model and mentor a Philadelphia youth! Play games, chat about their day, talk about their future, and inspire the next generation of Philly musicians.
This committee supports Rock to the Future by providing ideas and support for a variety of events, fundraisers, and promotional opportunities. Committee members provide insight into additional funding sources, identify sources of promotion and exposure for Rock to the Future, and and help us connect with new partners and organizations. This committee meets every month.
This committee discusses ways to further improve programs, for example; creating organizational partnerships, suggesting performance opportunities, and identifying professional development opportunities for staff. Committee members provide support and insight when adding additional programs, as well as troubleshoot current program needs. This committee meets every other month.