Form and Function Volunteer Information

Form and Function Team

The goal is to teach middle schoolers how to code an interactive website in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript through an after school program that will meet three times a week. Volunteer commitment has flexibility dependent on which volunteer position you sign up for and which days you are available. The options are standard volunteer, homeroom instructor, and curriculum.

General Outline

The afterschool program will be divided into homerooms. Each homeroom will focus on a different stage in learning web design. Students will follow an established pathway through the homerooms.

Homeroom Instructor

Responsibilities

  • Manage students in their room
  • Teach students the topics of the corresponding homeroom
  • Keep homeroom organized and running smoothly

Time Commitment

  • 1 hour a week + 1.5 hours per day you volunteer
  • Initial training with other current homeroom instructors
  • Mandatory consistent attendance for at at least one of the sessions, including arriving at least five minutes before program begins and staying until last student leaves
  • Occasional organizational meetings as needed

Prerequisites

  • Have a solid understanding of HTML, CSS, and/or JavaScript
  • Must be willing to learn more about HTML, CSS, and JavaScript if applicable
  • Know basic debugging techniques
  • Be comfortable with public speaking
  • If you are not a very advanced coder, you can teach a beginner-level homeroom and we would still love for you to apply!

Standard Volunteer

Responsibilities

  • Act as a supporting volunteer in a homeroom led by an instructor
  • Will be broken out with small groups of students and so should be comfortable communicating concepts with students

Time Commitment

  • 30 minutes a week + 1.25 hours per day you volunteer
  • Initial training with directors
  • Occasional organizational meetings as needed

Prerequisites

  • Have a solid understanding of HTML and CSS or JavaScript
  • Must be willing to learn HTML, CSS, and JavaScript if applicable
  • If you are not a very advanced coder, you can help in a more beginner homeroom and we would still love for you to apply!
If you are interested in helping out with curriculum, consider joining BxB Central's Software Engineer Team to help code interactive tutorials for Form and Function!