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BxB Central - Team Lead

What: A position as a co-lead of one of our teams: marketing or software engineer. Marketing does anything from social media to outreach, and software engineer codes demo sites, automates online processes, and more!

Who: Someone who is committed to furthering our mission and dedicated to improving our organization with the organizational, leadership, and communication skills needed. There is more information on the different prerequisites and responsibilities for each position provided below.

When: Co-leads are expected to attend the biweekly BxB Central meetings, a weekly leadership meeting, and a weekly team meeting. The total amount of time and work committed, however, fluctuates depending on the current ongoings of the organization.

Benefits: As a leadership member, we are committed to giving you the tools needed to get the most out of your experience at Bit by Bit! Gain invaluable leadership and project management experience, collaborate with others, plan the future of our organization, sharpen your public speaking skills, and more.

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BxB Central - Standard Volunteer

What: BxB HQ, the central organization that is the brains behind marketing, fundraising, and more!

Who: Anybody that wants to contribute to our mission and be the support behind our programs. There are several teams within BxB Central with a wide range of responsibilities, so no matter what your skill set is, we will have a task for you!

When: Unlike the programs, there is no set time and we are much more flexible with meetings and work.

Benefits: Join a community of supportive, dedicated volunteers while gaining invaluable experience in whichever team you decide to join and collaborate with others on long-term projects!

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Uncommon Sense

What: Do you want to learn about the world? Question your beliefs? Help teach others to do the same? Volunteer for Uncommon Sense, a critical thinking program for high schoolers.

Who: Anyone with experience with rationality, cognitive science, probability theory, decision theory, etc. Or anyone willing to learn about these subjects. You should be intrinsically motivated to seek the truth, unafraid to be proven wrong, and skeptical of your beliefs.
Naturally, don’t volunteer if you would counterfactually spend your time on something that generated more utility.

When: Meetings from 3:30-5:15pm Pacific Time Wednesdays, as well as additional sporadic meetings.

Benefits: Sharpen your thinking skills, learn about rationality, and help build the next generation of critical thinkers ready to improve the world!

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Form and Function

What: Form and Function, an online afterschool program that teaches middle schoolers how to code an interactive website in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Bit by bit, students will learn to code!

Who: You! We’re looking for volunteers who know the basics of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. A little programming experience is required but we are happy to teach more! We provide free training for coding instructors. Volunteers teach, write curriculum, and have fun.

When: There are three sessions for Form and Function: Wednesdays from 5:00 to 6:00pm PT, Thursdays from 4:45 to 5:45pm PT, and Fridays from 4:45 to 5:45pm PT. Volunteer for all three days or only one. Either way we would love to have you! Form and Function will run from the week of the 27th of September through the week of the 23rd of May. There are required trainings on Saturdays from 2 to 3pm PT.

Benefits: Gain loads of volunteer hours, join a group of programmers (and friends), and introduce middle schoolers to the power of code. We’ll teach you coding, communication, and instructional skills so you can gain invaluable experience in these fields!

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