EA Virtual Programs
is looking for people to volunteer a few hours a week or more to be facilitators.
Being a facilitator involves moderating a discussion once a week with a small cohort of participants over the course of 8 weeks for one of our programs:
This application will always be open, as there are new rounds of programming starting the first week of every month. Although if you are hoping to facilitate for a particular round, you must apply at least two weeks before that round starts. So you must submit the application by the end of the day on Sunday, June 20th in order to be considered for the round starting on Monday, July 5th. Apply here!
Our volunteer facilitators are the most important part of EA Virtual Programs. We really appreciate their willingness to help. The more high-quality facilitators we have, the more people can participate in our programming and learn about effective altruism in a high-fidelity way. As well as helping to build the EA movement, being a facilitator also helps you further your own understanding and ability to explain EA ideas, as well as deepen your engagement and connections with the EA community.
For whichever program you facilitate, the role involves:
- Preparing for the group discussions by reading the learning materials and reviewing the facilitator guide. This takes 1-3 hours a week depending on how familiar you are with the content already.
- Facilitating the weekly discussions for your cohort of participants. This takes 1 hour a week for each cohort you take on.
We support our facilitators by:
- Providing interactive facilitator training sessions, which are mostly optional, but one 60 minute training session is required when you start.
- Being available to talk with you about how your sessions are going and offer our advice or feedback. You can talk to us during regularly scheduled facilitator office hours or book a time to talk one-on-one.
- Finding a substitute facilitator if something comes up and you can't facilitate one of your sessions.
The facilitator's slack channel is also a great resource to get support, advice, and feedback from other facilitators.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org