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Paper Airplanes – Women in Tech Program Volunteer Instructors

Volunteer Women in Tech Instructor

4-6 hours per week

Paper Airplanes is a nonprofit organization that provides free, one-on-one language and skills learning for individuals whose lives and education have been interrupted due to conflict. They provide alternative pathways for students to pursue their education by connecting them to their education and career goals and matching them with personal tutors for 12 week sessions conducted through Skype.

As of now, they are running programs that teach English, coding to women, and Turkish to primarily Syrian refugees and Gazans. In the five years since their inception, they have served approximately 1,300 students with 90% of students reporting significant improvement within a semester.

The Women in Tech program works with women ages 18 – 35 who speak advanced English, have little to no coding experience, but are interested in learning coding. The program seeks to equip women with basic skills in coding languages such as CSS, JavaScript, and HTML. Each student is matched with an instructor and a personal mentor, who meet once a week to help with assignments and answer questions!

Paper Airplanes focus on working with women to empower them, especially marginalized women, and give them access to jobs in the programmer market, including the ability to work remotely.

As a Women in Tech instructor, you would be responsible for teaching the Women in Tech program alongside the other instructors and the Women in Tech Program Manager. This is a volunteer position, with an expected time commitment of 4-6 hours per week (typically up to 2 hours of planning and up to 2 hours of instructing).

The application for their summer session is now open. It will run from 21st June until 29th August. For more information about the program and to submit an application click here.

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