Volunteer Opportunity: Video Game Program Leader (Black Women Only)
Are you a Black woman or Black femme-identified gamer who's a fan of fighting games like Dragon Ball FighterZ and Street Fighter V with an interest in working with youth in the Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor area?
Hero Nation is looking for a volunteer Program Leader to partner with us in developing a fighting game program for disenfranchised youth that uses a blend of video games and core curriculum activities to build an inclusive community of gamers that teaches discipline, sportsmanship, and important social-emotional learning skills.
- Background Check
- Must be 18 or older
- Must have knowledge of fighting games (or an interest to learn)
- Must be willing to work with youth ages 12-18
- Must be open to collaborating with others
- Must be available in the fall to teach 1-2 hour courses at least once a week for 8-16 weeks.
Tasks & Commitments
- Meeting throughout the spring and summer (including in-person or phone/video chat, or whatever is convenient)
- Contributing to the development of a fighting gaming curriculum for youth
- Teaching youth using the new curriculum
- Cultivating a safe space for all program participants and leaders
- You'll be featured in press coverage and on our site.
- Possible compensation
- We're willing to work with your schedule.
- You'll have the opportunity to build your network and partner with the local organizations, businesses, and community members.
- Professional development is provided ( if needed).*
- You'll make an impact on a youth's life.
It also helps if you're familiar with the following:
- PlayStation 4
- Dragon Ball FighterZ
The fighting game community - and the video game community, generally - has a history of cultivating toxic spaces for black women and women of color. We want to do our part to build a safe space for everyone, including young girls of color gamers.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.