StopBSL needs volunteers!

StopBSL is looking for a few smart, reliable volunteers in the Austin (TX) area to

  • track issues
  • write alerts
  • answer questions
  • moderate our public forums

Why?

Until now, StopBSL has been run entirely by one person (me) and two occasional helpers. Historically the duties have been manageable, but times are changing! Many more areas are considering or repealing BSL, so I have been tracking and posting about issues more frequently and in greater quantity. Also, the StopBSL community is growing (woo hoo!), necessitating an increase in moderating and responding to public inquiries.

And finally, in two weeks, I move into an exciting new career that involves travel, long hours, and very limited free time. I really need some helpers who can fill in for me while I establish my career. I’d like to take this opportunity to assemble a feisty group of BSL fighters who can grow the StopBSL site and mission.

Who?

I’m looking for folks who can

  • commit to frequent and routine interactions with the website and social media.
  • fact-check and assess credibility of information.
  • write concise audience-focused text (including good grammar/spelling and careful, persuasive word choices).
  • stay focused on our mission and purpose.

It’s a plus if you already know the following, but these are things you will learn over time as you volunteer with StopBSL:

  • Basic lawmaking processes and mechanics
  • Blogging, Facebook, and other social media
  • Tracking a million issues at once

Where and When?

I’d like to stick with Austin-area volunteers so that I can provide in-person training and support, hold occasional meetings, and hopefully retain talent for long periods of time! I intend to hold the first meeting/training session within the next week or two, depending on responses.

Much of your actual work, however, is easily done with a computer, and you can do it anywhere—your house, the local coffee shop, or even your workplace, if they allow it—and any time.

How?

If you’d like to volunteer with StopBSL, or if you have questions about volunteering, please send an email to stopbsl.org@gmail.com!

Please help me find talent by telling all your Austin-area friends! Thank you—You’re an incredible community!

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