BlackGirlsHack is a volunteer organization. Volunteers must be paid members* ($49/year). Our volunteer application involves:
After your meeting with the leadership team you will select or be assigned to a department. Each department is ran by a member of the leadership team. Volunteers are expected to commit 10-12 hours per month to their volunteer activities outside of quarterly or monthly meetings. Members of the leadership team meet weekly with their departments and on working meetings ant typically spend 12-20 hours a month on BGH Foundation business. The volunteer process takes approximately two weeks.
*Volunteers who are experiencing economic hardships including students, unemployed and underemployed may apply for BGH Cares to pay their membership fee.
Strategy Department - Diversity & Inclusion, Partnerships, Policies and Procedures, Social Media, Bring a Hacker to Work, Feature Friday
Increasing Representation – BGH Foundation’s goal is to increase diversity and representation in the Cyber field. We believe that representation matters and we hope to help increase representation by portraying Black women in Cyber.
#FeatureFridays of Black Women in Cyber through our social media campaign
People Department - Volunteer team, Mentoring Team, Membership, Resume Review, Mock Interviews
Volunteer Coordinator – BGH has several volunteer positions and a lot of expressed interest for volunteers so it would be great if you’ve got experience or an interest in doing this.
Mentoring – BGH Foundation believes that in addition to having the skills, and training to join the cyber field that they need to know what to expect. BGH Foundation is creating a mentoring program to help connect aspiring Cybersecurity professionals to mentors in the field.
#CyberMentoringMonday social media campaign
Resume review – BGH Foundation is helping aspiring Cybersecurity professionals to get into the field by helping them structure their resumes and represent themselves in the best way to get past the Applicant Tracking Systems and in front of a hiring manager.
Training/Learning Department - Accelerator Programs, BlackKidsHack, We Got Next Cyber, Practical Skills Labs, Study Groups, Friday Night Labs
Educational training programs – BGH Foundation believes that there is a high entry level cost to obtaining certification training in the cybersecurity field. To help reduce the overhead associated with getting training for cyber certifications, BGH Foundation is offering free study groups to help get aspiring Cybersecurity professionals ready for industry certifications.
CEH Study Group, Security+ Study Group, CISSP Study Group, PNPT Study Group
Friday Night Labs – BGH Foundation wants to continue to operate the Friday Night Labs program so that it’s members can get hands on lab experience.
Technology Department - BGH Cloud Lab, Technology, Infrastructure, Onboarding/Offboarding
BGH Cloud Labs (Virtualization Program ) One of the barriers for entry for cybersecurity professionals is not being able to create a home lab or a virtual lab due to the high costs of operating in the cloud and the resource intensiveness of home lab virtualization setups. To help reduce the barriers to entry into Cyber BGH Foundation is creating BGH Cloud Labs a program to help create a cloud lab that will allow students to participate in lab exercises that will provide them with hands on skills to help aid their entry into cybersecurity.
Board and Executive Leadership – BGH Foundation has 3 vacant Board seats and several open executive leadership positions. Positions require submission of a resume, Non Disclosure Agreement, a minimum 1 year commitment and approval by the existing Board of Directors. Board and Leadership must be volunteers for 6 months minimum before they can be appointed to board.
***All Volunteers (except mentors) will be requested to complete a Non Disclosure Agreement.***