The EA Forum is mostly about discussing ideas. But ultimately, the reason we discuss those ideas is to help us take actions that improve the world.
Apply the opportunities to take action topic to posts that offer readers a way to get involved with useful EA work. This might be a call to action, an opportunity to volunteer, a job they can apply for, a request for help, or anything else.
Get involved with EA
Here are some ways to get involved with effective altruism via the EA Forum or elsewhere:
- Jobs: Find job listings on the Forum, apply for high-impact career advising, or visit the job boards on 80,000 Hours, Animal Advocacy Careers, Tälist (for alt protein jobs), or AI Safety Fundamentals.
- Volunteering: Find volunteering opportunities using the volunteering tag, by looking at the EA Opportunities Board, or by directly reaching out to high-impact non-profit organisations.
- Donating: Support high-impact work by donating to high impact causes and taking an effective giving pledge. See the effective giving topic page for more resources.
- Internships and fellowships: Find internships and fellowships on the Forum or visit the EA Opportunities Board, which lists everything short of full-time positions. See also the AI Safety Fundamentals Opportunities Board.
- Startup ideas: Start a high impact non-profit by applying to Charity Entrepreneurship, or check out the relevant career profiles by 80,000 Hours here or Probably Good here.
- Research ideas: Find a research topic by looking at the central directory for research questions, or use Effective Thesis to help find a high-impact thesis topic.
- Funding opportunities: Seek funding for a high-impact project by posting using the funding request (open) topic, or apply for funding from EA Funds, one of Open Philanthropy's programs, or Meta Charity Funders. See the funding opportunities topic page for more resources.
(This page is an experiment: please give us feedback on it!)
How to use this topic
Apply this topic to posts that offer readers a way to take action personally, for example job opportunities, volunteering opportunities, or requests for help.
Ideally, this topic will only be used for posts that discuss an active opportunity. If you see a post that has this topic, but the time to get involved has already passed, please downvote the topic (not the post!) and apply or upvote requests (closed).
You can also apply subtopics requests (open) (for specific, well-defined requests) and job listing (open) (for jobs)....
Use funding request for posts that seek funding.
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