The AAVSO is over 100 years old . In that century we have expanded into lots of different areas and it can be daunting for a new person to find a home.
Please use this forum as a place to ask questions on any topic. Nothing is too simple. The questions can be about observing technique, variable star science, the web site or even about which AAVSO meetings  are the best ones to attend. If you have a question, ask it.
Here are a few quick links to other resources that may help you as well: