OTW Celebrates

International Volunteer Day 2018

Since 1985, December 5th has been designated International Volunteer Day by the United Nations. It’s a day to honour and celebrate volunteerism around the world. Everything the OTW does is made possible by the work of volunteers, and today we’re saying thank you.

The OTW currently has 711 volunteers across 18 different committees. They’re located all over the world, working countless unpaid hours to keep the OTW’s projects going. It’s thanks to volunteers that we have Archive of Our Own, Fanlore, Open Doors, Transformative Works and Cultures, Legal Advocacy, and more.

The work of volunteers is what makes the OTW’s mission–to provide access to and preserve the history of fanworks–feasible on our limited budget. To all our volunteers, whether brand new, or with us since the beginning eleven years ago, we are so grateful, and we couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you for making all of this possible.

Interesting in learning more about what volunteering for the OTW is like? Check our our Five Things an OTW Volunteer Said series!

OTW Recruitment banner by Erin

The OTW is Recruiting Translators, Fanlore Staff, and Communications Staff

Do you like planning events? Are you fluent in a language other than English? Or do you have an interest in fannish history? The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting!

We’re excited to announce the opening of applications for:

  • Communications Staff – Weibo Site Moderator – closing 24 October 2018 at 23:59 UTC
  • Communications Staff – Event Coordinator – closing 24 October 2018 at 23:59 UTC
  • Fanlore Staff – closing 24 October 2018 at 23:59 UTC
  • News Translation Volunteer – closing 24 October 2018 at 23:59 UTC

We have included more information on each role below. Open roles and applications will always be available at the volunteering page. If you don’t see a role that fits with your skills and interests now, keep an eye on the listings. We plan to put up new applications every few weeks, and we will also publicize new roles as they become available.

All applications generate a confirmation page and an auto-reply to your e-mail address. We encourage you to read the confirmation page and to whitelist our email address in your e-mail client. If you do not receive the auto-reply within 24 hours, please check your spam filters and then contact us.

If you have questions regarding volunteering for the OTW, check out our Volunteering FAQ. (more…)

OTW Recruitment banner by Erin

The OTW is Recruiting for Open Doors, Policy & Abuse, and TWC!

Do you know MySQL and want to rescue at risk fan archives? Would you like to assist AO3 users by resolving complaints? Do you have experience copyediting or proofreading academic journals? The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting!

We’re excited to announce the opening of applications for:

  • Open Doors Technical Volunteer – closing 03 October 23:59 UTC
  • Policy & Abuse Staff – closing 03 October 23:59 UTC
  • TWC Copyeditor Volunteer – closing 03 October 23:59 UTC
  • TWC Proofreader Volunteer- closing 03 October 23:59 UTC

We have included more information on each role below. Open roles and applications will always be available at the volunteering page. If you don’t see a role that fits with your skills and interests now, keep an eye on the listings. We plan to put up new applications every few weeks, and we will also publicize new roles as they become available.

All applications generate a confirmation page and an auto-reply to your e-mail address. We encourage you to read the confirmation page and to whitelist our email address in your e-mail client. If you do not receive the auto-reply within 24 hours, please check your spam filters and then contact us.

If you have questions regarding volunteering for the OTW, check out our Volunteering FAQ. (more…)