Volunteer

About volunteering for the OTW

The Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) runs on the talent and energy of volunteers from all over the world. Together, we manage projects to support fans and fandom.

If you’d like to join us, you’re in the right place! You can find open roles below. Browse the listings and apply for roles that match your skills and interests. If you do not see positions listed, we are not currently recruiting. Watch OTW News outlets for updates.

You may also consider sharing your experiences on Fanlore, the OTW’s fandom preservation wiki.

The OTW’s Code of Conduct applies to all volunteers. For further questions, see our Volunteering FAQ or contact the Volunteers & Recruiting Committee.

We are currently recruiting for:

Abuse Staff
The Abuse Committee is dedicated to helping users deal with the various situations that may arise. We also handle any complaints that come in about content uploaded to the Archive of Our Own. The team determines if complaints are about legitimate violations of the Terms of Service, and what to do about them if they are; our major goals are to adhere to the TOS, to make our reasoning and processes as clear and transparent as possible, and to keep every individual case completely confidential. We work closely with other AO3 related committees such as Support and Content.

We are seeking people who can keep in close contact, be patient in rephrasing explanations, make and document decisions, cooperate within and outside of their team, and ask for help when it’s needed. Staffers need to be able to handle complex and sometimes-disturbing content, and must be able to commit a sufficient amount of time to the team on a regular basis. If this sounds like you, click through to read the position description and apply!

Applications are due Wednesday 29 March 23:59 UTC

 
Elections Committee Staff: Team Coordinator
The Elections Committee is responsible for running OTW Board elections. We ensure the fairness, timeliness, and confidentiality of the process. As a team, we update the elections process, communicate with members and other committees about the process, help candidates prepare for and carry out their tasks, and run the election itself.

We are currently looking for Team Coordinators to organize our efforts and document procedures. Click through to read the position description and apply!

Applications are due Wednesday 29 March 2017 23:59 UTC

 
Elections Committee Staff: Voting Process Architects
The Elections Committee is responsible for running OTW Board elections. We ensure the fairness, timeliness, and confidentiality of the process. As a team, we update the elections process, communicate with members and other committees about the process, help candidates prepare for and carry out their tasks, and run the election itself.

We are currently looking for Voting Process Architects to run the election itself and preserve our data security. Click through to read the position description and apply!

Applications are due Wednesday 29 March 2017 23:59 UTC