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Today, we’re excited to announce the opening of applications for:

  • Development & Membership Committee Staffer – 27 January 2014
  • Translation Committee Staffer – 27 January 2014
  • Communications Committee: AD&T Liaison – open until filled

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 volunteers -(at)- transformativeworks -(dot)- org 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.

Development & Membership Committee Staffer
The Development & Membership committee (DevMem) coordinates the OTW’s fundraising and membership-building activities. Our work includes planning membership drives, designing a convention outreach process, answering questions from donors, and exploring new fundraising opportunities. If you have skills and interests in fundraising, writing or designing promotional content, or customer service, consider applying to join our staff.

Applications are due 27 January 2014

Translation Committee Staffer
The Translation Committee coordinates localization efforts across the OTW: the translation of site pages, news posts, Archive FAQs, AO3 Support tickets, and any inquiry that reaches a committee or volunteer group in languages they can’t translate themselves. While volunteers do the actual text translation and editing, staff helps them by keeping track of priorities, deadlines and pending tasks; assigning work; talking and working with other committees to arrange tools for the volunteers; uploading translated documents; writing training and procedures documentation; and many other tasks involved in managing a wide, diverse and very active volunteer pool.

If you enjoy teamwork, if you like organizing, writing documentation and working with people, if you’re passionate about the OTW and its projects, and want to help us reach more fans all around the world, working with Translation might be for you!

Applications are due 27 January 2014

Communications Committee: AD&T Liaison

Communications staffers are responsible for the distribution of information internally to OTW personnel and externally to the general public, the media, fans, and other fannish organizations. Communications is also typically the first point of contact for someone interested in or wanting help from OTW.

The position of AD&T liaison requires an individual with an interest in technical writing to help maintain that area of our communications and outreach strategy. If you are interested in the behind-the-scenes development of an open-source project, and would like to help us create and share news about the AO3, this is the position for you!

Applications will be accepted until the role is filled.

  1. blackcrystaly commented:

    Dear staff:

    I just read that you need some volunteers to help with translation task and I think I can be useful since spanish is my mother language.
    That said, I’d like to know how tight are your deadlines since I’m finishing my vacations and I won’t have a lot of time in my hands until mid-july, but I still could manage to do some works that could be needed.
    Also I would like to know how do you work on this, do you send the text to translate or there is some other site for example?
    I’d love to help you grow since I love AO3

    Sincerely yours,

    • Claudia Rebaza commented:

      Thanks for your interest!

      You can include your questions with your application here ( and Translation can answer that once they’re begin reviewing them. It may be a while since they’ll have to wait for the application period to close and there may or may not be a number of applicants.