5 Things an OTW Volunteer Said

Five Things Frost the Fox Said

Every month or so the OTW will be doing a Q&A with one of its volunteers about their experiences in the organization. The posts express each volunteer’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Today’s post is with Frost the Fox, who volunteers with the Volunteers & Recruiting Committee.

How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does?

I am a volunteer for the Volunteers & Recruiting committee within the OTW. The OTW is a non-profit organization, relying fully on its volunteers to achieve its goals. Volunteers need to have access to the tools required for their position, as well as training and support for these tools as required. My work with Volunteers & Recruiting helps with exactly that — we setup our new volunteers with accounts on our organization wide tools and maintain the documentation regarding them in order to prevent confusion on how a particular tool functions, or how to do specific things within that tool.

In addition, whenever other committees require additional volunteers and request recruitment, we facilitate the setup of application forms on the OTW website and we manage the recruitment campaign throughout its duration. This includes organizing applications and sending them to committee chairs after the closing date. These activities help provide the infrastructure for the rest of the organization and is why I consider Volunteers & Recruiting one of the core pieces of how the OTW functions.

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OTW Celebrates

Today is the OTW’s 12th Anniversary

It’s the Organization for Transformative Works’ 12th anniversary!

Way back in 2007, there was an idea. An idea of fannish inclusiveness and independence. An idea of a home for all fans, fanworks, and fannish histories. And from that idea, the OTW was born.

From the beginning, we’ve always kept our beliefs in mind. Every time we defend the legality of fanworks or import an at-risk fanworks archive, we do it with the belief that fandom matters. Every time we publish academic works about fandom or collect stories about fandom, we do it as fans and for fans. Read More

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This Week in Fandom, Volume 121

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we get started, did you see that Dragoncon goers were lucky enough to be given a preview of the upcoming Star Wars documentary series, ‘Looking for Leia’? The series should be released sometime in the next few months and Mary Sue journalist Kate Gardner, who was at the preview screening, tells us to expect ‘sweetness… earnestness’, and ‘stories… about women coming into their own fully through their own interests’. Sound good to you? Let us know in the comments!

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