Five Things an OTW Volunteer Said

Five Things memorizingthedigitsofpi 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 memorizingthedigitsofpi, who volunteers for Fanlore.

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

I’m a volunteer with Fanlore, which is a wiki all about fandom and fandom history. It’s a place where the people who are involved in fandom can chronicle our stories about ourselves and our works. As a wiki, it’s open for editing and there’s a Plural Point of View policy that encourages documentation of all sides of any particular issue. Fandom is a diverse place full of diverse people and opinions, and it’s important that we have a record that allows all of those points of view to have space.

I’m one of the graphics designers on the team, and in that role I create banners for social media posts and badges for events like Stub September. I’m also involved in conversations around how we can reach out to our fellow fans to encourage them to contribute to the wiki, as well as conversations about the wiki itself.

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A close-up of Rosie the Riveter's arm with an OTW logo on it and the words 'OTW Recruitment'

The OTW is Recruiting for Elections, Fanlore, Policy & Abuse, Systems and Tag Wrangling

Would you like to wrangle AO3 tags? Can you read and translate from Chinese to English? Are you interested in writing and editing public news posts? Or would you like to assist AO3 users by resolving complaints? Maybe you have an interest in wiki editing, or writing help documentation? Or you have systems administrator experience or a working knowledge of Linux? The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting!

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

  • Elections Staff: Communications Specialist – closing 23 September 2020 at 23:59 UTC
  • Elections Staff: Public Relations – closing 23 September 2020 at 23:59 UTC
  • Fanlore Staff: Policy & Admin – closing 23 September 2020 at 23:59 UTC
  • AO3 Policy & Abuse Staff – closing 23 September 2020 at 23:59 UTC
  • Systems Staff – closing 23 September 2020 at 23:59 UTC
  • Tag Wrangling Volunteer – closing 23 September 202 at 23:59 UTC or until we receive 80 applications
  • Tag Wrangling Chinese Volunteer – closing 23 September 2020 at 23:59 UTC or until we receive 50 applications

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.

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OTW Recruitment

The OTW is Recruiting for Fanlore Social Media & Outreach Staff, Tag Wranglers, and Volunteers & Recruiting Staff

Are you interested in social media, community management or outreach? Would you like to wrangle AO3 tags? Are you good at administrative tasks or working with people? The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting!

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

  • Fanlore Social Media & Outreach Staff – closing 11 March 2020 at 23:59 UTC
  • Tag Wrangling Volunteer – closing 11 March 2020 at 23:59 UTC or until 115 applications have been received.
  • Volunteers & Recruiting Staff – closing 11 March 2020 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.

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