OTW Celebrates International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day 2020

Today is International Volunteer Day, and we want to thank all the wonderful volunteers that keep the Organization for Transformative Works running. The OTW currently has 894 volunteers, working in 18 committees – and so many of these volunteers have more than one role in the organization! Furthermore, some of our volunteers have worked for the OTW for quite a while! There are 6 volunteers who have been around since the very start, and 37 volunteers who have been around for ten years or more. We cannot thank you enough for your years of service. Read More

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The OTW is Recruiting for News Translation Volunteers

Would you like to help translate OTW/AO3 news posts? The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting!

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

  • News Translation Volunteers – closing 21 October 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.

News Translation Volunteers

Would you like to help translate OTW/AO3 news posts? We are looking for volunteers of native or near-native fluency in their target languages, who can translate or beta news posts within five-day deadlines. If you enjoy working collaboratively, if you’re fluent in a language other than English, 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!

We particularly need people for Afrikaans, Bengali, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese-PT, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese and Welsh —but help with other languages would be much appreciated.

(Please note that our Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Polish, Portuguese-BR, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish teams are not accepting new members at this time.)

Applicants may be asked to translate and correct short text samples and will be invited to a chatroom interview as part of the selection process. More information about us can be found on the Translation committee page.

Applications are due 21 October 2020

Apply at the volunteering page!

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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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