A Thank You to Our Volunteers on International Volunteer Day

December 5 is International Volunteer Day, established in 1985 by the United Nations as a day for celebrating and honoring volunteerism around the world. The OTW Board — both current and incoming members — wants to take this opportunity to say a heartfelt THANK YOU to all of the volunteers who make up the OTW.

More than 400 fans around the world currently volunteer at varying levels within the OTW; in almost every time zone, there is at least one OTW volunteer donating time, energy, and love to this organization and to fandom. We exist because of you.

Thank you to everyone involved with Accessibility, Design, & Technology (including all of the AO3 coders and testers); everyone involved with Abuse, Communications, and Content; everyone involved with Development & Membership; everyone who helps keep a eye on our Financial picture; everyone involved with Internationalization & Outreach; everyone involved with our Legal team; everyone involved with the Open Doors project; everyone involved with Support; everyone involved with Tag Wrangling and Translation; everyone involved with Transformative Works & Cultures and the Symposium blog; everyone involved with Systems and with our Wiki committee (and all of the gardeners and editors at Fanlore, too!); all of our Webmasters; everyone involved with our Vidding projects; and last but not least, our Volunteers & Recruiting team.

And hey: if you’re interested in becoming one of our volunteers, please fill out our volunteer interest form — we’d love to have you join us in 2012!

In commemoration of International Volunteer Day, we tip our virtual hats to each and every one of you. Thank you so much for all of the work that you do.

All our gratitude,

The OTW Board