The OTW is Recruiting Strategic Planning Staff and Translation Volunteers

Are you fluent in a language other than English, or have experience with research methods, problem solving or nonprofit governance?

We would like to thank everyone who responded to our previous call for Tag Wrangling Volunteers, Elections Staff, and Volunteers & Recruiting Staff.

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

  • Strategic Planning Staff – closing Wednesday 17 May 23:59 UTC
  • Translation Volunteers – closing Wednesday 17 May 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 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.

Strategic Planning Staff

The Strategic Planning Committee is recruiting for new staff members! We are a close-knit and collaborative committee of people who are tasked with researching, developing, and supporting the implementation of the strategic plan. We are looking for organized people well-versed in problem-solving and research methods, with knowledge of or a background in nonprofit governance. A strong background in informational interviewing is a plus, but not a requirement. We welcome all perspectives and are actively interested in people with diverse views on fandom and the OTW!

Applications are due Wednesday 17 May 23:59 UTC

Translation Volunteers

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!
Translation volunteers help make the OTW and its projects accessible to a wider global audience. We work on translating content by the OTW and its projects from English to other languages, such as site pages, news posts, AO3 FAQs and AO3 Support emails. (However, we do not translate fanworks.)

We really need volunteers who speak Arabic, Bengali, Croatian, Japanese, Kiswahili, Korean, Latvian, Malay, Marathi, Romanian, Serbian, Turkish, Vietnamese and Welsh—but help with other languages would be much appreciated.

(Please note that our Chinese, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, European Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and 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 Wednesday 17 May 23:59 UTC

Read more and apply at the Organization for Transformative Works’ Volunteering page!

  1. rave commented:

    Is there an age limitation for the strategic planning staff?

    • Janita Burgess commented:

      Hi Rave,

      Sorry about the delay in replying. You have to be 13 years old to volunteer for any position with the OTW. Some committees require their personnel to be 18, but Strategic Planning isn’t one of them. If you didn’t apply this time, be sure to keep a lookout to apply next time.

      -Janita Burgess
      OTW Communications Co-Chair