Looking for AO3 Documentation Volunteers

Banner by Erin of a close-up of Rosie the Riveter's arm with an OTW logo on it and the words 'OTW Recruitment'

We would like to thank everyone who responded to our previous call for Translation Volunteers and Elections Voting Process Architect. Today, we’re excited to announce the opening of applications for:

  • AO3 Documentation Volunteer – closing 15 September 2014 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.

AO3 Documentation Volunteer

AO3 Documentation is the team that writes and updates AO3 FAQs and tutorials. We’re looking for people who love the Archive of Our Own and who have experience with writing and proofreading user help documentation. If you enjoy helping your fellow fans learn how the AO3 works, please click through to read the full details and apply to join the Docs team! Applications are due 12AM 15 September 2014 UTC

  1. Nora Stuart commented:


    While I do not have experience writing and proofreading user help documentation in a professional setting, I am primarily responsible for assisting several friends and relatives who struggle with newer technology to learn to perform tasks on their own. I am confident in my ability to provide simple and easy-to-understand instructions for new users to the site and would love to be considered for the volunteer position.

    I write for Ao3 under the username SerpentsKiss.

    • Kiri Van Santen commented:

      Hi Nora!

      Thank you for offering! Please click on the link in the post (transformativeworks.org/volunteer) for more details and to fill out an application.

      Kiri Van Santen
      Co-chair of Communications