About volunteering for the OTW

The Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) is a web-based nonprofit that runs on the talent, energy, and dedication of a network of volunteers from all over the world. Together, we manage a diverse range of projects to support the development of transformative works, from our legal advocacy to our academic journal, from the preservation of fan history to preserving fanworks themselves, and of course, the many gears that keep the Archive of Our Own available to fans.

If you're interested in joining us, you're in the right place! Please see below for all open positions within our committees, each with an individual description and application. We encourage you to browse through the listings and apply for any roles which match your qualifications and interests.

If there are no positions listed below, then we thank you for your interest, but are not looking for volunteers at this time. If you'd like to support OTW's work with your time, please consider sharing your fandom knowledge on Fanlore, one of the organization's fandom preservation projects.

The Organization for Transformative Works’ Code of Conduct applies to all OTW volunteers. If you have further questions, please see our Volunteering FAQ, or contact the Volunteers & Recruiting Committee here.

Currently Recruiting

  • Communications Graphics Volunteer

    Communications has primary responsibility for internal and external communication for the OTW. We manage the OTW News blog and related social media outlets, and assist other teams in managing project-specific communication. We’re looking for someone to create graphics for use throughout our posting sites. If you have experience with graphic design or fanart, click through to learn more about the role and apply to join as a Communications Volunteer. Applications are due 26 April 2015 UTC (or before 50 applications are received).

  • Tag Wrangling Volunteer

    The Tag Wranglers are responsible for helping to keep the millions of tags on AO3 in some kind of order! Wranglers follow internal guidelines to choose the tags that appear in the filters and auto-complete, which link related works together. (This makes it easier to browse and search on the archive, whether that’s Steve/Tony with tentacles or g-rated Rose/Kanaya fluff.)

    If you’re an experienced AO3 user who likes organizing, working in teams, or excuses to fact-check your favorite fandoms, you might enjoy tag wrangling! To join us, click through to the job description and application form.

    Please note: due to (amazing!) interest in wrangling, we’re currently looking for wranglers for specific fandoms only. See the application for which fandoms are in need.