Help out Support, Translation, and Communications!

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We would like to thank everyone who responded to our previous call for Translation Committee Staff, Development & Membership Committee Staff and Communications AD&T Liaisons.

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

  • Support Committee Staff – Applications accepted until 24 February 2014
  • Translator Volunteers – Applications accepted until 24 February 2014
  • Communications Graphics Volunteers – Applications accepted until 24 February 2014

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.

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.

Support Committee Staff The Support Committee handles communication between users and the various teams involved with the Archive of Our Own. We receive questions and ideas about all aspects of the Archive from users. The Support team helps by answering questions about using the Archive, diagnosing issues, documenting bugs for the coders to address, getting the most out of features like skins or challenges, passing on questions about tags to the wranglers, documenting requests for new or improved features, or getting answers about general policy.
Applications are due 24 February 2014

Translator Volunteers Translators and translation betas help make the OTW and its projects accessible to a wider international audience. We work on translating all sorts of content throughout the OTW and its projects: site pages, news posts, Archive FAQs, AO3 Support tickets, and any inquiry that reaches a committee or volunteer group in languages they can’t translate themselves. Most of our work consists of translations from English to another language, though we also need to do the reverse in some occasions.

If you are fluent in one language (or more!) other than English, if you enjoy working collaboratively, if you like having flexible deadlines that you set yourself, if you’re passionate about the OTW and its projects, and want to help it reach more fans all around the world, working with Translation might be for you! We have a pressing need for volunteers who speak Dutch, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish and Turkish — but any and all help with other languages would be much appreciated!
Applications are due 24 February 2014

Communications Graphics Volunteers
Communications has primary responsibility for internal and external communication for the OTW. We manage the OTW blog and social media outlets and assist other teams in managing project-specific communication. We’re currently looking for someone to create graphics to accompany our news posts and for special events. Please see our News page for examples. 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 24 February 2014.