Volunteer Supporters Network/Meetings

Volunteer Supporters Network
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Here you can find all the information about our meetings, workshops and learning sessions.

List of eventsEdit

Designing & evaluating community surveys - skillshare workshop

15 September 2022, online
Learn tips, tricks and hopefully helpful things about getting the most from community surveys.

Wikimania 2022 session

13 August 2022, online
Guess What! It's trivia and games time!

Wikimania 2022 preparation meeting

3 August 2022, online
Meeting for preparing our Wikimania 2022 session.

Writing LGBTIQ+ biographies in Wikipedia: tips and strategies to overcome barriers workshop

28 June 2022, online
Barriers and strategies to overcome them when writing biographies of LGBTIQ+ people.

Tools for Wikidata competitions workshop

12 May 2022, online
Training for setting up your own Wikidata competition.

Wikidata for beginners

9 May 2022, online
Wikidata for beginners (in English)

Wikidata para principiantes

3 May 2022, online
Wikidata for beginners (in Spanish)

Banner campaigns workshop

21 April 2022, online
Training for creating banner campaigns.

Events and campaigns around gender gap workshop

7 April 2022, online
Sharing practices around gender gap events and campaigns

2022 activities meeting (2)

16 March 2022, online
Discussing the Volunteer Supporters Network’s activities in 2022.

2022 activities meeting (1)

14 March 2022, online
Discussing the Volunteer Supporters Network’s activities in 2022.

Wikimedia 2030 activities meeting (2)

3 December 2021, online
Discussing our activities next year in regard of the Wikimedia 2030 process.

Wikimedia 2030 activities meeting (1)

30 November 2021, online
Discussing our activities next year in regard of the Wikimedia 2030 process.

Universal Code of Conduct implementation meeting

6 October 2021, online
Meeting with a Wikimedia Foundation facilitator and discussing the role of volunteer supporters in the implementation of the Universal Code of Conduct.

Wikimania 2021 session

17 August 2021, online
Lightning talks about safety and inclusion at Wikimedia online events.

Safety and inclusion No. 4 workshop

22 July 2021, online
Knowledge exchange on the topic of “Know how to choose and use your meeting platform” at Wikimedia online events.

Safety and inclusion No. 3 workshop

21 July 2021, online
Knowledge exchange on the topic of “What to provide your participants with before it starts” at Wikimedia online events.

Safety and inclusion No. 2 workshop

13 July 2021, online
Knowledge exchange on the topic of “Chances and limits of inclusivity” at Wikimedia online events.

Safety and inclusion No. 1 workshop

12 July 2021, online
Knowledge exchange on the topic of “Be careful with your language” at Wikimedia online events.

Wikimania 2021 preparation meeting

15 June 2021, online
Meeting for preparing our Wikimania 2021 session.

Current activities and challenges meeting

3 June 2021, online
Check-in for sharing current activities and challenges in volunteer support.

Peer support groups meeting

12 March 2021, online
Meeting with a member of the Wikimedia Foundation T&S team to discuss the topic of peer support groups.

WP20 Birthday Jaunt

15 January 2021, online
Bringing Wikimedians from all over the world together to celebrate Wikipedia’s 20th birthday for 15 minutes together.

Volunteer Supporters Network Meeting 2020

19 – 20 November 2020, online
Fourth international meeting dedicated to volunteer support in the Wikimedia movement.

Volunteer Supporters Network Meeting 2020 preparation meeting

4 September 2020, online
Meeting for preparing the Volunteer Supporters Network Meeting 2020.

Community health workshop

17 June 2020, online
Discussion community health in the context of the Wikimedia 2030 strategy.

Wikimedia 2030 survey meeting

5 May 2020, online
Discussion our Wikimedia 2030 survey.

Volunteer Supporters Network Meeting 2019

17 – 19 November 2019, Zurich
Third international meeting dedicated to volunteer support in the Wikimedia movement.

Volunteer Supporters Network Meeting 2018

9 – 11 November 2018, Vienna
Second international meeting dedicated to volunteer support in the Wikimedia movement.

Wikimania 2018 Pre-Conference session

19 July 2018, Cape Town
Growing and diversifying your communities through minority language editing.

Wikimedia Conference 2018 session

22 April 2018, Berlin – Wikimedia Conference
The 6 pillars of community support.

Wikimedia Conference 2018 session

22 April 2018, Berlin – Wikimedia Conference
How can affiliates without staff support their volunteers.

Volunteer Supporters Network Meeting 2017

10 – 12 November 2017, Berlin
First international meeting dedicated to volunteer support in the Wikimedia movement.

Wikimedia Conference 2017 session

31 March 2017, Berlin – Wikimedia Conference
The 99 dimensions of real-life community events and meetups.

Wikimedia Conference 2017 meeting

31 March 2017, Berlin – Wikimedia Conference
Proceedings of international cooperation.

Wikimania 2016 Pre-Conference session I

23 June 2016, Esino Lario
Learning a collaborative creative problem-solving process for community engagement and applying it to program design.

Wikimania 2016 Pre-Conference session II

23 June 2016, Esino Lario
Providing and discussing examples on how to show your appreciation of volunteer work as a volunteer supporter.

Wikimedia Conference 2016 session

23 April 2016, Berlin – Wikimedia Conference
Workshop on approaches and case studies on supporting, enabling and appreciating volunteers in the Wikimedia Movement.

Wikimania 2015 Pre-Conference session

6 August 2015, Mexico City
Discussing common goals, approaches and future challenges of volunteer support in the Wikimedia movement.

Wikimania 2015 preparation meeting

28 June 2015, online
Meeting for preparing our Wikimania 2015 session.

Wikimedia Conference 2015 session

16 May 2015, Berlin
Workshop aimed at collecting the attendees’ thoughts about the following questions: Why do people volunteer to Wikimedia/Wikipedia? What are volunteers taking from their experience in Wikimedia/Wikipedia? What should they take away?

Wikimedia Conference 2015 preparation meeting

26 April 2015, online
Meeting for preparing our Wikimedia Conference 2015 session.

Sharing of resources meeting

12 April 2015, online
Preparing a Meta page for the sharing of resources among Wikimedia volunteer supporters, plus preparing our Wikimedia Conference 2015 session.

Skill sharing infrastructure meeting

22 February 2015, online
Discussing an infrastructure for skill sharing among Wikimedia volunteer supporters.

VSN organizational structure meeting

29 January 2015, online
Discussing purpose, memberships and activities of the Volunteer Supporters Network.

Wikimania 2014 Pre-Conference session

7 August 2014, London
Topics: “Enable volunteers to finance their ideas and projects”, “Chapter support for photographers with equipment and event accreditation” and “Community consultation”.