Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2017/Programme/Submission/Volunteer Support: what makes the difference?

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Title of your proposalEdit

Volunteer Support: what makes the difference?

Name(s) and/or username(s)Edit

User:Veronika Krämer (WMDE) and User:Natalia Szafran-Kozakowska (WMPL)


  • Volunteer support and Volunteer recruitment

Type of submission (Please choose one)Edit

  • Presentation (one-to-many) with discussion


Volunteer Supporters in the Wikimedia movement support community projects and needs in many ways. But have you ever wondered what would happen without this support? In this session, we take a closer look at the core aspects of Volunteer Support. In particular, we will examine the correlation between volunteer support and volunteer motivation and share approaches on how to shape a volunteer support that really matters.

Expected outcomesEdit

  • Sharing experiences and best practices for Volunteer Support in a Wikimedia context
  • Gaining a better understanding of the nature of "motivation" and how to best support volunteers to stay motivated

Duration (without Q&A)Edit

60 or 90 minutes, depending on schedule

Specific requirementsEdit

A beamer would be good

Slides or further informationEdit

Interested attendees (Please add yourself, and you may indicate your questions to the presenter).Edit