Changes to volunteer applications
We’re currently rejigging how we look for volunteers. Since we opened applications we’ve found organizing and directing people with no plans of their own difficult, and that’s the majority of people who are applying. A lot of times, we’ve ended up having plenty volunteers and nothing for them to do! That’s less than ideal. We’re still figuring out how to improve this situation, but we have the following ideas so far:
- People interested in volunteering will need to join the Discord first, so we at least know who they are
- Remove the ‘I want to help out anywhere I’m needed’ option from the form
- Add an (optional) field for people to describe projects they might be interested in pursuing, or just general areas of interest
We also, of course, want to improve our own project management skills, for those of us in more leaderly positions. Volunteer applications will be closed while we rework things, but not for long, because the forum launch depends on us getting a few more mods before then!
We recognize that this is raising the barrier of entry for people who want to get involved, but it’s still important that you have your say in Alt+H’s activities and alterhuman activism in general. We’ll continue to work on creating ways for you to get involved that don’t require volunteering formally.
Please let us know if you have any feedback on the volunteering process, or how we can help you contribute to alterhuman activism!
Posted 2020-02-07 12:42:33 GMT