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If you are interested in other volunteering opportunities, Wikimania Montreal would love to hear from you! More than a thousand aficionados and knowledge experts from around the world will converge to discuss the future of Wikimedia projects, open and free knowledge, education, discuss issues, report on new projects and approaches, and exchange ideas.

In order to be able to hold such a meeting, a team of volunteers is essential, and this is an opportunity for you to be part of this extraordinary event. Registration for the conference is free of charge for volunteers.

A Wikimánia 2017-nek szüksége van rád!

Tell us your interest in volunteering

Why should I contribute to Wikimania?

Like Wikipedia itself, Wikimania is run on a not-for-profit basis—it depends on volunteers to make it successful. We need your help to make it happen! Volunteering at Wikimania is a great opportunity to:

  • Give something back to Wikipedia and its sister projects—we all use them every day, but we forget that they are written by volunteers who give their time for free
  • Be part of delivering an ambitious, global event
  • Put something unique on your CV
  • Learn from the community
  • Enjoy the conference when you're off duty
  • Socialize with other volunteers
  • Use your skills to help the not-for-profit Wikimedia movement, for example:
  • social media and outreach
  • journalism and copywriting
  • stage, audio visual and production management
  • event organization and project management
  • leadership and problem solving
  • hospitality and customer service
  • language skills

Hogyan segíthetek a konferencia idején?

We will need people to help with:

  • Doing outreach and promotion for the conference
  • Assisting with monitoring conference sessions on site
  • Staffing the registration and help desks
  • Assisting attendees, making sure they can find their way around the Venue, and to other important locations such as hotels and public transport
  • Helping with move-in and breakdown of the conference

and other tasks. We will also need volunteers who are on-hand to run errands or fill in gaps as required to make sure we have the flexibility to cover any gaps.

Being a Wikimedian may be useful in some roles, but is not a prerequisite to volunteering at Wikimania. Attendees of Wikimania from outside Canada are very welcome to volunteer (language skills would be especially useful), but, as a volunteer-run conference, we do not have the resources to assist with the logistics or cost of international travel.

Hogyan működik az önkéntesség?

There are a variety of roles, which will be split into shifts so that everyone gets a break and can attend the sessions they want to. We'll be grateful for as much time as you're able to give. You will, of course, be fully supported during your shift—there will be somebody you can turn to if you need help, you will get breaks, and we will provide refreshments.

  • Hol jelentkezhetek? A jelentkezés megnyitásakor elérhetővé teszünk egy általános űrlapot (2017 márciusa körül). A kezdeti időszakban kevesebb önkéntesre van szükségünk, de ha úgy érzed, szeretnél segíteni, lépj kapcsolatba velünk!
  • Milyen nyelveken kell beszélnem? Nemzetközi természete miatt a Wikimánia önkénteseinek legalább minimális angoltudással kell rendelkezniük. A legtöbb résztvevők útbaigazításával kapcsolatos szerephez franciatudás szükséges (a hely miatt); a többi nyelv ismerete a többi országból érkezőt segítheti.
  • How long do I have to volunteer to get a free ticket to Wikimania? At least one eight hour shift, but if you can do more that is excellent.
  • Will I have to buy my own food? Volunteers will have access to refreshments and lunch at the conference.
  • Will you pay for my accommodation if I am not from Montreal? No.
  • I am from outside Canada. Can I still volunteer? Will you pay for my travel to Canada? You can still volunteer for Wikimania from abroad. Unfortunately we are unable to provide any help with accommodation or travel for volunteers.
  • Can I still attend sessions if I am volunteering? If you let us know in advance which sessions you are most interested in attending, we will do our best to be flexible.
  • Meddig tartanak a programok? Egy nap három blokkra van osztva: reggeli (8-13h), délutáni (13-18h) és esti (18-23h).
Wikimania Mexico documentary

How to reach us

If you are interested in volunteering, please Email: Antoine Beaubien.

For other people on the team, go to the contact page.