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Open-source Ticket Request System

For prospective volunteers

Volunteering for OTRS

The OTRS team always welcomes new volunteers to help with answering tickets. Nonetheless, to ensure the quality of service and given the confidential nature of the work, there is a selective application procedure.

The OTRS administrators are a group of highly-trusted and experienced volunteers who assess your application to join the OTRS team. When assessing an application, they familiarize themselves with your work on the Wikimedia projects to ensure that you are suitable as an addition to the OTRS team. It therefore takes some time before you receive a response regarding your application.

How do I volunteer?

If you are interested in volunteering, please read OTRS/Recruiting for information about what the job entails. Feel free to join #wikimedia-otrsconnect to ask any questions that you might have with regard to Wikimedia OTRS. Before applying, please ensure that you are:

Please review the list of queues prior to submitting your application, and apply for all of those queues where you think you'd be able to help.

  • The OTRS team is especially interested in users who are entrusted with any special tools on local projects (sysop, bureaucrat, checkuser, etc.), though this is not an absolute requirement.
  • Please also add links to help desk posts, talk pages, or other discussions you think are relevant.
  • Language skills – other than English – are also highly appreciated. Additional help in language queues is highly needed and we'd like to know if you are able to help in any other language.
  • If you already have access to OTRS, and you'd like to get access to additional queues, you typically don't need to apply here. Ask on otrswiki:Administrator requests.
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If you'd like to volunteer for the info-de queue, please apply locally by following the instructions at de:Wikipedia:Support-Team#Mitarbeit im Support-Team.

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If you'd like to volunteer for the info-nl queue, please apply below and send an email to contact-nl-at-lists.wikimedia.org for the team to assess your application.

Envelope-exclamation-mark.svgPlease add your application and also send an e-mail to volunteers-otrs-at-wikimedia.org linking to your application on this page and giving your age. Please do so each time you apply.


I'd like to help with the Commons OTRS pending backlog. Nothing else. I used to be an OTRS volunteer for many years, but my account was abruptly closed due to inactivity. Kaldari (talk) 21:47, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

  • Endorse for what its worth. Kaldari is a sysop on Commons, and I see this is taking quite a long time. DatGuy (talk) 17:45, 1 December 2016 (UTC)

Tulsi Bhagat[edit]

Hello, I am active in multiples projects including wikimedia commons. I'm experienced of sysop tools as being sysop on newiki and maiwiki. I'm also a volunteer member of Maithili Wikimedians User Group. Actually, I always wanted to help newbies, help needy users. As, i'm helping most of users at newiki, maiwiki as well as offline. I'm also available on respective IRC channel (#wikimedia-otrsconnect) having nickname Tulsi. So that I'd like to become a OTRS-member. Thanks for your consideration. Best RegardsTBhagat (talk) 05:57, 26 November 2016 (UTC)

  • I would recommend to answer only in the languages you are proficient, so I would consider only Nepalese and Mithila in this case. --Ruthven (talk) 17:49, 1 December 2016 (UTC)