QW2021/Volunteer roles

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The following volunteer roles are needed:

Safe-space monitors[edit]

Safe-space monitors — or Duty officers, as they are described on the Geek Feminism wiki — are volunteers who are not attending the conference as participants, but who are available to be first-line contacts for any participants (including presenters and facilitators) who need to raise a complaint against another participant in the context of the Friendly space policy and the Universal Code of Conduct.

It is expected that we will need 2 safe-space monitors available for the duration of the Working days (3× ½ days) and contactable by telephone and instant-message (presumably Telegram, though Signal and WhatsApp might also be useful). Monitors will also be expected to be available beforehand for briefing and afterwards for an event debrief. There is a budget for an honorarium for monitors, but these are volunteer roles.

Interpreters / Translators[edit]

At least one interpreter for requested support in Spanish, French, German, or other languages. Interpreters will accompany those who requested support to their sessions in order to provide verbal interpretation from English to the requested language.

At least one translator for requested support in Spanish, French, German, or other languages. Translators will make written content and / or captioning available in the requested languages.

Bilingual breakout room facilitators[edit]

At least one bilingual breakout room facilitator for select sessions that will require complex discussion. Bilingual breakout room facilitators will facilitate breakout discussions in the requested language of a participating group, and will report back in English on those discussions.

Technology and security support[edit]

There is a need for technical event management during the event. This will be one or more volunteers not attending the conference as participants, but who manage the setup of Zoom throughout the Working Days. This will include ensuring Zoom is appropriately configured for security, managing participants joining and moving into breakout rooms (where necessary), and handling any incidents (such as Zoombombing or spammers).

It is expected that we will need technology and security support throughout the Working days (3× ½ days) and contactable by telephone and instant-message (presumably Telegram, though Signal and WhatsApp might also be useful). Volunteers here will need to have reliable connectivity and will also be expected to be available beforehand for briefing and afterwards for an event debrief. There is a budget for an honorarium for technology and security support, but this is a volunteer role.

Presenter - User Group History / Accomplishments / What we have learned[edit]

  • This is an introduction to the history of the User Group, giving some context on why the organization is ad-hoc and past decisions on communications and relations with WMF Affiliates. (talk)

Presenter / Discussant - Wikimedia Movement “Decision Points”[edit]

TBC: The countless things that are happening in the Movement all at once
  • Board seats
  • UCoC
  • Movement Strategy
  • Branding Strategy
  • ongoing meetings between Trust and Safety & Wikimedia LGBT+
  • (Interim?) Global Council — see User:Pharos's thoughts here
  • SWAN

Creator - Networking & “Fun Events”[edit]

TBC