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

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Title of your proposal[edit]

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 outcomes[edit]

  • 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 requirements[edit]

A beamer would be good

Slides or further information[edit]

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