Volunteering process

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Streamlining the volunteering process

Because right now getting involved is awful - there is no clear path to getting involved with anything (except possibly Support-Gang).

The wiki

What does it facilitate now?

  • spread organizational vision
  • support others
  • start programs (sort of)
  • find collaborators (theoretically)
  • find content and information
  • contribute content
  • review content
  • edit/organize pages
  • donating XOs
  • Support FAQs
  • apply for XOs
  • repair FAQs

Other points:

  • Main page is scary for newcomers
  • things exist now, but are hard to find

What would we like it to do in the future?

  • more on how to start programs
  • "How do I get involved?"
  • (actually) find collaborators
  • find help (repair, support, advice)
    • thorough guides, documentation, contact people
  • connect with kids and educators
  • find projects to work on
    • something easier, like Pootle
    • project database?

People

What kinds of people want to get involved?

  • college students
  • educators
    • k-12
      • younger kids -> pilots?
      • older kids -> pilots, content, partnering/support with pilots
    • college/university
      • chapters
      • content
      • partner with pilots
      • repairs
      • support
      • internships?
  • parents in relation to their kids
    • Review Squad (is this still alive?)
    • pilots
    • local user groups
  • G1G1 donors
    • support
    • help
    • repairs
    • donate
    • contribute?
  • individual contributors
    • What can I do to help?
    • How can I find others like me?
  • organizations
    • How can we help?
    • How can you help us?
  • deployments
    • How can kids in deployed areas get involved?
    • How can you help us?

How can people contribute now?

Content

  • (art)
  • (photography)
  • write Activities
  • documentation (how tos)
  • hardware

Organizations

  • university chapters
  • repair centers
  • regional user groups
  • pilots and test schools

Infrastructure

  • testing
  • support
  • wiki maintenance
  • forums
  • news

Money

  • donate $$
  • G1G1

In the future?

Give

Lower activation energy for all of this!

  • Content
    • art
    • code
    • hardware
    • documentation and manuals
  • Support and Testing
    • documentation and manuals
  • Start a group
  • broader OLPC community

Get

  • Support (help)
    • manuals
    • forums
  • Repairs
    • manuals
    • people
  • Community
    • forums
    • people
    • mailing lists
  • Information
    • news
    • specs
    • data and results
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