Critical issues presentations/How to help the new volunteers to join in the local wikipedia community?

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Submission no. 138
Title of the submission

How to help the new volunteers to join in the local wikipedia community?

Author of the submission
  • Liang-Chih Shang Kuan
Country of origin

Taiwan

Topics

Outreach, Projects

Keywords
  • community building
  • volunteer recruitment
  • volunteer retention
Abstract

In December, 2015, Wikipedia Taiwan held recruitment in ten medical schools around Taiwan. There were so many people from different professions trying to devote themselves in community, helping us to translate/write articles in Wikipedia. But after they joined our community, some of the new volunteers turn to be silent without any feedback.

We would like to know how to dig out the root cause of their leavings or stagnations and how to keep encouraging those new volunteers getting involved in an efficient way?

Result

Not accepted