Critical issues presentations/How to help the new volunteers to join in the local wikipedia community?
- 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
- community building
- volunteer recruitment
- volunteer retention
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?