Last year 127 WordCamps took place all around the world! Thanks in large part to a rapidly growing WordPress meetup Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook. program we’re on track for even more WordCamps in 2018.
As the program continues to grow we need to find new ways to give WordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. organizers the support they need to make these events great. With that in mind we’re hoping to grow the number of community members supporting WordCamps by scaling up our WordCamp Mentorship program.
Are you an experienced WordCamp lead organizer or former lead organizer? Are you looking for a way to continue or further your support of folks in the WordPress community and help improve the WordCamp experience for organizers and attendees? Do you have 2-3 hours a month to share with WordCamp organizers?
If so we sure could use your help as a WordCamp mentor Event Supporter (formerly Mentor) is someone who has already organised a WordCamp and has time to meet with their assigned mentee every 2 weeks, they talk over where they should be in their timeline, help them to identify their issues, and also identify solutions for their issues.!
Requirements to be a mentor:
- You’ve been the lead organizer of a WordCamp from application through completion of the event in the last 5 years.
- You have 2-3 hours available per month per event you’re actively mentoring
Requirements of a mentor:
- Meet bi-weekly with your assigned organizer to advise them, remind them about things organizers frequently forget, and to keep them on track in planning.
- Be the organizing team’s connection to WordCamp Central Website for all WordCamp activities globally. https://central.wordcamp.org includes a list of upcoming and past camp with links to each..
- Post about your mentorship check-ins on weekly Make/Community updates post.
If this all sounds like something you’re ready, willing, and able to take on then let’s get you started in three easy steps:
- Complete the mentor self-training (should take 30-60 minutes): https://community-self-training.mystagingwebsite.com/course/wordcamp-mentor-training/
- Fill out the Mentor Application contact form at the bottom of the WordCamp Mentorship handbook page: https://make.wordpress.org/community/handbook/community-deputy/wordcamp-program-basics/mentoring-wordcamps/
- We’ll reach out to you to let you know when the next mentor orientation calls are being held so you can sign up for the time that works best for you!
If you know someone who’d be a great WordCamp mentor please send them our way! Have any questions, please let us know in the comments.