Community Team Contributor Roles

To better serve our growing community, new event types, and provide more options for contribution, we have changed the names and some tasks of what were the MentorEvent Supporter 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. and DeputyProgram Supporter Community Program Supporters (formerly Deputies) are a team of people worldwide who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about program supporters in our Program Supporter Handbook. roles to become Event Supporters and Program Supporters.

While there are many ways for community members to contribute to the Community Team, our Event SupporterEvent Supporter 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. and Program SupporterProgram Supporter Community Program Supporters (formerly Deputies) are a team of people worldwide who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about program supporters in our Program Supporter Handbook. roles are unique in that they often deal with more sensitive information and situations. Applicants for this role are evaluated to see if they are currently representing the WordPress community in a positive way and are asked to sign an agreement that they will keep information confidential.

Read on to learn more about these new roles.

Event Supporter (formerly the WordCamp Mentor Program)

The new Community Team Event Supporter role combines the efforts of our meetupMeetup 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. reactivation teams with the previous WordCampWordCamp 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. Mentor Program to create a new role with more opportunities for contributing to the Community Team. This broader more flexible system also opens up more possibilities for meetup organizer mentoring and mentoring the new Next Gen event formats.

Event Supporters are volunteers who have experience with WordPress Community events and want to help other organizers have a great time throughout the planning process.

Your primary goals is to help make events easier to organize and improve the attendee experience. To do this, you will meet regularly with the assigned event organizer and use your experience as well as Community Team documentation on procedure to help organizers host engaging events.

Additionally, you will continue to  check in on dormant meetupsMeetup 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. to see if they can be reactivated or should be removed from WordPress Chapter Program.

Experience Required:

  • Familiarity with and/or a love of WordPress
  • Desire to meet other people who love WordPress
  • Effective communication skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Reliability
  • Finish the two required training courses

Many events are in English, but if you are able to mentor in other languages, let us know. You can be a huge help as we grow our global community!

Experience Required Specifically to Mentor a WordCamp: All WordCamp MentorsEvent Supporter 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. must have been a successful lead organizer of a WordCamp from application to closing. Here are the qualifications specific to WordCamps.

Time Commitment: Flexible, at least 2 hours per month.

Get Involved: Learn more about Mentoring WordCamps.  

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Program Supporters (formerly Community Deputies)

Community Team Program Supporters are volunteers from all over the world who respond to incoming requests to join the meetup chapter program. This includes vetting meetup applications, interviewing applicants, running organizer orientations, checking for existing groups, and chapter setup on meetup.com if approved.

Program Supporters perform similar duties for WordCamp applications, as well as handling swag shipments for organizers.

Additional Program Supporter tasks include supporting and advising sponsors, supporting and responding to organizer questions in the #community-team Slack channel (join the Making WordPress Slack instance), and generally help keep things moving on the administration side.

Go here to see the list of currently active program supporters.

Experience Required:

  • All program supporters are expected to have been a part of organizing a local WordCamp or Meetup
  • Familiarity with the WordPress community
  • Search skills (to check for poorly indexed groups not on meetup.com, as well as to vet applicants)
  • Effective communication skills
  • Friendly and welcoming attitude
  • Meet these qualifications
  • Finish the two required training courses

The WordPress community primarily communicates in English, but we enthusiastically welcome Program Supporters who can help in other languages.

Time Commitment: Flexible, often at least an hour or two per week.

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