As Lucy kindly introduced me, I’m the new volunteer coordinator for the
Wikimedia UK community. I will be supporting our programme coordinators in
their work with volunteers and will also try to increase diversity in our
community even further.
Get in touch with me about volunteer needs, questions, and any ideas that
can improve the volunteering experience at WMUK and that can bring onboard
more people with diverse backgrounds, skills, and interests.
You can contact me
directly on this email <esma.gjertsen(a)wikimedia.org.uk>
via LinkedIn <https://uk.linkedin.com/in/esma-f-gjertsen>
Looking forward to meeting you all very soon.
On Fri, 17 Jun 2022 at 13:30, Lucy Crompton-Reid <
I'm delighted to introduce Esma Gjertson, who has recently joined the
Wikimedia UK staff team as our new Volunteer Coordinator. This is a fixed
term post for a year and Esma will be working two days a week, generally
on Thursdays and Fridays. Esma will be working on a range of things
including Wiki Loves Monuments, Train the Trainer and driving engagement
with volunteer grants, as well as seeding and developing new contributor
communities within underrepresented groups.
Esma has written a short blog post
introduce herself. Hopefully there will be opportunities for you to meet
her in person over the next few months, such as at the community activities
being planned for Wikimania in August. Esma brings great experience in
volunteer development and support, as well as in strategy and project
management, but is new to the Wikimedia movement. I hope you will join the
staff team in helping her to feel welcome within our community :)
With best wishes
Lucy Crompton-Reid (she/her)
Wikimedia UK mailing list
Esma Gjertsen (she/her)
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