By Rupal Karia, Outreach and Community Coordinator at Wikimedia UK
I am really excited to join Wikimedia UK and am looking forward to making a meaningful impact on Wikimedia’s engagement and support of volunteers as well as increasing participation across under-represented communities within the WMUK movement.
I have spent the last 15 years working in the charity sector, managing teams of volunteers and supporting grassroots organisations and charities with implementing best practices within their volunteer teams. My last roles were with the Volunteer Centres in Camden and Hackney supporting grassroots organisations with their volunteer management including support with increasing diversity and representation within their volunteer teams.
I am passionate about community engagement and eliminating barriers to participation of groups that have previously been marginalised. I am keen to explore ways we can include and collaborate with these communities, to have a voice within Wikimedia and its projects.