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Welcome to the Wikimedia UK volunteering page! Volunteers are at the very heart of every Wikimedia project. On this page you will find information on how to get involved and contribute to the Wikimedia community.

What our community thinks:
98% of volunteers recommend volunteering with Wikimedia UK
93% of volunteers say they have developed new skills through volunteering with Wikimedia UK

All of us have knowledge to share. Here’s how you can join our global community.

We are looking for knowledge activists who are passionate about diverse and open knowledge. Our volunteers extend our work to underrepresented communities and help them be part of and share their knowledge in Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects. We work with volunteers who are keen to contribute in many different languages, and seek to increase representation of different communities and cultures in our open knowledge platforms.

Our volunteers can help us in many different areas, including

  • organising events like an editathon
  • liaising with potential partners
  • training new editors

Working with us provide our volunteers opportunities to improve their digital literacy, community organising, project management and training skills.

We offer our volunteers support in delivering community projects, micro project grants, compensation for expenses and relevant training. We are keen to hear from all prospective or returning volunteers who have ideas for projects, and suggestions for ways in which they can offer their expertise to the Wikimedia community. If you have any questions, please email our team at volunteering@wikimedia.org.uk.

I am new to the Wikimedia Projects! Where do I start?

If you're new to Wikimedia projects then you're in good company. You're joining the estimated 250,000 people around the world that regularly contribute to the largest reference work the world has ever seen. As one of the 14,000 new editors new to Wikimedia projects, there's a variety of ways that you can become involved in sharing the world's knowledge. Whether you are simply interested in editing Wikipedia, or you're an expert in education looking to support the development and utilisation of open educational resources in formal education settings, we can help you to enjoy contributing in a way that suits you. For ideas about where to start as an editor, check out our blog post: So You've Decided To Become A Wikipedia Editor...

Get involved!

Contact Us

General inquiries: info@wikimedia.org.uk
Fundraising or donations: fundraising@wikimedia.org.uk
Membership enquiries: membership@wikimedia.org.uk
Volunteering: volunteering@wikimedia.org.uk