Katie Chan joins Wikimedia UK as Volunteer Support Organiser

Katie Chan, Wikimedia UK's Volunteer Support Organiser
Katie Chan, Wikimedia UK’s Volunteer Support Organiser

Wikimedia UK  is delighted to announce that Katie Chan is joining our team as our Volunteer Support Organiser. Katie will be starting work on 11 March and is already well known to much of our community as she is a long time Wikimedian and volunteer. Below Katie introduces herself in her own words. We’re sure you’ll join us in extending her a warm welcome.

“Hi everyone, I’m Katie Chan or KTC as I may be better known to some of you. I have been a Wikimedia editor since 2004, spending most of my time on the English Wikipedia though always happy to try my hands on the various sister projects. I have been a part of Wikimedia UK since our founding in 2008.

“In my free time, when I’m not spending it on Wikipedia, I study part time in accountancy and physics. Over the last year, I have attended a number of events such as the EduWiki Conference and GLAMcamp where I have met a number of you and can only hope to meet more of you soon.

“I will be based between the office in Old Street and Lincoln before moving to London full-time later this month. Our plans for the future and my number one priority, is centred on building up our volunteer community. One of the first things I will be doing is a review of our volunteer agreements and policies. Working with the community, I want to make sure not only are you up-to-date, but that Wikimedia UK works to support each and every one of you in your volunteer activities. At our open day on 23 March, I will be running a workshop on ways to develop our volunteer community. I look forward to hearing your views on this and other issues.”