Greeters Project Recruitment Drive! Would you like to be a Greeter? [closed]

+24 votes
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Hi, WikiTreers!  We're looking for a few helpful and enthusiastic folks to join our Greeters Project.

What we do:  WikiTree Greeters are the first point of contact for new members.  There are two groups of tasks: (1) posting welcome messages to Guests and confirming genuine volunteers, and (2) posting follow-up messages to members at the one-week mark.  Greeters also answer basic questions about using WikiTree and help new members get connected with the right people when they need help.  

Qualifications:

  • Greeters must be at least 18 years old, a WikiTree member for more than 30 days, and have at least 100 non-GEDCOM contributions
  • Must be able to edit a profile, post messages, and use e-mail
    Must demonstrate public communications in line with the Honor Code
  • Must be willing to communicate with other Greeters on a regular basis and stay up-to-date on project news and changes
  • A sense of humour helps, but isn't required.  :)

Time Commitment:  About an hour per week.  Many people do more.  Totally up to you!

Support:  We'll train you one-on-one at whatever pace you're comfortable with.  We also have a friendly/fun/extremely active Google Group where you can ask questions and get feedback from experienced Greeters at any time.

Interested?  Please answer here or send me a private message.  
 

WikiTree profile: Greeters Project WikiTree
closed with the note: New recruitment thread here: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/729030/would-you-like-to-join-the-greeters
asked in Requests for Project Volunteers by Vicky Majewski G2G6 Mach 6 (66.8k points)
closed ago by Vicky Majewski
Yes. Yes I would!  Oh, wait.  I already am and I LOVE every minute of it!!
Thanks Vicki for posting this, we really really need some additional greeters.. pleassee!!!! It is a great way to make new acquaintances and perhaps lasting friendships especially if you find out a distant cousin or two, joins. I have!!
Ha ha, Emma!  :D

Thanks everyone for the glowing testimonials!
One more LOL I love being a follow up messenger. It's so much fun. I get to see the enthusiasm of those who are loving WikiTree and having a good time. I also get a chance to interact with those who are struggling a bit. It's so rewarding to be able to give a little assistance and help them get headed in the right direction..

13 Answers

+15 votes
Wow, what a great opportunity!  Being a Greeter has taught me more about how to use WikiTree than any other experience here within the last 4 years!  So, not only is it fun, but you get to learn about stuff too.  

Join us and you will never look back!  See, Emma MacBeath and Dorothy Barry say so and they are really good at Greeting!
answered by Cindy Lesure G2G6 Mach 7 (76.2k points)

See, Emma MacBeath and Dorothy Barry say so and they are really good at Greeting!

So is Cindy!

Thanks Cindy, and I agree with Carole ;-)
+10 votes
It is a very worthwhile endeavor. I was a greeter in the past and would do it again but I just don't have the time right now.
answered by Dale Byers G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
Thanks for the encouraging words, Dale!.

I'm impressed by all you are doing. Legacy 9, the do-over, and classes, oh my!

Contact us if you're interested in greeting again in the future. Maybe the next time you come up for air?

Carole
+10 votes
Hi Vicky,

My confidence with using wikitree grows everyday and; although I work full time I log on everyday and would love to contribute more. So if you will have me I would happily volunteer to greet newcomers and help them start on their wikitree journey?

Lizzie
answered by Lizzie Griffiths G2G6 Mach 6 (60.6k points)
Hi Lizzie!  Thanks for your interest.  I will send you a PM.
Great, thank you!
Yay! Thank you, Lizzie!
+9 votes
I would love to be a greeter!!!
answered by Kimberly McComb G2G6 Mach 2 (20.1k points)
Thanks, Kimberly! I'll send you a message.

Carole
+6 votes
Hi

 

I would like to join the group ; could you add me and provide me the greeter badge ?

 

Thanks

 

David
answered by David Szerman G2G1 (1.4k points)
Hi David,

My apologies for not replying to you sooner.  I will send you a PM.
+5 votes
I would love to greet new wikitreers and old ones alike. The older wikitreers have helped me to add sources to my profiles. Adding sources to my profiles is next to impossible, since I am using my phone for everything.
answered by Howard Rankin G2G6 Mach 2 (22.6k points)
Thanks for your interest, Howard!  Sending you a PM
I don't see anything from you.
Thanks for letting me know.  I'll re-send.
+4 votes
I wanna be a Greeter!

Oh wait, I already am!

Not only is greeting a fun activity, I've learned a lot about WikiTree in general as a result. Lately, we've seen more and more of an international presence, which is really cool.

Even though greeting is fun to do, we always need new Greeters, because we are covering 168 one-hour slots per week. Even if Greeters can't commit to a specific time, they can jump in and cover when they have a spare hour (or even 15 minutes) here and there.

And any former Greeters who have thought about coming back to the project, now's a great time!

Carole
answered by Carole Partridge G2G6 Mach 6 (69k points)
It is fun and a great learning experience to boot. I am one of the newest greeters and one of those Greeters that doesn't have a set time I jump on when needed. Which seems to fit better for me. I sometimes get lost in it and before you know it I have greeted for 4 or 5 hours. Lol I am so glad I decided to join and love our group of quirky, fun fellow greeters. Most of all we have some amazing teachers to train you to be the best greater you can be!! What a better way to spread the WikiTree love than being the first point of contact to our newbies!!
+5 votes
Yes i am very interested
answered by Anonymous Hood G2G Crew (350 points)
Thanks, April!

I'll send you a private message.

Carole
+4 votes
I used to be a Greeter but took a break can I volunteer to cover one of the Open hours on a Wednesday as from week commencing 9 July.

I am in the UK so can cover some of the time from 1100 UTC.

Hilary
answered by Hilary Gadsby G2G6 Mach 3 (31.1k points)
Hello Hilary!  I will send you a private message.

Cindy
+3 votes
Yess I would like to be a greeter.

(I am already a pre-1700's Greeter.  So I have the badge..    

Mary Richardson
answered by Mary Richardson G2G6 Mach 2 (21.3k points)

Glad to have you aboard, Mary!  And yes, you are already "one of us"  heart

+6 votes
Eeks! I’ve been asked three times, and like they say: third time’s the charm. The most recent request to from was from David, and I would like for him to train me. He has already said he would be glad to. Is that okay?

Any way I can be of service! Many thanks.
answered by Pip Sheppard G2G6 Pilot (705k points)
I'm so glad that you've decided to join us, Pip. One of the leaders who handle training for Greeter duties will get with you shortly. If you decide you want to do Week 1 or Pre-1700 messages, let me know as I do the training on those.
With your skills and knowledge of WikiTree, you would make a magnificent greeter. I do hope one of the Greeter leaders gets to you quickly.
Thanks, Debi. Will let you know after I get into training.
You are so kind, Shirley. I’ll do my best! Thanks!
Hiya Pip!  Sorry for the delay in contacting you.  We would LOVE to have you aboard!  Will send you a private message. :)
Hi Pip, I forwarded this answer to be a Greeter to the leaders of the Greeters Project for you.
Thanks, David!
+2 votes
Yes, I would very much like to be a Greeter! Thank you for asking and I hope my knowledge of WikiTree is enough to be of help to others. I look forward to the challenge.
answered ago by Virginia Fields G2G2 (2.7k points)
+1 vote
I would be happy to be a greeter..
answered ago by Rick San Soucie G2G5 (5.3k points)

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