Would you like to be a Greeter?

+7 votes

Hi there,

The Greeters Project is looking for people to join us.

If you like meeting new people and helping people, then you are who we are looking for.

We are the starting point for people who join WikiTree. We welcome the new members, confirm them as full members and help with any problems they have. It is a very rewarding role.

It does come with a health warning, it can be very addictive :-)

Now for the rule part. Sorry, but we do have to have some rules.

  1. You have to be over 18.
  2. You need to have been a member for 30 days, and have at least 100 contributions, that are non-GEDCOM.
  3. You need to be fairly computer friendly, able to edit profiles, post messages and use email.
  4. You need to follow the Honour Code when communicating with new members.

 I am sure you are all able to do this, but we have to ask.

The fun part is you meet new people. Some can become very good friends. The Greeter Gang is fun and extremely helpful when you have a question you are unsure of the answer to, so it can be a good learning curve. I have learnt quite a lot since becoming a Greeter.

You will get full training from one of the Greeters, at a time and date to suit yourself. You can have more than one training session if you wish.

We do have a greeting schedule, so you can pick an empty slot or just jump in during open time. It does make it sound like a shop :-)

Courtesy is a must, and a sense of humour is optional although it does help. We have a Google Group where you can post questions or ask whether a new member should be confirmed.

If you are interested please leave an answer on here or send me a private message, and yes I am English, you can tell by the extra u in some of the words :-)

Speaking a second language would be very helpful and if you are in non-US time zones (GMT -4 to -8).

 Karen - Greeters Project Cordinator

in Requests for Project Volunteers by Karen Butler G2G6 Pilot (143k points)
retagged by Debi Hoag

I do! I do! 

.... Oh, wait! I already am! laugh And I LOVE BEING A GREETER! heart

Pipster,  you are a super greeter and we are better for having you with us, you really lift us up heartsmiley xxx

While being a Greeter seems appealing, I fear I lack the 100 contributions.  Have I followed too closely the advice: "It is better to  remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak up and remove all doubt."?

Hi Cliff, with me there is no doubt smiley,  have a look at the greeters project page  then if you are still interested once you have reached the magic 100, let me know, and we can have a chat xxx

I second Karen motion! Join us, Cliff, as soon as you get your 100 or feel like you’re ready.
Hi Cliff, I have had a look at your profile, and you will need to go through the volunteer process first, you can do this by adding tags, showing your genealogical interests e.g. names you are researching and their locations, then click to volunteer, then we can confirm you as a full member,  I hope you do volunteer and become a full member and you can then start your way to the 100. xxx

2 Answers

+3 votes

I would like to be a greeter! smiley

by Lorie Brown G2G2 (2.8k points)
Thank you Lorie, I will message you soon xxx
+3 votes
I am interested
by April Kelly G2G3 (3.1k points)
Thank you April, I will message you soon xxx

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