Services for Volunteers

Wikimedia projects exist thanks to the wholehearted commitment of volunteers who give their time for Wikipedia and its sister projects. It is one of Wikimedia CH’s core missions to support, in return, projects lead by these volunteers. If you are a volunteer Wikimedian and need help, look below how we can help improve content. And in any case drop us a line: we’d love to hear what gets you moving and maybe we can think of something together.

Micro-Grants

Micro-Grants are a type of direct financial support from Wikimedia CH to the Community – up to 500.- CHF per project. The activity has to be related to the improvement of any Wikimedia projects: this can range from security equipment (construction helmets) to photographic equipment to… food for an editing session! Learn more and start your application here.

Scholarships for conferences

In the Wikimedia Movement, there is a lot going on and events are taking place all year round. If you are an active Wikimedia contributor and would like to attend a certain Wikimedia-related event, we may be able to help you with a scholarship: let us know what you want to attend, what you expect to learn, and let’s roll!

We also participate in the “Travel and Participation Support” program (in association with the Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia Germany) which enables you to participate to non-Wikimedia events and represent the Wikimedia community. Learn more and apply here.

Photo equipment

Wikimedia CH has an inventory of photography equipment which we lend to volunteers who want to take and upload pictures on Wikimedia Commons and/or to illustrate Wikipedia. The list is available on the Wikimedia CH Members wiki: look out for the drone!

Press accreditations

If you would like to obtain a press accreditation to cover an event in Switzerland and help improve content on Wikimedia Commons or Wikipedia, Wikimedia CH will gladly help and approach the organizers for you. Send us an email with the info, but make sure that you approach us early enough.

Volunteer Certificate

The Wikimedia CH Volunteer Certificate attests your voluntary commitment for the Wikimedia CH association and/or Wikimedia Projects and serves as a mark of recognition for your honorary work in the name of free knowledge.