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Fri Apr 29, 2011, 10:17 PM by iLantiis:iconilantiis:


deviantHEART Volunteer Guidelines

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:heart: Promotion
deviantHEART is always accepting new volunteer applications. To be promoted to a volunteer, you must first have been an active and positive influence in the community. This does not mean you have to have been a "member" first, but it helps. If we are not currently seeking new administrators, we will keep your note in our inbox.

:heart: Internship
This is a large group on deviantART, which means it comes with large responsibilities. For any deviant interested in being a part of our positive promoting team they will start their time in our administration as an Intern for a minimum of two weeks. Within that time the Intern should decipher the tasks our administration handles and decide which field best suits their skill-set.

:note: Interns are expected to adhere to all Volunteer Guidelines and assist in hosting events for 'hands-on' training.

:heart: Volunteer Expectations
If you are thinking you would like to increase your prescense and positive influence in the dA community (or just in this group), please read on to see if being a volunteer would be a good fit for you!

:pointr: Behavior
Volunteers are the "best of the best" in terms of pretty much everything. We have high expectations for our volunteers and expect those individuals to be positive and helpful in even adverse situations (though we know that extremely adverse situations can make that nearly impossible). We also expect that our volunteers will not abuse the submission perks and have fully read and digested our Membership Guidelines.


:pointr: Chatroom
Our chatroom is :#devheart: and has the same purpose as the group. The rules are very simple: treat people they way you want to be treated. As a volunteer, you will need to be accesible to members utilizing our channel in the event of a dispute. Volunteers are the core moderators for our chatroom and must maintain a stable and unified front for our members. If you are uncomfortable with moderating disputes or making touch decisions, this position will not be a good fit for you.


:pointr: Activities
We do expect that all Volunteers, at some time or another, will be able to assist with our regular activities such as Heart Herald, Heart Art, and I Love. We would also like to see our Volunteers come up with their own activities and contests and host them for the group. If you are uncomfortable being a point-person for any of our activities or for your own creations, this position will not be a good fit for you.


:pointr: Submissions
As a volunteer, you will find submissions popping up in your inbox under deviantHEART. You will need to understand the submission standards found in the Membership Guidelines as well as in the backroom and place YES or NO votes.

As a volunteer, you are trusted with knowing and understanding the submission guidelines. You don't need to ask if something is or isn't okay. Use your best judgement. If a member disagrees with your decision, they can appeal by sending a note to the group or replying on the submission thread.

When voting, please...
  • View the full deviation
  • Read the description if you have a question
  • Place a YES or NO vote

You are not required to leave a message to the member telling them why their work was declined or to the other volunteers explaining your vote. HOWEVER, it is always nice for the member submitting a work to get a reason why their work was declined and is highly recommended that you do leave a comment for them (see the backroom guidelines). If you are uncomfortable with making decisions that can upset people or cause dArama directed at you, this position will not be a good fit for you.


:pointr: Applying for an Internship
YES votes need by current team: 3

To apply for internship, please send the group a note with the following information:

  • Are you a current group member?
  • What positive influence(s) have you made on dA? (with link)
  • List 3 of your own works that show positivity.
  • List 3 favorite works from other deviants that show positivity.
  • Tell us about 1 activity you would like to host.
  • List 2 groups you have been an admin in.
  • How do you feel about being partially responsible for a group of this size?
  • How comfortable are you making decisions on your own?
  • Do you know how to read and edit HTML or CSS?
  • What would you do if a member insulted you or your friend?
  • What would you do if you saw a submission that clearly violated dA policy?
  • How would you react to members arguing on our group profile?
  • If a member asked you to step into a dispute, what would you do?
  • WHY do you WANT to be a volunteer?
  • WHY do you think you would be a good fit for deviantHEART and this position?
  • How often are you on dA?
  • How much time per day or per week can you dedicate to deviantHEART?

I know that looks a bit daunting, but it is much more painless than it first appears. We are not going to decline someone for not knowing how to code, for not having positive works, etc. BUT, we do want this information because, like any other application, it helps us decide who is best qualified and who would most likely work the best with the current team.


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:iconmiracat:
Miracat Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wave. HI. I just wanted to tell you that the limitation of submissions per week is  named to be 3 in this journal and with 2 in the journal with the membership guidelines :) (deviantheart.deviantart.com/jo… Have a super nice day :D
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:iconilantiis:
iLantiis Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! Thanks for letting us know. Assuming I don't forget, I will check the limits in the back and update this later today lol
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:iconmiracat:
Miracat Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem, only to prevent misunderstandings :)
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:iconilantiis:
iLantiis Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay- I fixed it lol Better to know than for it to sit like that forever XD
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:iconmiracat:
Miracat Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
indeed... you´re very welcome Llama Emoji-09 (Drinking Tea) [V1] 
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MissLemons Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
How do you volunteer? Is it mostly online, or you volunteer offline? What work do volunteers do offline?
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:iconilantiis:
iLantiis Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is all online - send a note.
You become an admin in the group and help us in whatever area needs help until you are comfortable enough and choose an area to Submit Commentwork in full-time
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Breesing100 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Who do we send the note to?
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:iconilantiis:
iLantiis Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Send the note to the group.
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:iconbreesing100:
Breesing100 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok thanks 
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Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013   General Artist
Are any volunteers needed at this point? 
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:iconicesis:
Icesis Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
We have several spots that could use filling. Are there any spots you're specifically looking for? :)
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:iconendorell-taelos:
Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013   General Artist
I could help with submissions if needed. :) 
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:iconicesis:
Icesis Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't guarantee anything - but if you would like to volunteer - please submit an app and you can check everything out and see what you like the most. :) There are some neat positions available.
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Kitenster Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
So do you apply for internship first in order to become a volunteer/moderator?
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:iconlostkitten:
LostKitten Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes. You copy/paste the questions into a note, answer them and we'll send you an intern request if all questions are completed. :D
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:iconnesmaty:
Nesmaty Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
I'm so sorry :thanks: .. I figured I wasn't active enough and can't handle any more activities in the future .. wishing you all the best and hope you'll pardon me :please:
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:iconilantiis:
iLantiis Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:love:
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:icondiskool97:
Diskool97 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012   Photographer
Sounds like a big commitment with your own inbox for it and everything. Is it quite a commitment?
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:iconilantiis:
iLantiis Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It can be. At times we have 20 or more deviations pending, contests and activities running, as well as random questions here and there. There is a lot that goes on behind the scenes ^^
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:icondiskool97:
Diskool97 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012   Photographer
ok then :) thankyou very much, I will have a think about it and get back to you :)
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autospy Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Please further explain positive influences.
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:iconilantiis:
iLantiis Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Things that you have said, done, or helped out with that was or ended up being positive. For instance, I ran the dAream Relay last year, and this year, we celebrated Say Something Nice Day via a prompt I posted. What things have you done that have helped other people or simply made them happy?
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The-Golden-Knight Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*Phew* sounds heavy.
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:iconilantiis:
iLantiis Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, but it isn't so bad. All I did was reword and reorganize what was already there lol. The most time consuming part for me was trying to decide which of the thousand deviations I have faved would qualify as my favorite 3!! o.0
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The-Golden-Knight Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
;p The guidelines make the position of "Volunteer" sound ultra hefty. I mean I'd like to contribute, but I don't think I have the resources to make a signifcant addition.
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:iconilantiis:
iLantiis Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is why they are guidelines, not rules. They aren't things you HAVE to do, they are things that you CAN do and that we would like to see you help with. The only time you have to do something is if you say you will do it ^^
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The-Golden-Knight Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So; how do I enlist...or should I say, how do I volunteer?
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:iconilantiis:
iLantiis Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In the blog, go to the bottom where it says "Applying for a Volunteer Position" and answer the questions in a note to the group ^^
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:iconthe-golden-knight:
The-Golden-Knight Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I looked at it; and I'm afraid I haven't completed all their criteria. :cry: Oh well; looks like I have some MORE "work" to do.
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:iconilantiis:
iLantiis Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It isn't a criteria. It is just to get to know you and gauge your abilities and availability. ^^
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