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Did You Know - Community Volunteer

Mon May 12, 2014, 5:00 AM

Community Volunteer

Community Volunteers (short CV) are deviants that help the community out by providing them with a specific contact point in relation to galleries, chat and forums

Every CV only acts within the areas they are trained in. That means that generally, a gallery CV will not moderate chatrooms or forums or give DDs for artworks in other galleries (unless having permission). And no chat/forum CV will give DDs. In some instances, some volunteers are trained in Chats & Forums and Galleries and have permission to cross-over.  To be certain, you can view the whole roster of volunteers here and see what area a volunteer is representing.

Any volunteer can be easily recognized by the heart, next to their username.

12 05 2014 01 by ginkgografix

Community Volunteers are regular people, just like everyone else, with a few special privileges.
Like the name already says, Community Volunteers do what they do in their free time. This means that sometimes it may take time until they can get back to you, as they are not online 24/7 on deviantART.

A standard volunteer term is one year. After that time they may be offered the opportunity to become a mentor volunteer, who then helps to guide new volunteers, lead Community Relations projects and have their volunteer term extended. A volunteer is also allowed to leave before the end of the one year, the decision is theirs.

What are CVs doing? Why do we have them?

CVs are usually people that are already dedicated to a certain medium, style or gallery and therefore are connected with the community they represent. With their knowledge, they understand the needs and worries of their community and can help to improve the overall experience or to support related events.

A few of the things they do:
- run contests or projects
- give Daily Deviations
- moderate chatrooms and the forum
- collect ideas and suggestions from the community to work on improvements
- provide a connection between staff and the community
- educate and help deviants
- promote deviants and deviations

Community Volunteers are not involved in making any policy decisions regarding your artwork, nor are they be able to ban anyone from the deviantART site. However if you troll too hard in #devart or any of the other chatrooms, you may very well find yourself receiving a swift /kick from one of them, or even the dreaded dAmn ban for a few days.
[Taken from this article]

How can I become a CV?

By applying! But keep in mind you must be 18+ years old to be considered.
If you are thinking about applying to volunteer, you should take some time to read these:

So you want to be a CV...Sometimes I like to wander through the communityrelations group, and I always come across comments from people so willing to become volunteers, I constantly come across people who say "Applied for ___ gallery!", "I can't wait to be 18 to apply!", "I so want to be on the team!", there are some who list the complete CR roster in their personal profiles, who openly say in their tagline, signatures or devIDs "Hoping to be a CV one day", etc. This is specially evident in the The Community Relations Team journal, where the opening positions are listed.
To those people: take this journal just as a personal opinion and a friendly advice from a fellow community member, someone who loves the community and is willing to contribute and give back the way one can. This comes from my personal experience, shouldn't be taken as the whole Community Relations nor deviantArt's official stance.
PE: Want to be a `Senior or ^CV?Community Week
»So you want to be a `Senior or ^Community Volunteer?«
Than follow your goal! Nobody will stop you.
Hello! :happybounce: I will tell you a bit about the basics on how to become a Senior or Community Volunteer.
The fine finishings and last step to be a Senior or Community Volunteer you must accomplish by your own.
:granny: Seniors are chosen by fourteenthstar. She reviews each Senior suggestion you send to her as a note and posts a Seniority Announcement Journal with a list of deviants she choosed who deserve a Seniority `tick. :note: There is no set schedule for when these announcements occur.
Seniority Announcements 2013
January 13, 2013
But how do you FINALLY get on this list?
The basic information in short is told in

A full list of positions that are open, as well as the link to the application form, can be found here.
It makes the most sense to apply for positions that you are passionate and qualified for. This means that if the spot you are best suited for is currently taken, you should mention that instead of settling.  Applications are kept on file for a year 

FAQ #85: Can I be a volunteer on deviantART?

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Pascua-Tanya Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent article =D

I'm looking and reviewing articles about the CV to be more informed about everything and do what needed to be more likely to be chosen. Two weeks ago I applied for the category "Fan Art" and started to make contributions about the same (and also on "deviantART Related" category to choose when it's available).

Not if my current contributions are sufficient to enter the team but I will do everything possible to assist significantly in the community.
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
That's good to hear. Good luck with your efforts!
Pascua-Tanya Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ^^. I hope to get lucky =D
SingingFlames Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
ginkgografix Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
SirCassie Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've applied in the last month:) **fingers crossed**
ginkgografix Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Good luck!
SirCassie Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :D
SarakuHD Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Once again, another wonderful article from a CV, someone who understands what to do! :D
When the time is right, I'm planning on applying for a CV. Would love to help out one of my most favorite sites on the world of Internet!
ginkgografix Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Thank you!

That sounds like a good plan. :la.
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