The VET focuses on the 3 Rs: Recruitment, Retention and Recognition of volunteers

The role of the Joomla Volunteer Engagement Team (VET) is to provide the Joomla Community with a pleasant, welcoming and healthy environment in which to contribute and share our passion for Joomla!

When volunteers are happy and appreciated and they have access to the necessary knowledge and tools (both software and processes) they should feel more motivated and in turn become more productive. The VET, by supporting volunteers and the teams, strives to assist the Joomla Community to accomplish more, leading to improving the long-term stability and success of the Joomla! Project.

The VET aim to achieve the above mission by focussing on three primary areas: Recruitment, Retention and Recognition.

Read the VET Vision, Mission and Goals

By focussing on these three areas, the Volunteer Engagement Team aims to continuously deliver services to the entire Joomla community to improve communications, processes and performance across all parts of the Joomla community.

If you would like more information on contributing to Joomla, joining VET or to provide feedback on the VET mission, values and goals statement above, please contact the VET via email at contact-vet@community.joomla.org.

Website
https://www.joomla.org
Department
Programs
Date Started
May 2017
Joomler Position Role Date Started
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/patrick-jackson.jpg Patrick Jackson Australia Team Leader Feb 2021
Benjamin Trenkle Member Jan 2021
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/48e3_Chris_Keen.png Chris Keen Netherlands Member Programs Department Representative Nov 2020
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/david-aswani/355ff97238.jpg David Aswani Kenya Member Events Department Representative Oct 2019
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/7286_davide-messia.jpg Davide Messia Italy Member Feb 2021
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/0623_hughds.jpg Hugh Douglas-Smith United Kingdom Member Legal & Finance Department Representative Aug 2020
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/laura-gordon/fdc7ff790d.jpg Laura Gordon United States Member Jan 2020
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/9786_2017-500-Llewellyn.jpg Llewellyn van der Merwe Namibia Contributor Jan 2021
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/5cbf_luca-marzo.png Luca Marzo Italy Member May 2017
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/marco-dings.jpg Marco Dings Netherlands Member Production Department Representative Oct 2019
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/4b6a_mark-w-bender.jpg Mark W. Bender United States Contributor Nov 2020
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/5ecc_niels-braczek.jpg Niels Braczek Germany Contributor Oct 2019
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/edd4_philprofilepic.png Philip Walton United Kingdom Member Apr 2021
Private Profile d6cc97ac Member Apr 2020
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/shirielle-sd-williams/0cc7f05243.jpeg Shirielle "SD" Williams United States Member Feb 2021
Joomler Position Role Date Started Date Ended
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/edd4_philprofilepic.png Philip Walton United Kingdom Contributor Dec 2020 Apr 2021
Private Profile c9273fb6 Contributor Sep 2020 Mar 2021
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/shirielle-sd-williams/0cc7f05243.jpeg Shirielle "SD" Williams United States Contributor Sep 2020 Feb 2021
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/patrick-jackson.jpg Patrick Jackson Australia Assistant Team Leader Dec 2020 Feb 2021
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/7286_davide-messia.jpg Davide Messia Italy Team Leader Mar 2020 Feb 2021
Benjamin Trenkle Contributor Mar 2020 Jan 2021
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/724c_Glip.jpg Wilco Alsemgeest Netherlands Contributor Operations Department Representative Oct 2020 Jan 2021
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/daniel-dubois.jpg Daniel Dubois France Contributor Apr 2020 Dec 2020
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/patrick-jackson.jpg Patrick Jackson Australia Member Sep 2020 Dec 2020
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/48e3_Chris_Keen.png Chris Keen Netherlands Assistant Team Leader Programs Department Representative Apr 2020 Nov 2020
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/240c_brian-mitchell.jpg Brian Mitchell United States Contributor May 2020 Nov 2020
Vikas Pisal Germany Contributor Sep 2020 Oct 2020
Private Profile 9ad3e0f0 Member May 2017 Sep 2020
Patience Nekesa Member Operations Department Representative Apr 2020 Sep 2020
Private Profile 5d3ada7a Contributor Apr 2020 Sep 2020
Vikas Pisal Germany Member Mar 2020 Sep 2020
Justyna Michallek Contributor May 2017 Sep 2020
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/61a3_FAFD6B11-81ED-42BB-94EC-AC51DA36F81D.jpeg Jaz Parkyn United Kingdom Member Programs Department Representative Oct 2019 Jul 2020
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/240c_brian-mitchell.jpg Brian Mitchell United States Member Oct 2019 May 2020
Private Profile 5d3ada7a Member Jan 2020 Apr 2020
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/eric-lamy.jpg Eric Lamy France Member Marketing Department Representative Oct 2019 Apr 2020
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/daniel-dubois.jpg Daniel Dubois France Member Oct 2019 Apr 2020
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/b304_2018-profile.jpg Andrea Gentil Spain Member Mar 2020 Apr 2020
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/48e3_Chris_Keen.png Chris Keen Netherlands Member Programs Department Representative Oct 2019 Apr 2020
Vikas Pisal Germany Team Leader Mar 2019 Feb 2020
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/7286_davide-messia.jpg Davide Messia Italy Member Jan 2020 Feb 2020
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/724c_Glip.jpg Wilco Alsemgeest Netherlands Contributor Jan 2019 Dec 2019
Private Profile 7c50a18e Member Events Department Representative Oct 2019 Oct 2019
Private Profile 628d719b Member May 2017 Jun 2019
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/847b_IMG_0269.jpg Hans van der Meer Netherlands Contributor May 2017 May 2019
Private Profile e3ce89df Member May 2017 May 2019
Private Profile 3aaed27d Member Jan 2019 May 2019
Private Profile 5b66dbee Member May 2017 Mar 2019
Vikas Pisal Germany Contributor Jan 2019 Mar 2019
Lara Bettelheim Team Leader Jan 2019 Feb 2019
Private Profile 3aaed27d Team Leader Jul 2017 Jan 2019
Lara Bettelheim Contributor May 2017 Jan 2019
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/44f4_IMG_20171103_164743.png Sandra Decoux France Member May 2017 Aug 2018
Private Profile 3aaed27d Contributor May 2017 Jul 2017

Events Department Representative

Legal & Finance Department Representative

Marketing Department Representative

Onboarding

Once people are interested in joining Joomla, the important part begins. The role of the onboarding member is to bring the volunteer in contact with possible mentors and the teams the person is interested in and serve them as a guide in the large community of Joomla.

More information

Operations Department Representative

Production Department Representative

Programs Department Representative

Volunteer Engagement Team: Meeting July 26 2021

By Patrick Jackson on 2021-08-02 23:29 in Joomla! Volunteer Engagement Team

Participants: Patrick Jackson, Davide Messia, Laura Gordon, Philip Walton, Shirielle WilliamsApologies: Chris Keen, Benjamin TrenkleAbsent without notice: Llewellyn van der Merwe, Mark Bender, Hugh Douglas-Smith, Niels Braczek, Luca Marzo, Jaz Parkyn, Marianela Queme, Hugh Douglas-Smith, Marco...

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Volunteer Engagement Team: Meeting May 24 2021

By Patrick Jackson on 2021-06-01 13:34 in Joomla! Volunteer Engagement Team

May 24, 2021 21:00 UTCScheduled length of time: 1 hourParticipants: Patrick Jackson, Benjamin Trenkle, Philip Walton, Laura Gordon, Shirielle Williams, Llewellyn van der MerweApologies: -Absent without notice:  Davide Messia, Chris Keen, Mark Bender, Hugh Douglas-Smith, Niels Braczek, Luca...

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Volunteer Engagement Team: Meeting April 26 2021

By Patrick Jackson on 2021-04-27 01:02 in Joomla! Volunteer Engagement Team

Participants: Patrick Jackson, Laura Gordon, Benjamin Trenkle, Philip Walton, Shirielle Williams, Apologies: Luca Marzo, Jaz Parkyn, Davide Messia, Llewellyn van der Merwe, Absent without notice: Chris Keen,  Mark Bender, Hugh Douglas-Smith, Niels Braczek, Marianela Queme, Hugh...

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Volunteer Engagement Team: Meeting March 22 2021

By Patrick Jackson on 2021-04-06 03:35 in Joomla! Volunteer Engagement Team

Participants: Patrick Jackson, Davide Messia, Laura Gordon, Chris Keen, Llewellyn van der Merwe, Benjamin Trenkle, Shirielle Williams,  Marianela QuemeApologies: Niels Braczek, Luca Marzo, Philip Walton, Marco DingsAbsent without notice:  Hugh Douglas-Smith, David Aswani, Mark...

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Volunteer Engagement Team: Meeting February 22 2021

By Patrick Jackson on 2021-02-28 02:55 in Joomla! Volunteer Engagement Team

Volunteer Engagement Team Meeting Minutes February 22, 2021 12:00 UTC Scheduled length of time: 1 hourParticipants: Patrick Jackson,  Chris Keen, Shirielle Williams, Hugh Douglas-Smith, Niels Braczek, Jaz Parkyn, Laura GordonApologies: Davide Messia, Benjamin Trenkle, Philip Walton, Mark...

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Volunteer Engagement Team: Meeting January 25 2021

By Patrick Jackson on 2021-01-26 00:00 in Joomla! Volunteer Engagement Team

Scheduled length of time: 1 hourParticipants: Patrick Jackson, Davide Messia, Laura Gordon, Chris Keen, Llewellyn van der Merwe, Benjamin Trenkle,  Philip Walton, Mark BenderApologies: Shirielle Williams, Hugh Douglas-Smith, Niels Braczek, Luca Marzo, Jaz Parkyn Volunteer Engagement Team -...

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Volunteer Engagement Team: Meeting December 28th 2020

By Davide Messia on 2021-01-11 21:58 in Joomla! Volunteer Engagement Team

Volunteer Engagement Team Meeting Minutes December 28th, 2020 at 13:00 UTC Scheduled length of time: 1 hour Participants: Davide Messia, Phil Walton, Benjamin Trenkle Apologies: Patrick Jackson, Laura Gordon, Luca Marzo, Chris Keen, Shirielle Williams Absent without...

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Volunteer Engagement Team: Meeting November 30th 2020

By Davide Messia on 2020-12-22 14:28 in Joomla! Volunteer Engagement Team

Volunteer Engagement Team Meeting Minutes November 30th, 2020 at 18:00:00  UTC Scheduled length of time: 1 hour Participants: Davide Messia, Shirielle Williams, Marianela Queme, Laura Gordon, Chris Keen, Llewellyn van der Merwe Apologies:  Hugh Douglas-Smith, Patrick Jackson, Niels...

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Volunteer Engagement Team:Help Wanted Project

By Davide Messia on 2020-12-22 14:18 in Joomla! Volunteer Engagement Team

Help Wanted Project Summary December 18, 2020   Team Members: Laura Gordon, Chris Keen, Patrick Jackson, Davide Messia, Benjamin Trenkle   Interviewers: Laura Gordon, Patrick Jackson, Davide Messia, Elisa Foltyn, Shirielle Williams, Justine Ayebale   Goal: We wanted to...

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Volunteer Engagement Team: Meeting October 26th 2020

By Davide Messia on 2020-11-04 22:24 in Joomla! Volunteer Engagement Team

Volunteer Engagement Team Meeting MinutesOctober 26th, 2020 at 11:00:00  UTCScheduled length of time: 1 hourParticipants: Davide Messia, Patrick Jackson, Shirielle Williams, Marianela Queme, Laura Gordon, Niels Braczek, Wilco Alsemgeest, Jaz ParkynApologies:  Hugh Douglas-Smith, Luca...

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Volunteer Engagement Team: Meeting - September 28th 2020

By Davide Messia on 2020-11-04 21:30 in Joomla! Volunteer Engagement Team

Volunteer Engagement Team Meeting Agenda September 28th, 2020 at 17:00:00  UTCScheduled length of time: 1 hourParticipants: Davide Messia, Benjamin Trenkle, Chris Keen, Patrick Jackson, Shirielle Williams, Marianela QuemeApologies:  Laura Gordon, Hugh Douglas-Smith, Luca Marzo, Niels...

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Volunteer Engagement Team: team Meeting - August 31st 2020

By Davide Messia on 2020-09-14 13:15 in Joomla! Volunteer Engagement Team

VET Meeting Minutes August 31st 2020, 6pm UTC   Participants: Davide Messia, Benjamin Trenkle, David Aswani, Chris Keen, Marianela Queme, Daniel Dubois, Laura Gordon, Hugh Douglas-Smith Apologies: Luca Marzo, Niels Braczek Absent without notice:  Rowan Hoskyns Abrahall, Vikas Pisal,...

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Volunteer Engagement Team: team Meeting - July 27th 2020

By Chris Keen on 2020-08-03 18:25 in Joomla! Volunteer Engagement Team

Volunteer Engagement Team Meeting Report July 27th, 2020 at 17:00:00  UTC Scheduled length of time: 1 hour Participants: Davide Messia, Benjamin Trenkle, David Aswani & Chris Keen   Apologies: Laura Gordon & Marco Dings Updates/Proposed Topics: VET processes and...

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Volunteer Engagement Team June Meeting Report

By Davide Messia on 2020-07-17 15:56 in Joomla! Volunteer Engagement Team

Volunteer Engagement Team Meeting Report June 29th, 2020 at 17:00:00  UTC Scheduled length of time: 1 hour Participants: Marco Dings, Marianela Queme, Daniel Dubois, Chris Keen, Benjamin Trenkle Davide Messia, Apologies: Luca Marzo, Jaz Parkyn, Darek Śnieg, David Aswani, Absent without...

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VET: monthly team meeting - 25th May 2020

By Davide Messia on 2020-06-11 17:19 in Joomla! Volunteer Engagement Team

Volunteer Engagement Team Meeting Agenda  May 25th, 2020 at 17:00:00  UTC Scheduled length of time: 1 hour Participants: Darek Śnieg, Davide Messia , Jaz Parkyn, Laura Gordon, Justina Michallek, Luca Marzo, David Aswani, Marco Dings, Benjamin Trenkle Apologies: Vikas Pisal, ...

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VET: monthly team meeting - 27th April 2020

By Davide Messia on 2020-05-04 14:40 in Joomla! Volunteer Engagement Team

Volunteer Engagement Team Meeting April 27th, 2020 at 17:00:00  UTC Scheduled length of time: 1 hour Participants:  Davide Messia (TL), Chris Keen (ATL), Marco Dings, Laura Gordon, Jaz Parkyn, Luca Marzo, Derek Snieg, Benjamin Trenkle, Marco Dings, David Aswani. Apologies: ...

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VET: monthly team meeting - 7th April 2020

By Chris Keen on 2020-04-15 18:22 in Joomla! Volunteer Engagement Team

Volunteer Engagement Team Meeting  April 7th, 2020 at 18:00:00  UTC Scheduled length of time: 1 hour Participants: Chris Keen, Marco Dings, Niels Braczek, Laura Gordon Apologies: Davide Messia , Jaz Parky, Rowan Hoskyns Abrahall, Luca Marzo, Eric Lamy, Vikas Pisal, Andrea...

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FftF: Re-Engage & Re-Ignite Stream Updates - 13th March 2020

By Jaz Parkyn on 2020-03-25 16:58 in Joomla! Volunteer Engagement Team

Participants: Andrea Gentil, Chris Keen, Davide Messia, Jaz Parkyn, Brain MitchellApologies: Darek Snieg, Guillermo Bravo, Laura Gordon Detailed information about each of the below proposals can be found here:...

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VET Meeting - 2nd March 2020

By Davide Messia on 2020-03-09 22:23 in Joomla! Volunteer Engagement Team

Minutes Volunteer Engagement Team Meeting Agenda  March 2nd, 2020 at 18:00:00  UTC Scheduled length of time: 1 hour Participants: Andrea Gentil, Chris Keen, Darek Śnieg, Davide Messia , Jaz Parkyn, Laura Gordon, Vikas Pisal, Brian Mitchell, Justina Michallek Apologies: Niels...

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VET Meeting - 3rd February 2020

By Jaz Parkyn on 2020-02-10 18:09 in Joomla! Volunteer Engagement Team

Participants: Brian Mitchell, Chris Keen, Daniel Dubois, David Aswani, Davide Messia, Jaz Parkyn, Luca Marzo, Marco Dings, Rowan Hoskyns Abrahall, Vikas Pisal Apologies: Darek Snieg, Eric Lamy, Justin Michallek, Laura Gordon, Niels Braczek Department Coordinator - Jaz Parkyn Welcome to our new...

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Forum for the Future: Re-Engage & Re-Ignite Stream Report

By Jaz Parkyn on 2020-01-26 20:36 in Joomla! Volunteer Engagement Team

Forum for the Future: Re-Engage & Re-Ignite Stream Facilitators: Jaz Parkyn and Brian Mitchell In Person Attendees: Darek Snieg, Ed Hathaway, Hilda Abbing, Vikas Pisal, Marc Dechevre, Tabata Martinez, Bruce Lawson, Christopher Justice, Tim Davis, Guillermo Bravo, Andrea Gentil, Puneet Kala,...

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16th Dec 2019 VET Monthly meeting

By Vikas Pisal on 2019-12-18 20:29 in Joomla! Volunteer Engagement Team

  Joomla VET Meeting Minutes 16th December 2019 6pm UTC Scheduled length of time: 1 hour Participants: Brian Mitchell, Jaz Parkyn, Vikas Pisal, Eric Lamy, David Aswani, Niels Braczek, Chris Keen, Daniel Dubois, Marco Dings, Luca Marzo Apologies: Rowan Hoskyns Abrahall, Justina...

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27th Nov 2019 VET Monthly meeting

By Vikas Pisal on 2019-12-01 06:57 in Joomla! Volunteer Engagement Team

Joomla VET Meeting Minutes 27th November 2019 6pm UTC Scheduled length of time: 1 hour Participants: Jaz Parkyn, Vikas Pisal, Marco Dings, Daniel Dubois, Rowan Hoskyns Abrahall, Eric Lamy, David Aswani, Niels Braczek Apologies: Wilco Alsemgeest, Luca Marzo, Chis Keen, Brian Mitchell, Justina...

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VET Meeting 28th October 2019

By Jaz Parkyn on 2019-10-31 12:40 in Joomla! Volunteer Engagement Team

Participants: Jaz Parkyn, Chris Keen, Vikas Pisal, Marco Dings, Brian Mitchell, Daniel Dubois, Rowan Hoskyns Abrahall, Justin Michallek Apologies: Wilco Alsemgeest, Eric Lamy, Luca Marzo, Niels Braczek Welcome to our new team members - Marco, Brian, Daniel and Eric. Jaz started the meeting off...

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Aug-2019 VET updates

By Vikas Pisal on 2019-08-17 16:25 in Joomla! Volunteer Engagement Team

The Joomla Volunteer Engagement Team (VET) is active again, and is now working hard to address the issues of the Recruitment, Reward and Retention of volunteers (the 3 R's). Recent activities include Updating the VET roles: some old now irrelevant roles have been removed and one new role,...

Read more: Aug-2019 VET updates

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Email contact-vet@community.joomla.org if you would like to join the Volunteer Engagement Team, or help with any part of Joomla project, but are not sure how to get started.

Be sure to share some information about the area you're looking at getting involved in, some details about yourself, and the best way to get in touch with you to discuss your enquiry more.

If you're already in the community on the Joomla Glip, message the team in the public channel: Volunteer Engagement Team - public chat & onboarding.

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