This group is focused on the 3 Rs (Recognition, Retention, Recruitment) for Joomla! 



  • Recruitment
  • Implement processes for easy onboarding of new volunteers
  • Connect them into the Joomla structure and to the different teams

  • Lookout for new potential team members inside the community

  • Talk and connect to first time contributors on our platforms

  • Lookout for potential members outside the community

  • Reach out to other open source communities, blogs etc. like

  • Provide starter guides, documentation and more and make that visible!

  • Get in contact with potential members at events (Joomla ones and outside)
  • Recognition, reward and honour volunteers.

  • Retention, keeping volunteers.


Date Started
May 2017
Joomler Position Role Date Started
fe53_vikas_resume_treffpunkt_small_2.jpg Vikas Pisal Germany Team Leader Team Leader Mar 2019
240c_brian-mitchell.jpg Brian Mitchell United States Member Oct 2019
48e3_Chris_Keen.png Chris Keen Netherlands Member Programs Department Representative Oct 2019
daniel-dubois.jpg Daniel Dubois France Member Oct 2019
8227_david-aswani.JPG David Aswani Kenya Member Events Department Representative Oct 2019
eric-lamy.jpg Eric Lamy France Member Marketing Department Representative Oct 2019
61a3_FAFD6B11-81ED-42BB-94EC-AC51DA36F81D.jpeg Jaz Parkyn United Kingdom Member Oct 2019
justyna-michallek.jpg Justyna Michallek Poland Contributor May 2017
5cbf_luca-marzo.png Luca Marzo Italy Member May 2017
marco-dings.jpg Marco Dings Netherlands Member Production Department Representative Oct 2019
5ecc_niels-braczek.jpg Niels Braczek Germany Contributor Oct 2019
85be_21192466_10159236127585641_6204864542620105572_n.jpg Rowan Hoskyns Abrahall United Kingdom Member May 2017
724c_Glip.jpg Wilco Alsemgeest Netherlands Contributor Jan 2019
Joomler Position Role Date Started Date Ended
01db_52E0DD2B-62FB-4C09-B822-5FBAA367D3FA.jpeg Lara Bettelheim Netherlands Team Leader Team Leader Jan 2019 Feb 2019
7995_viktor-vogel-2017-1000x1000-clean-plesk.jpg Viktor Vogel Germany Team Leader Jul 2017 Jan 2019
David Aswani Member Events Department Representative Oct 2019 Oct 2019
cf40_david-neukirchen.jpg David Neukirchen Germany Member May 2017 Mar 2019
847b_IMG_0269.jpg Hans van der Meer Netherlands Contributor May 2017 May 2019
01db_52E0DD2B-62FB-4C09-B822-5FBAA367D3FA.jpeg Lara Bettelheim Netherlands Contributor May 2017 Jan 2019
44f4_IMG_20171103_164743.png Sandra Decoux Saint Martin (French part) Member May 2017 Aug 2018
ufuk-avcu.jpg Ufuk Avcu Germany Member May 2017 May 2019
fe53_vikas_resume_treffpunkt_small_2.jpg Vikas Pisal Germany Contributor Jan 2019 Mar 2019
7995_viktor-vogel-2017-1000x1000-clean-plesk.jpg Viktor Vogel Germany Contributor May 2017 Jul 2017
7995_viktor-vogel-2017-1000x1000-clean-plesk.jpg Viktor Vogel Germany Member Jan 2019 May 2019
7021_yves-hoppe.jpg Yves Hoppe Germany Member May 2017 Jun 2019

Assistant Team Leader

Together with the team leader organise the effort of the team, implement structures and work on the team's success.

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Events Department Representative

Legal & Finance Department Representative

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Marketing Department Representative


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.

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Operations Department Representative

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Production Department Representative

Programs Department Representative

Team Leader

Organize and manage the efforts in the Joomla Recruitment team

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,...

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Volunteers Engagement - Peakon kick-off meeting and sprint - August 2017

By Yves Hoppe on 2017-08-14 18:52 in Joomla! Volunteer Engagement Team

Dates: 10th to 12th August 2017Attendees:  Rowan Hoskyns Abrahall, Yves HoppeInvolved Remotely: Sander Potjer, Sandra Decoux, Luca Marzo Thursday 10th August Meeting with Peakon We had a 3 hour kick-off meeting in the offices of Peakon in London.   We went through the initial...

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VET - Kickoff Meeting

By Viktor Vogel on 2017-08-04 07:34 in Joomla! Volunteer Engagement Team

Joomla! Volunteer Engagement Team (VET) Date: 28 July 2017 - Time: 3:00 pm UTCParticipants: Viktor Vogel, Yves Hoppe, Sandra Thevenet, Rowan Hoskyns-Abrahall, Luca Marzo, Kickoff Meeting Agenda Introduction – meet your new best buds Project – why are we doing this? Scope – what are we...

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