Than follow your goal! Nobody will stop you.
Hello! 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.
January 13, 2013
But how do you FINALLY get on this list?The basic information in short is told in the FAQ #29: How do I become a Senior Member?
Seniors are chosen for their...
- ... community spirit,
- ... providing help,
- ... assistance to many other deviants and taking time out to promote the work of others in the community,
- ... artistic endevours,
- ... having a positive influence on their peers by sharing resources,
- ... providing constructive criticism and by being a voice that stands out above the many others who deviate to be recognised in the crowd.
Seniors are just like normal members. But with a different symbol and a few extra features.
For example: You can access the Seniors forum and some Premium features without a Premium Membership
As a senior in the community you are really not that different than everyone else. But when it is your goal to get a `tick, go ahead! Be a voice in the community!
A `tick is still an amazing feeling like a little prize for all you have done for the community.
2 tips to become a Senior:
- Be there for the community.
As Artist: Support the Artists, write helpful tutorials, be helpful when members ask you for help, etc.
As community person: Support the community: write interviews, help out deviants (tutorials or informative helpful journals), do projects, etc.
There is alot you can do. Please find your own way, thought. The way you enjoy to go.
- Start a group that is outstanding to all other groups. A helpful or community specialized group.
Words from `Seniors:
»"what it is like as a senior?"
It's pretty interesting. I don't think it really makes me more special than anyone else though. It does provide a few perks. Even though the arthritis sucks, I enjoy free stuff. And that `cane is handy sometimes.
"how you think other members can become a senior, too"
Hopefully, you feature and get involved because you love the community and not just because you want seniority.
I think you should do stuff you love for others, and not just 'I must be a senior." Don't try to hard...
Just get involved with others, chat, comment, inspire, promote, and be a friendly person.
Writing good and detailed articles for others is a great way to connect with the community. Showing a new deviant around is also a good thing you can do for someone. You can participate in events, or try running some of your own.
Find something you love to do and try to inspire others!
You'll be old in no time.«
»I've been a senior for a few months now. Really, aside from the tick and extra goodies seniors get, it hasn't really changed me at all. I'm still the same dragon you met when I was a ~ or =.
I don't really think the seniority title is something you should try to get. I mean, yeah it's a great goal, but you shouldn't do stuff just so you can become a senior.
Hosting community events, and being a good community member is something you should do because you want to do it, not just because you want to get a title by doing it.
If being a senior is one of your goals, do the things you want to do and enjoy doing. Not just for the title.«
To become a Community Volunteer you have to show Moonbeam13 your interests in the area you wish to volunteer for. And prove yourself as a person others can trust and who respect the community.
CR Team, open spots and apply journal
FAQ #84: What are the Core Values of the Community Relations Department?
How to be a guiding light and shining example by RockstarVanity
So you Want to be a CV by Thiefoworld
Applying as a Volunteer won't work by commenting or noting Moonbeam13 "I want to volunteer!!! ". You have to fill out 10 questions on this site: www.surveymonkey.com/s/X8CLS8B to show you are the right one! - No notes or comments needed.
It won´t be easy, there are many deviants who apply as volunteer. Also a reason why it takes long to choose the one or two deviants who are trusted to volunteer for any given open spot.
2 tips to become a Volunteer:
- To volunteer for a gallery it helps if you have been a member or an admin of a group related to the category.(this is not a requirement, but it doesn't hurt!)
- Inform yourself about what is involved with the volunteer opportunity, which you can read about here.
Please do not try to become a volunteer for their extra features. Please choose a category that you'd love to support and to volunteer for.
Community Volunteer time: 1 year you can be a community volunteer when you are accepted.
Community Volunteer who is a part of the Mentor Team: Extended volunteer time with regular meetings with the Director of Community Relations.
You can´t apply for a mentor spot, you have to deserve it. It is alike to becoming a Senior.
Words from ^CVs:
»When I joined deviantART I received so many things from other deviants and artists, I was overwhelmed! I started feeling as though I wanted to give back to them a part of what they had given me. So I started featuring deviants in news articles (the one I remember more fondly was "The NeverGiven DDs featuring my suggestions that hadn't been accepted at the time), suggesting DDs and being as helpful as I could. I wanted to be a source of confindence and a guiding light for anyone who seeked help. Then I met aunjuli and she soon became my inspiration to help out even more and become a better person just like her. I followed in her footsteps and I helped and supported her as much as I could. It was fantastic. I felt I was finally giving back to the community, and on Dec 23rd 2009 the community granted me the chance of being a senior member for my efforts. Soon afterwards Moonbeam13 asked me to be a part of the CR team, Juli and her considered I had what was needed to inherit the Fan Art Kingdom and I did my best to not disappoint. I kept the gallery alive through DDs, contests, articles and fan artists of the month.
I didn't really do much to receive these honours, just gave my all to the site that welcomed me so well and made me grow as an artist and person. Striving to make your fellow deviants happy, being selfless and helpful all around, showcasing the hidden gems of the galleries... But do it all from the heart, not for the desire of being publicly recognized, it will feel a lot more meaningful and everyone will acknowledge your passion for the site <3«
»How do I think I became a CV and how other deviants could reach the spot? Well, the truth is, as you know, that it's all Moonbeam13's decision and I can't tell you how does it work, simply because I'm not her (: However, if you want to take care of galleries, you should have a proof that you really know what are you talking about. But - knowledge is not everything in this case, you must be also not only an active deviant, but it'd be nice to keep other deviants active in some way. For example, Astralseed has her awesome ProjectPorkchop. I have my dear GrimGloomTale.
If you want to become a CV just for the fancy ^hat and a life-time premium, you should rather consider becoming something else. Being a volunteer in here is not about yourself, but about the community. Mix it up and you've got a Community Volunteer. And even if your application won't be accepted, you can do awesome things anyway - contests, features, articles, projects. There's plenty of great deviants out there who do so and they're not bothered by not having the ^hat. There are also those who shout around desperately for the hat and they do plenty of nice things, too... but the first part makes them look not quite honest and being honest is an important thing in this case.
I wanted to say that if you want to apply, think twice. This doesn't end after a month, being a CV means plenty of work - and you should deal with the fact that there always are people who don't care about that anyway. But not to scare you too much - it has its many positive sides, too.«