Each HCLE volunteer is encouraged to maintain his or her own wiki page. We will use these pages to get to know each other and to communicate about the projects we are working on. Before you actually volunteer, you might want to read our Volunteer Welcome Message

  1. Join the wiki. This will give you editing rights.
  2. Put your name below (in alphabetical order of first name) and then link it to a new page for yourself.
  3. Choose and implement the level of access you want for your page (from private to anyone can read)
  4. Use your page to introduce yourself and post information you want to share with your working group or with the world. Your page should have the following sections:
    1. Title: Your name
    2. Introduction - A description of who you are and what you do most of the time such as attend school, work at a paid job, volunteer elsewhere or pursue hobbies. Also include whatever skills you already have and what you would like to learn from this volunteer experience. You might want to say what you hope to be doing in 10 or 20 years.
    3. Communication Section - Here you can put messages for others and find their answers. Some of your first communications will be with your volunteer manager about what tasks you are taking on.
    4. Volunteer or Intern Objectives - This is your volunteer contract. After discussing your assignment with your volunteer manager prepare a table that indicates how many hours you expect to spend on which tasks during your volunteer period. Adults usually commit to 60 hours, College Undergraduate Interns to 180 hours for 4 semester units of course credit. Commitments for middle and high school students will vary and should be arranged with your school counselor and your volunteer manager. At the end of your volunteer period you may want to accept our thanks and say goodbye or sign up for an additional period.
    5. Descriptions of and/or Links to work you have created for HCLE.
    6. Volunteer Hours Chart - The columns of this spread sheet give the date on which you worked for HCLE, the number of hours you put in that day, the total number of hours you have worked, what your assignment was, and what you actually accomplished. There may be occasions when what you accomplish doesn't match the assignment -- that's ok, and it's good to know when that happens. Include any time you spend in meetings or phone calls, time spent learning a new skill or figuring out how to do something and all time researching in books or on the web. Every minute you spend working for HCLE counts as "revenue" for us and can be used to match cash donations from foundations and other funding sources. If the work you do benefits you as well as HCLE then we have a double win.
  • You can also use your own page to practice editing wiki pages in general.

If you have any difficulty editing the wiki please contact Liza Loop and she will talk you through the process until you are comfortable with it.

An example of a volunteer page is:

Active Volunteers

Database team:
  • Liza Loop

Salesforce Team:
  • Paul LeRoy

Metadata Team:

Catalog Project:


Inactive Volunteers

Database team:
  • Diana Morningstar
  • Rick Collette


Emeritus Volunteers

Catalog Project:
  • Shant


  • Connie Williams
  • Dick Karpinski