Would you like to become part of the Physiopedia team? We have recently created the opportunity for physiotherapists and physical therapists from all over the world to join us in the creation of this knowledge resource. Physiopedia has set itself a very ambitious task in improving the availability of physiotherapy and physical therapy related knowledge on a global scale. We are building the largest physiotherapy and physical therapy specific resource available, and we need your help!
What does volunteering with Physiopedia involve?
We always have a long list of administration and development tasks on the go and are looking for people who would be willing to help us complete these tasks. By helping us with these tasks you will enable us to focus on core issues that we need to address to ensure that this site develops into the amazing resource that we all hope it will become for our profession.
How will it benefit you?
As a volunteer at Physiopedia you can know, and feel good about the fact, that you have contributed to our global profession by playing an important role in helping to build this professional resource. Joining us on the team at Physiopedia is a great compliment to anyone’s daily work and also to your CV. From the experience you are likely to gain new profession related knowledge and also advance your technical skills. You will be added to our Acknowledgements page and following a successful voluntary position we will be happy to provide you with references for your current and potential employers.
Current volunteer positions available
Quality Assurance Officers – this involves checking that a provided list of pages contains all the information that it requires to qualify as a Physiopedia article. It will involve evaluating pages that have already been written and potentially editing small aspects to bring them up to Article standard. This task does require some editing of the wikitext so experience of this would be an advantage. You will not be required to add to the actual content on the page (unless you wish to!!).
Development Officer (Clinical Areas) – this position involves the evaluation and improvement of the table of content pages for each of our clinical areas. It will involve researching relevant information and adding it to these pages.
Development Officer (Networking pages) – for this position you will be checking that all pages are linked to and from throughout the site in an appropriate way. It will involve completing in-site searches and link building within articles.
Development Officer (Clinical Specialities) – we are always seeking clinical specialists to take a lead editing role for a select group of pages within their area of clinical expertise. For example you may specialise in the knee and could be the lead editor for all pages that fall into this category, or more specifically, you might specialise in knee osteoarthritis and so would just be lead editor on a smaller select group of pages that fall into this speciality.
Content Developers – we are always looking for people to build content on the site. If you would like some guided direction in doing this, this might be the position for you.
How do I become a volunteer?
Get in touch!! If you are interested in any of the above voluntary positions or have an idea for a voluntary position that we haven’t thought of simply email Rachael to express your interest. Once Rachael has received an email from you she will get back in touch to work with you to come to an agreement on the voluntary tasks that you will do in the time that you have available. Then away you go! Rachael will provide you with all the instructions and support that you need.
Voluntary jobs at Physiopedia will be completed in your own time on your own computer. Although we will provide all the direction and support that you need, Physiopedia is not able to provide any technical equipment.