Volunteering with PURE

The PURE volunteer organization does the day-to-day work of maintaining the community and furthering the Community Purpose.  We have no paid staff.

When we say PURE is “by the players, for the players,” we mean it — PURE volunteers are community members just like you! Some are PURE veterans, and others are newcomers diving right in to leadership roles. Volunteers are selected based on their skills, commitment, and the community’s current needs.

“I want to give back to the community, and I want to help others have the same experience I did”—you’ll often hear this from current and aspiring volunteers when they’re asked what inspires them about volunteering.  PURE could not exist without their generosity.

 

Volunteering is one of the three pillars of the PURE Awards program.

PURE Awards recognize those who support the PURE community.  To learn more, click here.

 


Volunteer Teams

Volunteer TeamBadgePurpose
Administrationimage07_2Keep our gaming & other community environments fair and friendly by enforcing PURE’s Community Rules.
Ambassadorsimage09_1Welcome & orient newcomers to the PURE community, and help them feel at home.
Communicationsimage09_1Manage PURE’s official website, promotion, and leadership/community interaction.
Eventsimage05_3Bring the community together for special gaming events that are fun, engaging, and socially rewarding.
Operationsimage06_2Keep PURE’s servers and technical infrastructure running correctly, efficiently, and securely.
Records & Accountsimage03_3Manage our finances, software access for volunteers, the PURE Awards program, and other internal records.
Seedingimage01_3Keep our game servers full by “seeding” them — joining when they are empty to help attract other players.
Software Developmentimage08_1Build software that enhances our game servers & community offerings, and helps us work more effectively.
Special Projectsimage00_2Tackle strategically important projects that don’t fit neatly into the other teams.


 Volunteer Roster

Administration:
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image07_2DoktorvonWer
image07_2General_Bud6
image07_2HolyGoatOfSteel
image07_2Johnboy106
image07_2LoloBond
image07_2mimicthefrench
image07_2Shake-2k1
image07_2Xythar
image07_2YoshiiGER
Ambassadors:
smile-bronzeYoshiiGER
image09_1Live_in_Infamy
image09_1Panduhh0
image09_1Telepathic_Bong
image09_1trolololle
Communications:
c-silverXys0seriousX
c-bronzeSilentium90
image09_1DoktorvonWer
image09_1Longman391
Operations:
o-silverMish_poLy
image06_2gringopar
image06_2Panduhh0
image06_2robozman
image06_2Smileynulk
Records & Accounts:
r-silverMelloline1
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image03_3I_never_wipe
image03_3Submaverick
image03_3TopPimpCheezus
image03_3Xythar
image03_3ZONED42
Seeding:
Pringalz
image01_3EcksTeaSea
image01_3herdosheep
image01_3Live4Death
image01_3Itsmuddy
image01_3-I-Silens-I-
image01_3slodominator
image01_3SyrupMyWaffle
image01_3TheCloptologist
image01_3toneighty
image01_3Triplet-Threat
image01_3Vendrath
Software Development:
d-silveranalytalica
image08_1ChuckTupper
image08_1CrashCourse001
image08_1F0rceTen2112
image08_1gigrada
image08_1ra4king1
image08_1vyrtec
Special Projects:
Ratdart88
Community Lead:
Gold ShieldAdama42

 

 


 

How to Volunteer

PURE could not exist without volunteers.  But volunteering is not just a way of helping support and sustain the community — it’s a way of participating at a deeper level.  If you choose to volunteer, you get the opportunity to see the inner workings of an organized gaming community, and to more closely connect and collaborate with others who are passionate about the same thing you are:  awesome social gaming.

Volunteers are selected to join the organization based on their ability and commitment to support the Community Purpose, and their fit with the (limited) roles we have available.  These criteria are assessed based on written applications, video interviews, and any prior interaction.

This page focuses on non-leadership volunteer positions. If you are interested in learning about leadership positions, go to our Leadership Roles page instead!

Applying to Volunteer

  1. Check for openings

    Use the chart below check whether applications are currently open for the team you’re interested in.  (As our positions are limited, applications are usually closed unless there was a recent recruiting announcement.)

  2. Self-education

    - Familiarize yourself with the Community Purpose & Values– our volunteer team works together to support these.
    - Understand the minimum time commitment (see the chart below) required by the role you are applying for.
    - Peruse the Volunteer Handbook (link in the chart below) for the role you’re interested in.  (You don’t need to read it all, but take a skim.)
    - You may also be interested in looking at your team’s Trello board — most teams use this to coordinate their work.

  3. Application

    Fill out an application for the team you are interested in.  The chart below contains links to applications for each team.  The Team Lead for the team should review your application and get back to you within a few days.

  4. Discussion

    If everything seems to be a fit from reading your application, the recruiting Lead will contact you to schedule a time for video discussion to talk about the role further.  (It’s best if you have a webcam, but if you don’t, that’s OK.)

    The discussion is an opportunity for you and the Team Lead to get to know each other, and get a shared sense of whether working together will be fun, effective, and an all-around good fit.  This is different from an “interview” in that it is a two-way street.  We believe that volunteering should be enjoyable and gratifying for everyone involved, and having a discussion beforehand helps insure that.

  5. Decision

    You and the recruiting Lead will both take some time to decide whether you feel you and the volunteer role are well-suited for each other.  If so, you’ll join the team!

 

Volunteer TeamBadgeMinimum Activity (average)*PURE Awards Perk Level**Volunteer HandbookApplication FormApplications Currently Open?
Administrationimage07_210 hours game
monitoring / week
4HandbookApplicationNo
Ambassadorsimage09_15 hours / week3HandbookApplicationYes
Communicationsimage09_13 hours / week4HandbookApplicationNo
Eventsimage05_33 hours / week4HandbookApplicationNo
Operationsimage06_23 hours / week4HandbookApplicationYes
Records & Accountsimage03_33 hours / week4HandbookApplicationYes
Seedingimage01_3Daily3HandbookApplicationNo
Software Developmentimage08_13 hours / week4HandbookApplicationNo
Special Projectsimage00_23 hours / week4n/an/aNo

* For details, see our Volunteer Activity Policy.

** As a token of recognition and appreciation, our active volunteers receive benefits as part of the PURE Awards program.  The level of benefits is determined by the Role Category of the volunteer role.

We offer all volunteers in a given role who meet the activity threshold the same perk level, regardless of number of hours donated.  For this reason, honorary benefits do not “stack” if an individual is volunteering for multiple roles, nor do credits “stack” for purposes of calculating cumulative lifetime contribution.

If a volunteer has other PURE Awards, their volunteer awards will be “combined” with their other awards to receive credit towards a higher perk level (or extended time at the current level).  Non-volunteer benefits are not “lost” simply because one is a volunteer.

This page focuses on non-leadership volunteer positions. If you are interested in learning about leadership positions, go to our Leadership Roles page instead!

Thank you!

Thank you for considering volunteering with the Pure Battlefield community.  Without volunteer support, we could not exist. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Community Lead, James Hogan, aka Adama42, at jhogan@purebattlefield.org.