There are several different ways to get more involved with Minky!
Minky is grateful to our members who are able to offer their time to assist our group!
To celebrate members who volunteer, we’re adding a fun new perk on discord with the Minky volunteer status! This is a special discord role to recognize people who contribute. Members with this role will be displayed separately in the member list sidebar, so you can show-off how cool and helpful you are!
When you earn Minky volunteer status, you’ll keep it for 40 days. If you already have it and earn it again, you’ll be reset to the full 40 days.
The following are examples of things that can earn the volunteer role:
- Letting us know you can help with party setup or teardown and doing so.
- Taking a DM shift we request you to at a party
- Taking a door duty shift we request you to at party
- Helping-out at a munch (coming early to set up and pulling tables together, staying entire time, and chatting with people to generate conversation)
- Organizing an approved Discord event (https://minkymn.org/member-hosted-discord-events/)
We’ll be giving people the role to recognize any of the above. If for whatever reason you do one of these things and you do not want the perk here in discord (such as not wanting the “attention” of being in the sidebar!) let us know and we will remove it.
This system is also a way for us as a mod team to recognize members who are contributing in positive ways, and perhaps suggest applying for Associate Member status.
Our Associate Member application is available now at https://forms.gle/vvmyvfjraAkkCuZ88 ! Are you interested in helping Minky? Would you enjoy taking on a more active role in the community? Do you see yourself becoming a community leader someday? Then apply to become an Associate Member! As an Associate Member, you are expected to give a minimum of a few a hours of your time every month. In exchange, you get guaranteed admittance to our parties as well as gaining a sense of commitment and pride our group as we continue to grow. While not required, it is recommended that anyone interested in becoming a Moderator is an Associate Member for a year.
Minky accepts moderator applications on a rolling basis.
If you think you have something to contribute to the guiding team of our community, we want to hear from you!
We are in an exciting period of growth and look forward to reviewing your application as we determine our next stage as one of Minnesota’s largest and most nimble kink organizations.
While your strength may lie in logistics, or technology, or event planning (all special skills we are actively seeking!), it’s important to keep in mind that moderators also deal with consent violation reports, culture setting, and are responsible for creating a community of accountability and safety. We ask that applicants feel confident in their ability to prioritize community safety in such discussions.
New moderators will be paired with senior moderators to help learn the practices, responsibilities, and expectations of moderation. Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about the nature of the job, the application, or anything else.
We are particularly enthused about applicants with experience in web design, event planning, fundraising, administrative logistics, curriculum writing, and community organizing/networking.
We especially encourage women, trans folks, queer members, people of color, those with disabilities, non-traditional leaders, and people from traditionally underrepresented groups to apply.