Help:Wiki University--My Shift

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What is a shift for a Support Missionary?[edit | edit source]

We were all asked to do about 15 hours a week. The Wiki has no set hours for your work but gives us freedom to choose how long to work and when to work. The one thing we do need to understand is what needs to be done when we work.

What duties do Support Missionaries perform during their shift?[edit | edit source]

There are three main areas we report on each month: Patrolling, Meetings and Training, and Projects, so our shift should include some if not all of these.

Patrolling[edit | edit source]

We suggest starting with Patrolling Recent Changes and New Pages in the Wiki. We may also be assigned to patrol the Maintenance Categories or assigned to a Salesforce. The Salesforce team helps contributors and users of the Wiki by answering their questions and comments and by bringing images into the Wiki.

Meetings and Training[edit | edit source]

The only meeting all Support Team Members are required to attend is the Thursday 9:30 am Mountain Time meeting. You may, however, be asked to attend meetings for further training, projects, special assignments and organizational needs.

Projects[edit | edit source]

Many projects are ongoing and may be for the whole group or individuals. These projects may be assigned but most are on a volunteer basis.

Balance your duties[edit | edit source]

It is suggested that each missionary decide what hours they can commit to the Mission work and when they can do these duties. Meetings are recorded so if you can not come to a meeting you can listen to these. Try to create a balance that works for you. Some find doing a variety of these each day makes the work more interesting. Take a break every hour for your personal health.

Make a plan[edit | edit source]

First decide days you have to work. Second decide what hours you can work on each day and what you might do in each shift. The following is only one of many ways you can set up your shifts for your mission. Your shifts will also be decided by the assignments you may be asked to take in the Team. Whether you work two days or seven days a week, 1 hour per shift three times a day or many hours per day this is for you to decide.


  • Monday 8-10 am patrolling (New Pages and Recent Changes) and project (Categories) 1-3 pm meeting (Mentor training) and project (Categories)
  • Tuesday 9-10 meeting (Training recording) 1-3 pm meeting and training (Leadership) 6-7 pm patrolling (Salesforce Images)
  • Wednesday 1-3 pm patrolling (Talk Pages)
  • Thursday 9:30-10:30 am meeting and training (Support Missionary)
  • Friday 8-11 patrolling (New Pages and Recent Changes) and project (Location)

Track Your Time[edit | edit source]

You need to track your time each day in the following categories.

1. Patrolling/Salesforce
2. Training/Meetings
3. Special Projects/any time you spent doing work with the wiki that doesn't fit anywhere else

No later than the 5th of the month, send the totals for the three categories above to your District Lead by private email or Yammer message. Time should be rounded to the nearest quarter hour.

Additionally, you should notify your District Lead to update your personal information if it changes.

Required Online Courses[edit | edit source]

All employees, volunteers, and LDS Church missionaries are required to take online courses to ensure we have an understanding of Church-wide standards of conduct. You will be enrolled automatically in these courses and will receive notification in your email inbox. The notification will contain links so you can access the courses directly from the email. Alternatively, you can sign in to the Learning Center with your LDS account and select the requisite training module located under the Enrollments section of your Learning Center home page.

Note: Additional documentation can be found in Yammer > Wiki Missionary Group > "How to Access Annual Required Courses"

Once you've completed this training, refresh your browser (F5 for Windows or command+r for Mac) or go to the Learning tab and click on “Records/Transcript” to verify full completion. If you have any questions about signing in to the Learning Center or taking this training, contact the Global Service Center at 1-801-240-4357. Record the time you spent taking the courses under Training/Meetings.

Try these out[edit | edit source]

Quick Quiz
  • We were all asked to do 30 or more hours a week.
  • The three main areas we report on each month are our Patrolling, our Meetings and Training, and our Projects.
  • Make a sample plan that could work for you.