Before Christmas, I posted about one of my motivations for getting involved (Valuing the Work in Fanwork), and that still stands. I'm not even going to attempt a precis of all the other wonderful reasons that have been posted this week -- there is too much!
If you're interested in the OTW, it's worth reading through all those posts by the other volunteers; I encourage you to wander over to the index page and dip in. The variety of opinions fills me with wonder and happiness: from fanservice to anti-corporate ownership of our own servers, creation of shareware to preservation of fanfiction and history, community-building to education and training, legal assistance to journalistic resources, and on and more... Through it all there's a joy that infuses all the voices, opinions, ideologies, and fandoms. That's the joy I feel in this project as well.
All I really have left to say is me too! All of what they said.
The opportunity to work with so many passionate, hard-working, idealistic fans is a big part of why I'm so damn glad I volunteered. And wow, it's been even more amazing in that regard than I had ever imagined.
If you want to get involved, head on over to otw_news and let them know you're interested. There are calls for volunteers posted there most weeks, and the Community Relations team (email@example.com) can answer any questions you have.