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If you volunteer at Wikipedia this may be considered work experience, but it is more likely to be considered volunteer experience. However, if you are doing a structured volunteer project with Wikipedia that is full time, or takes up a significant number of hours each week, you might consider listing it under your work experience section.
To get a better handle on whether your Wikipedia volunteer experience could be considered work experience, ask yourself a few questions. How much time each week do you spend volunteering for Wikipedia? Are you volunteering in person at the Wikipedia offices? Does Wikipedia help to set goals for your work?
Most people who volunteer at Wikipedia do so on an individual project basis. The volunteer work typically involves assisting with the editing of Wikipedia entries, and the work is usually done at home. Although this work is considered important, in most cases it should not be listed under the work experience section of a resume. Instead, it should fall under a section called volunteer experience. When you go this route, you can showcase your work with Wikipedia and what you’ve learned, without overstating your experience.