What is Slack?

Slack is a messaging platform that we use to communicate with each other between meetings. It can be accessed via a web browser or smartphone app.

How do I join?

Anyone with an active Partisan membership is welcome to join our Slack. If you wish to do so, go to the Members’ Area of your account and click the link for your invitation. You can also ask another volunteer to add you – we just need your email address – or email

How do I use it?

Slack has its own starter guide for new members.

After you’re set up, one of the first things you’ll probably want to do is join some different channels. You can join as little or many as you like, and each team has one. Click on ‘channels’ on the left-hand menu, which will bring up a list of all the available channels.

Posting messages: Try and keep everything you say in one message (press shift and enter to make a new paragraph without sending). To reply to someone’s message, make a thread by hovering over their message and pressing the speech bubble.

Tagging: To tag a person, use @ then type their username. To tag a channel, use # then type the channel name.

If you’d like extra help, come to a monthly Volunteer Drop-In on a Thursday, 5-6pm, or contact if you can’t make it and we can set up a skillshare for you.