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Volunteer opportunities at the FSF

by chrissie Contributions Published on Feb 23, 2015 05:32 PM

You can support the free software movement by getting involved in myriad volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer at LibrePlanet 2015!

There are many ways to participate at our annual conference.1 In the past, volunteers have: carried out outreach before the conference, built the conference Web site, welcomed people at the registration desk, managed video streams, edited videos post-conference, escorted speakers, sold merchandise, and organized social gatherings during the conference.

Perks include: one admission ticket into LibrePlanet, 40% discount at the shop, lunch provided at LibrePlanet, and one gratis commemorative LibrePlanet t-shirt.

Please fill out the volunteer form with your specific interests.2

Create 3D Objects

You can assist the FSF sysadmins in creating 3D objects on the Lulzbot TAZ 3 model by Aleph Objects. This 3D printer was certified by the Respects Your Freedom program.3

Currently, the FSF sysadmins are creating objects for use in our server racks with Computer Automated Design (CAD). Such objects include 2.5" to 3.5" harddrive adapters, long-term cable storage clips and couplers, as well as an assortment of other useful objects. Using a 3D printer to create these objects saves the FSF money by reducing shipping costs.

Contribute to the free software movement

Help grow the free software movement by submitting code to programs on the High Priority Project list,4 writing free manuals and other documentation, improving access to free software, becoming a GNU webmaster,5 and by contributing to the Free Software Directory.6

GNU webmasters help maintain existing pages, respond to user inquiries, and organize major site upgrades. Email webmasters@gnu.org to get started. You can also get involved with the Free Software Directory by attending our Friday meetings in #fsf on Freenode. Visit the Directory blog for the latest meeting information. The Directory provides a comprehensive database of free software projects and is maintained by a group of dedicated volunteers.

Assist with general office tasks

If you live in the Boston-area and are free during the daytime, just email sales@fsf.org with your availability. Tasks include stuffing envelopes, creating shipments, and loading USB cards with Trisquel. These tasks are vital in connecting the Free Software Foundation with our supporters.

1libreplanet.org/2015
2libreplanet.org/2015/volunteer
3fsf.org/resources/hw/endorsement/aleph-objects
4fsf.org/campaigns/priority-projects/
5gnu.org/server/standards/webmaster-quiz
6directory.fsf.org

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