Volunteer for the FSF and GNU
We also collects the ideas that people send to us for new projects, resources, and campaigns. Send your ideas to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will consider integrating it with this list.
Additionally, we offer unpaid internship positions throughout the year. Read more about how to apply.
Are you an activist, or an organizer?
- Join the FSF community team!
- Join our campaigns and take direct action now, head over to our campaigns center
- Connect your free software user group with FSF. Write to us at email@example.com.
- Attend local free software events and government hearings. We post these events either at http://www.fsf.org/news, or at http://www.fsf.org/events and share them with the Free Software Supporters mailing list. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you see an event you'd like to attend on behalf of the FSF.
- Organize in your state, region or
country, and connect to other free software activists at https://libreplanet.org. Help us plan and have a presence at
events you organize. Write to us at email@example.com for materials.
- Organize member events on behalf of the FSF, either independently or in connection with an existing event. We will be happy to recommend speakers and provide materials and some helpful instructions for how to do it effectively. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with some basic information about the size and kind of event you want to have.
Are you a writer, a ranter, a thinker, a politically minded individual?
- Write a free software blog. We will be publishing blog entries from people in the community at http://www.fsf.org/blogs. Please let us know about free software issues that are going on in your local community. Is your school requiring the use of proprietary software in order to complete coursework? Do you help people in your town convert their systems to free software? Send your entries to email@example.com.
- Write for our Bulletin. Twice a year we publish a printed newsletter with articles of long-term interest to our supporters. Much of it is written by FSF staff and board members, but we welcome outside contributions as well. Send your article or article proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you local?
- Stuff envelopes. Sometimes we do mailings, and we have to stuff a lot of envelopes. If you are in the Boston area and want to be available on-call for this exciting work, let us know at email@example.com.
Are you a news junkie, a professional web surfer?
- Be an Issue Coordinator. Choose one of the issues that the FSF focuses on or should focus on and follow it closely over time. If you have a sustained interest in an area such as DRM, Treacherous Computing or Free BIOS and would like to be responsible for coordinating news gathering and posting on this topic, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Send us links to and summaries of news stories you read about that are related to free software. We do our best to monitor all of the relevant news, but in the end we depend on people to write to us and let us know that something we should be concerned about is brewing. If you hear about something, let us know at email@example.com
Are you a hacker?
- Help with projects on our High Priority Projects list. These are not always GNU projects, but they are always projects that are important to the free software world, often because they do something that replaces a prominent proprietary program.
- Contribute to the GNU Project. Check out the many ways to contribute directly to the GNU Project.
Are you a GNU/Linux user?
- Send us information about what hardware your GNU/Linux system runs on, so that we can build a searchable resource for people who want to make sure that they are buying hardware that is compatible with free software. We have started this resource at http://www.fsf.org/resources/hw, but we need a lot of help to get it going.
- Send us a testimonial describing how you use free software in your business or personal life. We post them at http://www.fsf.org/resources/testimonials. You can send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Contribute to the Free Software Directory. We have over 4,000 packages listed in the Directory already, but there are plenty more that we don't know about yet, and sometimes the entries that we do have fall out of date or have errors. Read the full instructions for how to help.
Are you multilingual?
- Be a Translator. To help make our pages accessible to all languages, and contact email@example.com if you are willing to help.
Are you a designer?
- Contribute graphics and design ideas. We are always looking for new logos and graphics to use on our web pages and in our printed materials. A recent example is the logo for the GPLv3 process, which was designed by a volunteer. If the graphics are small, you can send them right to us, otherwise please send a link to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you a law geek?
- Be a Licensing Volunteer. Help us answer the many questions we receive every day at the FSF regarding the use and abuse of free software licenses. If you are interested, write to email@example.com and tell us a bit about your background, both legal and with the free software community, if you are interested. Please also run through the GPL quiz and let us know how you do.