Volunteers needed for sysadmin, dev, site-management, translation, and PR
The following is by Brother Dan Gibby, a developer for mission.net. As a reminder, this site, along with all mission.net sites, and the backend servers/network have been paid for and developed entirely by RM volunteers. Please consider sharing your time and talents. Volunteering does not mean you will be working on this site nor with me (JSPM webmaster), but rather working on a larger scale for projects of mission.net like programming, translating, etc that then may trickle down and affect how this and all mission.net sites work.
Our new mission.net volunteer page has been a huge statistical success... we had 9 people say that they may be able to help out from time to time. That's probably 900% more than during the entire year last year, since we hardly ever have anyone volunteer for anything. But then again, we never really asked! So now I'm asking. As you may have done with donations, please put a link on your websites to ask for volunteers. I will personally respond to anyone who sends/submits our volunteer form and direct them in our new way of organizing our efforts. We have created 4 or 5 groups (sysadmin, dev, site-management, translation, PR) where people may subscribe to and participate in discussions about what they can do. The mission.net admin team will monitor these groups and participate in the groups to help direct projects and to ask for help with whatever we are currently wanting to do.
The volunteer page is located at:
You can also get to it from a link on the main page, or in any of the Quick Link drop downs on the site. I think that once we have a small group in each list (minimum of 3-5 than we'll be able to start opening conversations within the groups asking for help with projects... such as rewriting our pURLs or converting them to a proxy instead. The pros and cons of each method could be discussed by us on this list, but as with the sib-dev group and MDL group, we usually go into greater depth of the issues on the other groups.
Thanks for your help! Our donation page has worked very well. I believe that our volunteer page can work just as well or even better since many of our alumni may be able to better help out with their time than with their money, even if they only have an hour or so a week. Many hands make light work!
Spread the word!