We also collect the ideas that people send to us for new projects, resources, and campaigns. Send your ideas to us at email@example.com
and we will consider integrating it with this list.
Additionally, we offer unpaid internship positions throughout the year. Read more about how to apply for FSF internships.
Are you an activist, or an organizer?
Connect your free software user group with the FSF.
Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 https://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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Write for our Free Software 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 email@example.com
Help post speech videos on audio-video.gnu.org.
If you want to volunteer to do this, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you local?
The FSF is always in need of some help around the office. If you are in the Boston area and want to help out, we'd love to have you come by. Learn more about volunteer office tasks at the LibrePlanet wiki page
. 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.
Are you a GNU/Linux user?
Contribute to the Free Software Directory
. We have over 16,000 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.
Volunteer as a “Freedom Verifier” to check whether a given distribution contains only free software, so it can be included on the list of free distributions
Are you multilingual?
Be a Translator
. To help make our pages accessible to all languages, and contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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, in our printed materials, and for t-shirts and other items for sale in our shop
. A recent example is the logo for the GPLv3 process, which was designed by a volunteer. If the graphics are smaller than 2 MB, you can send them right to us, otherwise please send a link to email@example.com
. Here are some suggestions for future products that might inspire you.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
and tell us a bit about your background, both legal and with the free software community. Please also run through the GPL quiz
and let us know how you do.