Volunteer

This site is the culmination of thousands of hours of work by volunteers all over the globe. We are always seeking new volunteers to help maintain the site, remove abusive content, and add new features.

 

Update the Site

We have a number of ways you can help the site stay up to date. Check out our "Pages that Need Love" for pages that haven't been updated recently. We also have a bunch of prisoners which don't have their birthdays in our database.

 

Volunteer Positions

Some roles we need filled are below, but if you have something extra to offer in terms of skills or abilities, please contact us and let us know. All volunteers for the site can receive an email address @prisonersolidarity.net, hosted in Iceland!

If you are interested in applying for these positions, please email info{at}prisonersolidarity.net with information on your interest. Please include references of groups you have worked with before, examples of prior work, etc.

Beta-tester (No time committment minimum)

We are constantly working to improve the site's usability and functionality and we need your feedback to make sure those efforts are going well. Beta-testers are on-call volunteers who will be asked to try new features, report site functionality problems, etc. You do not need any technical experience, if you can find this website, you have the skills we need.

Volunteer Coordinator (Time committment minimum 5 hours/month):

The job of the Volunteer Coordinator is to help us find new volunteers, coordinate the efforts of volunteers, and network with prisoner support groups. Many prisoners do not have official support groups and need somebody to keep their pages up to date. We ask prisoner support groups (ABC chapters etc) to dedicate updating a certain number of pages in exchange for this site making maintaining their own prisoner lists much easier. The volunteer coordinator networks with these groups, makes sure the pages are getting updated, and makes sure the updates are accurrate. The volunteer coordinator also reaches out to prisoner support groups to let them know about the site and get them involved in listing the prisoners they support. Technical expertise not required.

Site Moderator (Time committment minimum 2 hours/week):

Site moderators are responsible for responding to abusive/spam content on the site, updating pages as needed, changing the style and format of pages, updating our guides, and working to keep everything working "behind the scenes". Experience in moderating Drupal sites is a major plus, but we can always get you up to speed.

Site designer:
This site works well, but we could use a fancy new design. Let us know if you have Drupal design experience.