The Joomla! project wants you!

Written by | 01 June 2011 | Published in 2011 June
The JCM is proud to announce a new way for community members to find out different areas of the project where they can help as a volunteer contributor: The “Help wanted in the community” forum!

Joomla! is a community powered project, and our global community is full of talented and energetic people who love to share. There are lots of areas in the project where help is needed, but sometimes it can be a challenge to know what those areas of need are and how to follow up about becoming a volunteer contributor.

The new Help wanted in the community forum has been created as a new way to help connect willing prospective volunteers with current openings in all areas of the Joomla! project. All you have to do is go to the Help wanted in the community forum and browse through the different topics. Each topic will give a summary of one or more roles along with a link to learn more or to follow up with a contact person.

This is a brand new resource, so it will take some time for all areas of the project to add their current openings. Here are the currently published volunteer openings:

Production Working Group

Community Working Group

Get in the habit of checking the Help wanted in the community forum regularly to find out what new volunteer openings are out there. Also, the JCM will feature an updated article in this topic in every new monthly issue with links to current openings that have been added to this forum.

Becoming a volunteer contributor is a great way to give back to this great free open source project, and to make new friends from around the world. Once you become a volunteer contributor, you will find that it's a lot of fun too!

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Paul Orwig

Paul Orwig

Paul is a freelance web solutions provider based in Parker, Colorado, USA. He is the President of the board of directors for Open Source Matters, a former member of the Joomla! Community Leadership Team, a former Webmaster for the Joomla! community portal, and he was the founding Lead Editor for the Joomla! Community Magazine.