Frequently asked questions (volunteers)
The following are some frequently asked questions about managing community projects. If your question isn't listed here, add it to the Discussion tab for this page and someone will add your question and its response to this page.
How much time will I have to devote to a project if I volunteer?
You can devote as much or as little as your time and schedule allow. Some volunteers provide a few hours a week. Some volunteers have a varied schedule and can only help a few hours a month. Let your project manager know your availability and he or she will work with you. The general rule is that any help is valuable.
Do I need specialized equipment or software to participate?
Generally speaking you do not need special software and nothing to download to participate with a project. We have found that your skill set will determine if software outside of email, browser, and text editor is needed. If in doubt, contact the project manager with specific questions regarding a project you may be interested in joining.
I am not a tech person but I love the latest gadgets, can I still help?
Many times having a user who can test a new application and provide feedback on look, feel, and ease of use is valuable input. Even if the input confirms that the application worked as planned, this is valuable information.
There are so many projects that I don't know where to begin. How do I know which project really needs my help?
The best help is given in areas where you have a keen interest and specific experience or knowledge on a subject matter. There are many projects that need volunteers. Pick one that is exciting to you.
I do not live in Utah. Is there a way I can help?
We are looking for volunteers from all over the world. This gives us a broad perspective and differing view points which ultimately enrich the end result. If you have an email and internet connection, you can participate in a project.