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Volunteer List Info

Thanks for your interest in helping us out! A few general notes about our volunteer program:

  • For budgetary reasons, we must minimize the number of paid staff, with a very few exceptions for major roles (and even there, we're trying to get people for less than their professional rates). So we will put up projects for volunteers first.
  • If there are no volunteers, we will give preference to those willing to work at a discounted rate

We are using the wiki to organize the list of volunteers, since it is user-editable, which is much simpler for the TSI administrators than the previous method of having volunteers post on a forum thread or email volunteers@seasteading.org. If you are interested in helping out, please:

  • FillOutYourProfile skills (if you posted them publicly, we may have done this for you):
  • Add your name to any projects/positions/sections you're interested in.
    • Link your name to your seasteading.org profile with {{U|your_username}}, as you can see in the existing entries.
    • Add any details, like special skills / qualifications that aren't in your profile skills section.
    • If you'd need to be paid, please note that.

We have populated the list based on this forum thread and emails sent to volunteers@seasteading.org, but we may have missed some, so please check your listing and of course feel free to edit it.

List of Projects / Areas

About The List

  • Each role links to a description on the TSI Jobs/Volunteer Page
  • For filled roles, also see the TSI Jobs/Volunteer Page
  • There will be more projects available in the future, check back here or watch the blog for announcements.
  • Feel free to add new roles to the Miscellaneous section at the end. Please don't add/edit roles in earlier sections!

The List


  • Conference Coordinators - Help us make our first annual conference fun and inspiring!
    • Alexis Bright
    • anne - I've done quite a lot of conferences thus far, up to 400 people, so I know what needs to be done, what the best ways are to get things done and to get speakers, negotiate deals etc. I am however based in the Netherlands right now, but am willing to travel, plus that my evenings are daytime in the US, which is where I suspect you will want the conference to be organized, so no time-difference trouble there.
  • Membership Coordinator - Design and operate our membership program.
  • Marketing Associate - Help us craft a sticky message and simplify our vision to its bare essentials.
  • Burners - Help represent the seasteading community at Burning Man!
    • cody - Will be attending BM 2008, can hand out anything sent to me. Little late to get an art car started. but I could be talked into doing one.
  • Visual Inspiration Associate - Find good pictures (and quotes) for the website
  • Design Associates - We have a number of 2D and 3D graphic design projects.
    • Paul Spooner - Blender Modeling (also Gimp and Inkscape)
    • ajtaka - Blender Modeling, svg coding, vector drawing
    • xoid - 3d graphics (povray.org)
    • Jesrad - Second Life and Wings3D modeling
    • Dean Landolt - Graphic design (Photoshop, Illustrator). Modeling (AutoCAD, Sketchup). I've done both professionally, but being a F/OSS developer I really ought to hone my design chops with the Free toolchain anyway.
  • Drupal Programmer - We have many small website projects available for those with Drupal/PHP experience.
    • Mathijs Koenraadt of Morningtime Internet Agency
    • Arto Bendiken
    • Dean Landolt - I've hacked around with Drupal -- I'm not expert but I know me some PHP.
  • GIS Programmer - We would like to add more interactive geodata to the website.

These are unofficial roles where you agree to help out with a particular country. We might direct press inquiries from that country to contact you for a quote or interview, ask you to translate or summarize local articles, or for a couch to crash on if we come visit :).

  • Australia
    • Temujin - perhaps regional ambassador for Australia and/or Asia. I should be able to handle translation to Chinese.
  • Brazil
    • João Leite - I live in Brazil and I have experience with public speaking, I speak Portuguese (native), English, Spanish (fluent) and German (advanced).
  • Denmark
    • lasse-birk-olesen- I can currently go to all of Denmark, Southern Sweden, and Northern Germany and evangelize in Danish and English, orally and in writing. I have experience in speaking to an audience.
  • Finland
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • France


  • Research Associate - Help us kick off the research program by finding/hiring a full-time Chief Scientist.
  • Scientific Advisory Board Coordinator - Help us create the SAB.
  • Chief Scientist (needs job description)
  • Legal research - We have a volunteer experienced w/ international maritime law, but will surely have other questions, and it would be good to have someone to help interpret his answers and spec out his projects.
    • zavislak - I'll have the ability to do independent research for law school credit during the next two years. I'll see what I can come up with on my own, but if you have any suggestions about particular topics, let me know!
  • Web Research
    • lasse-birk-olesen
    • João Leite - I have some experience with academic researching, and I have already worked as an assistant-editor to an academic website.


  • Eng Consulting Crew - Add your name here if you're willing to be emailed / pestered with occasional engineering questions. Mention your specialties.
    • eelco - Mech. E
    • seymour77 - Ocean Engineering, Power systems, support infrastructure.
    • sundiver - I have extensive and varied marine experience that could benefit your organization...In almost any aspect of your endeavors, I can express an opinion on whether something is fiction or fantasy, and support it.
  • Director of Engineering (needs job description)
    • Andy House
    • Gary T (see post)
    •  ? Rob Bryan (see post)
  • Manual Labor in San Francisco, CA, USA
    • andrewdblevins - I would be up for helping with heavy lifting and manual labor over a summer when you get ready for construction.

Administrative (none at this time)

Miscellaneous (Feel free to add new roles!)

Feel free to add new roles here!

Website stuff
  • Misc IT work/skills
    • Pippolo - I could help in Information Technology (I'm a Networking Manager)
    • Ivan - I work in IT and developer workloflow system. I have MCSE, MCDBA certificate's
    • xoid - Unix sysadmin
    • Mikhail - Unix/Windows system administration, hosting skills,
  • Misc Design work
    • Tuk - I'm a professional webdesigner with 5 years (2 pro) experience working with web/graphic design and site administration. I'm mainly profficient in xHTML, and CSS, but I've got experience working with most major CMSes, running blogs/forums etc. I can do minor backend work, and can work with PHP/ASP files. So basically if you need any help with the website frontend I can do it. I'm not a "programmer" though, I leave scripting to the smarter guys :)
  • Misc Programming
    • aquatsr - Extensive C/C++, MATLAB, and MathCad skills, Moderate Perl, PHP, SQL, Python skills
    • LegioNovaInvicta - I am able to program in C, PHP, HTML, Javascript
    • Mikhail - Programming skils (Perl/PHP/C and some other languages, database programming),
Business / Entrepreneurship
  • Medical - libertariandoc: I'd like to take on the research and some development for medical plans and facilities
  • General - whysean - "Former HavenCo CEO looking for work :-) - I am willing to help in any way that does not involve moving anywhere."
  • General Skills
    • finch - fish culturist, general handyman, some experience with commercial fisheries harvest/management/enhancement.
    • andw00t - I can any work as the electrician, the electronician, the radioian, the radarian incliuding disel power generation.
    • LegioNovaInvicta - I am a first year Electronic Engineering with business management student. Therefore I have acquired a background in Physics, Maths, Circuits and assembly programming.
  • Defense
    • Russell Whitaker
    • firefool125 - i may not be an expert, but ever since i was little i have loved everything there was to know about military warfare and defense technology, so if there is anything that you need to know about defense of the seasteads then I will know it, be able to find out about it, or be able to find the right person to help you with it.
    • Halcyon - Im trained in the use of firearms, (pistols, assault-rifles, heavy-machineguns,grenades). Im trained in military warfare, first response, tactics, and troop supervision.
  • Power Generation
    • BenderFry - I have a BS in Chemical Engineering, with 3 years production experience. I could assist in control systems and power generation (specifically of the turbine based systems).