Hi Gang, My guess is that a lot of this is handled informally today, if and when it comes up at all. [And I certainly have a soft spot for the 'but if I do it myself I know it will get done the way I want it done' mentality.] ;-) I was gonna suggest some kind of Beatles call-out on TheForum ... If you need help on an activity, you send in an email with a "H*E*L*P: nunsuch activity" subject line and see if you get any bites. However, after a bit more reflection (and since my old guy forehead is growing I gets LOTS more reflection!), I'm wondering if this wouldn't be better as a 'design consideration' on the evolt homepage. Some kind of "Here are the top 5 things we could use a hand with RIGHT NOW" list. I think it would be nice to offer folks who want to help out or volunteer a bit a choice, a couple of activities where we could use immediate assistance. [The zoo I'm currently volunteering at has a kind of perpetual calendar of activities on-line where you can pick things to help out at. It's an extremely awkward implementation -- but the concept is in the right place.] Of course, there are some downsides: - Training. If you ask for help, then you may be committing to train some goober like me who doesn't have your understanding of the process and how it works today. - Review. If you ask for help, then you are committing to reviewing the work in a timely fashion once it's complete - and we all know it will get done (if at all) at the most inconvenient time personally possible! - Action. <shudder /> Lastly, if anyone does come forward and lend a hand with something; (say sorting out a new drupal module or a CSS change), there may actually be some action that would have to take place to implement the volunteered work. Anyways ... Would 'zat be any more of a 'volunteer-friendly' way to direct enthusiastic new recruits? HTH, RonL. PS. Belated congrats to Alan and family on the new addition! Hope everyone is doing well!