Want to volunteer for Radical Reference?

Like to answer challenging reference questions? Want to put your information skills to use in social justice contexts? Then EMAIL US AT INFO AT RADICALREFERENCE DOT INFO to participate in our growing information activist community! Let us know the username by which you'd like to be known, and we'll get back to you with a confirmation and more information.

RR volunteers answer questions from activist and independent journalist communities. We got our start in 2004 by providing street reference at demonstrations and other events, but since then we've also engaged in activities such as conducting workshops and presentations; creating blog posts and resource guides for the website; working on cataloging projects; discussing issues, sharing information, and getting reference support on our email list; and meeting up with like-minded individuals in local collectives. We've also got a list of dream projects that we'd love to accomplish, so jump right in if one of these piques your interest.

All of the instructions on answering questions and publishing other online content are in our website guide.

Many people come to RR out of a desire to answer questions on the site. So how does the "reference" part of Radical Reference work, you ask?